Appearances and Press


July 12: Politics and Prose; Washington, D.C.
July 24: BlogHer Book Signing; Chicago, IL
October 18: DCJCC; Washington D.C. (noon)
October 23: Borders; Marlton, NJ. (7 p.m.)
October 29: Barnes and Noble; Rockville, MD (7:30 p.m.)
November 15: JCC Book Festival; Detroit, MI (10 a.m.)

More dates and locations coming soon.

Reviews and Articles

Washington Jewish Week: a review of the book.
Fertility Authority: an interview on the infertility website.
InDenver Times: an interview about the book.
Shady Grove Fertility Newsletter: an article about the book.
Conceive Magazine: an interview with the infertility magazine.
Gazette: a review of the book.


Click here to watch television appearances for Navigating the Land of If.

Bookstore Photos

Click here to see pictures of Navigating the Land of If in bookstores around the world.

Praise for
Navigating the Land of If:

"The 'Land of If' is a place that none of us want to visit. But for the millions of women who find ourselves marooned there, Melissa Ford is an invaluable guide. She describes its complex terrain honestly: with sympathy, clarity and just the right amount of wit. If you want to survive, and thrive, during your stay here, this is the book you must get."

--Peggy Orenstein, author of Waiting for Daisy

"Navigating the Land of If is like a field guide, witty advice column and how-to manual all rolled up in one intelligent and well-written compendium. It is essential reading for anyone going through infertility treatment and for those who love them."

--Beth Kohl, author of Embryo Culture: Making Babies in the Twenty-First Century

"Navigating the Land of If is a welcome guidebook for any woman who's felt like a lonely traveler on the road to motherland. With the sensible, frank, and compassionate advice of someone who's been there, Melissa Ford will help you understand where you are, where you're going, and what you'll need along the way. Every woman grappling with infertility and the feeling of being a stranger in a strange land should have Melissa's wonderful writing and comforting voice as her tour guide."

--Andi Buchanan, co-author of the Daring Book for Girls