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Publisher's Summary

Will there be light at the end of the birth canal?
Does the word endometriosis make you want to stick a fork in your eye? No?
Then perhaps this book isn't for you. It's funny, and (sometimes alarmingly) frank. It contains an impressive array of synonyms for vagina and it's certainly NSFW.
It's about having a devil womb and a hot knife lodged in a shoulder. It's about becoming blackly bitter and twisted in infertility, and then slowly finding a way to untwist.
It's part memoir, part dark comedy, wrapped up loosely as a journal full of TMI and quirk.
Let me put it this way: If Helen Fielding and Marian Keyes were to go through IVF, and use Caitlin Moran as a surrogate, this book would be their baby.
The Underachieving Ovary is an honest and satisfying must-hear for anyone battling endometriosis or infertility. Start listening to it today.
©2016 Janita Lawrence (P)2018 Janita Lawrence
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5 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 03-14-18

The Gynecology Chronicles

Would you consider the audio edition of The Underachieving Ovary to be better than the print version?

Have only heard the Audio edition.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Underachieving Ovary?

The feeling of Anticipation on the Authors honeymoon.

What does Jennifer Swanepoel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A quirky sarcasm that fits the story.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Every problem has its unique solution.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joni J Mielke on 03-15-18

Dark, witty, funny, brilliant memoir

I loved this book. The dark humour and wit combined with raw honesty bring this memoir to life. Joan Swanepoel does an excellent job in her reading of The Underachieving Ovary, tackling South African (Afrikaans) words and phrases flawlessly as she performs with zest and connects with the story she is narrating in a way that is anything but detached.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Buy it. Listen to it. Now.

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4 out of 5 stars
By med c on 04-15-18

The Underachieving ovary

This book is, a journey. It is real, and raw, and remarkable, with laugh out loud moments. Then there are those moments when you have to swallow the lump in your throat and go play with your kids, just because you can.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By JS748 on 04-17-18

A lovely account of infertility with happy ending

This is a beautiful story of a woman who struggled with infertility for 3 years which turns into a beautiful story of life. beautifully told and breathtakingly heart breaking at times but told so well x loved it

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