Jon Waldman Online Book LaunchWednesday Apr 21 2021 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Zoom, Virtual
McNally Robinson Booksellers, in partnership with Simon & Schuster Canada, is pleased to present the Canadian book launch of Swimming Aimlessly (Tiller Press).
Author Jon Waldman, a Winnipeg-based author uses his own journey as inspiration in this heartfelt and funny guide for men and couples struggling with infertility. During Canadian Infertility Awareness Week, there is no better time than the present to have an honest and open discussion about the physical, emotional, and financial stress that infertility puts on a marriage.
Jon Waldman will be joined in conversation by journalist and Global News 680 CJOB co-host of The Start, Lauren McNabb.
Author Jon Waldman is a Winnipeg-based writer and author. Jon earned his BA at the University of Winnipeg and his Bachelor of Journalism through Ryerson University’s postgraduate program. His most recent book, 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, was shortlisted for the Winnipeg Book Award (2015). Jon has spoken at TEDx, the United Kingdom’s National Infertility Awareness Week, Fertility Rally, and IVF Babble, been interviewed widely, and contributed to many publications. In 2009, Jon and his wife Elana embarked on a six-year journey through infertility, which included the birth of their daughter, Kaia, in July 2015. Connect with Jon on Twitter or on Instagram.
Radio host and journalist Lauren McNabb is a co-host of the morning show on 680 CJOB Winnipeg. Lauren began her extensive career in journalism in 2000 with Global Winnipeg and was later promoted as Global National’s Manitoba correspondent. In 2005 she moved to its Toronto bureau, but was often on the move, covering Canada's role in Afghanistan and the aftermath of several natural disasters. Lauren has reported on-location from several international cities and served as Global National’s Middle East correspondent. Lauren returned to Manitoba and Global Winnipeg in 2011 as producer and host of the award winning program Focus Manitoba, and in 2016 Lauren became the co-anchor of Global News at 6.
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Using his own journey as inspiration, writer Jon Waldman offers this heartfelt and funny guide for men and couples struggling with infertility.
Take a moment to scroll through the contacts on your phone or your friends on Facebook. One in six of them is struggling with infertility. The affected women have most likely reached out to family, close friends, support groups, or online communities. They ask for the help they need, and often get it on behalf of themselves and their partners.
But men don't always handle infertility well. Regardless of the underlying cause, the inability to conceive naturally can be extremely painful. The resulting feelings of inadequacy, shame, and isolation can change how a man acts towards those closest to him. But Jon Waldman wants to change that.
In Swimming Aimlessly, Waldman shares his family's infertility story, a years-long, crazy expensive, physically and emotionally exhausting ride. He also speaks with other couples, doctors, and fertility experts, providing not only the latest science, but more intimate advice about the ups and downs of trying to conceive, keeping the partnership healthy, and dealing with the inevitable losses that come--even when the journey ends in a baby.