"Real and funny. I loved this book!"
—Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and The Family Firm
"Alena Dillon is the real gritty deal, and she leaves no agony or indignity unexamined. Plus, she's funny, reassuring, tender, and also furious—in other words, the perfect combo pizza for hungry new mothers."
—Catherine Newman, author of Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness
My Body Is A Big Fat Temple, a memoir of pregnancy and early motherhood, follows a writer as she debates having children, miscarries, faces morning sickness, uncertainty, physical impairments, labor, breastfeeding, the “baby blues,” the heartache of not loving her son as she thinks she should, parenting through a plague, until finally (basically, mostly) blossoming into her new identity.