“With her singular wit and told in her own voice, Joanne has singlehandedly redefined the romantic comedy genre with this infectious, heartfelt and oftentimes jaw-dropping love story. Let this be the one thing you listen to this week. It will change you.”

Joanne Spataro is a writer, ghostwriter and writing teacher living in New York City. She’s the author of Preconceptions, a memoir about her queer and trans fertility. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Vice and The Huffington Post. She’s the founder of Memoirish, a quarterly program that helps new and seasoned writers find their voice through class feedback and writing prompts.

Recently, she spoke with New York Times bestselling author Jenny Mollen on her podcast Third Wheel, which you can hear at the link

Joanne’s memoir, Preconceptions, is available on Audible.

As a gay person, Joanne dreamed of falling in love and having a child. This seemed impossible – until she swiped right on Lara. From their first date on, Joanne knew Lara was the one – kind, caring, and wanting to have a child together someday. 

Two years later, Lara, a transgender woman, told Joanne, a cisgender woman, that if they wanted to try having a biological child, it was now or never. Despite the physical and mental obstacles, the couple embarked on a conception journey that would take their bond to the brink.

Told with humor and heart, Preconceptions is the story of how, against all odds, two people realized their dream of becoming a party of three. 

“With her singular wit and told in her own voice, Joanne has singlehandedly redefined the romantic comedy genre with this infectious, heartfelt and oftentimes jaw-dropping love story. Let this be the one thing you listen to this week. It will change you.” – Jenny Mollen

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