Publisher: Key Porter Books
Format: Review Copy
Purchase: Indie Bound
This book was a no brainer for me to read and review. I'm a mom and am constantly being interrupted with everything I do. Would I have it any other way? No. Would I still like a moment to myself sometimes? You bet. Do I have a few drinks every now and then and vent about the ups and downs of motherhood? Yessiree.
I find it to be also very appropriate that I am now three days late for this blog tour due to a hectic schedule of jobs, family and daycare/school shuffling about. I guess when you are late to reviewing this kind of book, the reader should understand. Right?
I hope so.
Having that said, I really enjoyed this book. The range of stories was really diverse, unlike a lot of other essay collections I've read about motherhood. You go from one extreme hearing about a journalist covering the war in Iraq 3 months after giving birth to an actress who's brilliant birth plan is shattered when he son arrives three months early.
These stories were honest and that is always refreshing. I enjoy seeing the humor in motherhood and the fact that we are not perfect. Thank you to the women in these stories for admitting that and sharing all of the ups, downs, the expectations, the regrets, the joy, the hope, and the love of motherhood.
Thank you to Lisa at TLB Book Tours for asking me to be on this tour.
Once again, sorry I am late!
I think this book is geared towards mothers of all ages. I think if you were not a mother, it would go over your head. You have to live it to relate, in my opinion. If there is a reader considering motherhood, then it would give them a voice from all sides.
Overall, I recommend this collection of essays on motherhood. Raw, honest and sincere, it tells it like it is.
Cori Howard is the founder of The Momoir Project, an online writing centre that offers memoir writing classes, workshops and workbooks. She’s also an award-winning journalist whose work in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio has taken her around the world. Her stories – many about motherhood – have appeared in publications including Reader’s Digest, Elle, The Independent, among many others. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her family.
Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!
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