Read This: Trying: Love, Loose Pants & the Quest for a Baby

Hot off the presses, Trying – Love, loose pants and a quest for a baby chronicles one man’s journey on his quest to fatherhood. Author, Mark Cossey holds nothing back when sharing his frustrating 4 year journey through infertility. […]

Trying Love, Loose Pants and the Quest for A Baby

Trying Book CoverHot off the presses, “Trying – Love, Loose pants and a Quest for a Baby” chronicles one man’s journey on his quest to fatherhood. Author, Mark Cossey holds nothing back when sharing his frustrating 4 year journey through infertility. Written with a great deal of humor, this book makes an excellent war-story to uplift and inspire men. We were able to catch up with Mark and learn what inspired him to share his story:

Trying: Love, Loose Pants and the Quest for a Baby

What inspired you to write Trying – Love, Loose Pants and the Quest for a Baby?

I wanted to tell an honest story. Well, there is a fight with a Wicked Witch in it and nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest turns up, but besides that it’s 100% true. Ish. I also use (alleged) humour in the book because all worthwhile things should be laughed at and because men can’t look directly at an issue. It’s like asking a Vampire to sun bathe.

Did you learn anything in the process?

Writing the book taught me this: I love my wife and wanted to have a family with her. To be fair, I am a bit slow. Martha’s always telling me. I also discovered our family was not going to be what I imagined, turn up when I wanted it to, or in any way cooperate. That’s families for you – they’re like North Korea.

Do you have any advice for men who are dealing with fertility issues?

Don’t fret about IVF, egg donation, adoption, and don’t put anything too cold on the testes because they can actually fall off. Children will come if you truly want them. Then, one morning, you’ll have the flu, a vomit stain on your jacket and a job interview in twenty minutes. That’s precisely the moment when the little monsters will refuse to move until Lau Lau achieves Waybuloo for the seven hundredth time.

Then you’ll be a family. That’s why I wrote the book; if Martha and I can get there, anyone can.

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