And Now We Have Everything

On Motherhood Before I Was Ready
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Product Number: Z100159613
Released: Jan 09, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549116865
Narrator/s: Meaghan O'Connell
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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"Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition."—Cheryl Strayed
A 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.

Author(s): Meaghan O'Connell
Original Publish Date: Apr 10, 2018

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Author(s): Meaghan O'Connell
Product Number EB00710248
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316518420