Saturday, January 28, 2012

Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the truth about Motherhood

Publisher: Key Porter Books
Genre: Memoir/Essays
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!

Rating: Recommend
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.

Author Info:
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!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Danielle at Theres a Book reviewed this too. I think I need to check it out.

Marce said...

I do like these ones Michelle but never feel like reading them from beginning to end in 1 go.

Did we get different ages of the children? Career moms, stay at home moms etc?

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

this sounds like the perfect book for me and my daughter to share - i'm off to check out her site and learn how to write my own momoir! how cool!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Ah yes, motherhood wouldn't be motherhood with out multiple and myriad interruptions! LOL

I'm glad you enjoyed this one when you were able to find time to read it. :) Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Paula Calvanico said...

See you a lot on tea time and happily ever after. New follower.

Ahhh motherhood as mom to 6 and grandma to 2 I know what ya mean about quiet and a couple of drinks here and there.


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carol said...

Sounds like one I, along with several women I know, would enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation.

Lisa said...

Sounds like one I definitely need to add to the wish list, even though my kids are almost all grown up. I've only got one left at home but I don't suppose that matters - you never stop being a mom!

Ann Summerville said...

It might be good for grandmothers too. You forget what it's like to have a little one running around.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

that is funny you were late in reviewing this type of book. I can understand that! I'm not a mom but I want to be some day, and some of my friends already are. Sounds like a nice book. I like that the stories and situations are all diverse!!