By Lucy Knisley. Published by First Second.
Hardcover, 192 pages, B&W, 2020.
Lucy Knisley is one of the great memoirists of the graphic novel format. Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir Kid Gloves (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting new motherhood in short, spontaneous little cartoons, which she posted on her Instagram, and which quickly gained her a huge cult following among other moms.
The best of those wildly popular little cartoons are collected in this adorable gift book, Go to Sleep (I Miss You), a perfect read for expecting parents, new parents, and anyone who loves funny, relatable comics storytelling.
"Lucy Knisley’s superb series of memoirs, from the marriage-industrial complex to pregnancy, turns to what comes next with Go to Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons From the Fog of New Parenthood." —Washington Post
"[Lucy's] spare linework conveys both the agony of an infant’s scrunched-up wail and the wonder of his perfectly rounded fingertips. Such observations make for a charmingly honest and humorous account of raising babies." —Publisher's Weekly
"A volume that will serve as a cherished keepsake for mother and son and will resonate strongly with other mothers." —Kirkus
"Whether you need a good laugh yourself, or have a new mom friend who could use a pick-me-up, [Go to Sleep (I Miss You)] is sure to do the trick. It’s the perfect companion for those late night calls of duty, and will hit the nail on the head when you wish baby would just. Go. To. Sleep." —The Bump