What do two
nice Jewish girls do when they want to start a family?
They can marry two nice Jewish boys. Or, if they
happen to be lesbians, they can buy sperm online
from California! Buying Dad (Alyson Publications,
July 2003) is a hilarious, edgy, first-person chronicle
of a year in the life of a woman engaged in a very
alternative family-planning experience.
Peeling back the layers of self-indulgence accumulated
in thirty-odd years as a self-proclaimed gay, childless,
albeit happy neurotic, Aizley takes the reader on
one of the most personal, intimate, and utterly
female journeys any woman, gay or straight, can
make - that of becoming a mother.
Aizley's story begins with the search for sperm
- Known or unknown donor? Delivered on dry ice or
in a nitrogen tank? The journey unfolds within the
context of her relationship with her female partner,
her mother's diagnosis of cancer, the threat of
her own possible infertility, and finally pregnancy
Aizley's wry voice and candid prose embrace this
confluence of major life events with the humor and
wisdom that make Buying Dad accessible not only
to other lesbians, but to any woman who ever has
considered ending a lifetime of sleep-filled nights
and becoming a parent.