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And now we have everything: On motherhood before I was ready

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O'Connell, Meaghan. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company , 2018. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GH 100 OCO 2018
When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself. ; And Now We …
Title
And now we have everything: On motherhood before I was ready
Author
O'Connell, Meaghan
Place
New York, NY
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Year Published
2018
Physical Description
Hardcover; 230 p.
Topics
Pregnancy
Motherhood
Abstract
When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself.
And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.
Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself.
ISBN
9780316393843
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GH 100 OCO 2018
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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