Don't Forget to Scream: Unspoken Truths About Motherhood (Hardback)Marianne Levy (author)
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Detailing everything from sleep deprivation to the emotional turmoil that a new baby brings with it, Levy's passionate, unapologetic memoir of motherhood addresses the contradictions and complexities of being a mum in today's society.
Until I had my first child, and this is to my shame, I had little understanding of just how much mothers are hidden, their stories unspoken, even as they cross the street in plain sight.
Like grief or falling in love, becoming a mother is an experience both ordinary and transformative. You are prepared for the sleeplessness and wonder, the noise and the chaos, the pram in the hall. But the extent to which this new life can turn your inner world upside-down - nothing prepares you for that.
In this frank, funny and fearless memoir, Marianne Levy writes with heart-wrenching honesty about love and loss, rage and pain, fear and joy. She breaks the silence around the emotional turmoil that having a child can unleash and asks why motherhood is at once so venerated and so undervalued.
This is the real story of being a parent in the modern world. It is a book that mothers will be glad to have read - and that everyone else should read, too.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 26 mm
'I loved these sharp, unusual essays about motherhood and cried my way through much of the book. Childbirth, desire, consumerism and marketing of baby stuff, deciding to have a second child, goldfish. Recommended' - Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun
'Don't Forget To Scream is funny and heartbreaking - a powerful portrayal of all that makes up motherhood. It feels both intimate and profoundly universal' - Catherine Cho, author of Inferno
'Marianne Levy's Don't Forget to Scream tells the truth of modern motherhood like nothing else I've read. Bold, brave and brilliant, it is also full of humour, joy and warmth. I loved it' - Cathy Rentzenbrink
'How I wish this book existed when I was a mother of young children. Each essay executes a brilliant swallow-dive from the enervating everyday of parenting into deep waters of profound and unorthodox thought. This is exciting, emboldening writing' - Tanya Shadrick, author of The Cure for Sleep
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