Greg Wolfe has had a rocky road to parenthood. After going through four cycles of in vitro fertilization and several years of treatment, Wolfe and his wife welcomed a healthy baby boy in March of 2009. During their struggle to get pregnant, Wolfe noticed a lack of resources for men who are dealing with infertility. His first book, How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: a Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility (Harper Perennial), is the man's guide to anything and everything in the infertility universe. With both profound sympathy and side-splitting humor, Wolfe shares his insight on everything from the proper etiquette in the clinic's sample room to detailed instructions on how to administer hormone shots. For those who are trying to navigate the world of infertility, Wolfe's useful handbook and keynote presentations answer the questions that plague men most, including: Why are boxers better than briefs? How can hamsters help determine what's wrong with my sperm? And, my wife's already moody enough, so why am I injecting her with even more hormones? A prolific speaker, Wolfe is perfect for appearances at pregnancy and infertility conferences, parenting associations, men's groups, health organizations, and research institutes.
Wolfe grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of California at San Diego. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he spent time with the Groundlings and Acme Theatre improvisational groups in Los Angeles while earning his master's degree in education. He now teaches high school English and history and resides in Valencia, California with his wife, Julie, and their son, Connor.
Praise for Greg Wolfe:
"I had the honor of speaking on a panel with Greg; he was incredibly smart, funny, insightful, and really offered some sensitive information in a warm, witty and compassionate manner. I am totally a Greg Wolfe fan!"
- Stacie Krajchir-Tom, Fertility Planit Show 2013
Praise for How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup:
"Who knew? A book about the challenges of infertility that is so funny that at times it's an actual page-turner! Men have Greg Wolfe, an irreverent comedian, to thank for writing such a witty book to help them navigate the bizarre world of bodily secretions and scheduled sex, hormones and shots, and all other manner of human indignities. And while his legacy will clearly be his cherished son, he can be incredibly proud of contributing a work that will undoubtedly make the journey to parenthood that much easier, if not downright funnier, for scores of couples lucky enough to have discovered his book."
-- Toni Weschler, bestselling author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility
"Not only is this a great 'guy's guide' to infertility from a male point of view, but I think it should be a mandatory read for women too."
"Refreshing.... Finally, a man's view of the promises and problems, ups and downs of infertility treatment."
-- Library Journal