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Author O'Connell, Meaghan, author.

Title And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  306.8743 OCO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  306.8743 OCO    AVAILABLE
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Description v, 230 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Meaghan O'Connell always felt totally alienated by the cutesy, sanctimonious, sentimental tone of most writing about motherhood. After getting accidentally pregnant in her twenties, she realized that the book she needed--a brutally honest, agenda-less take on 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 brave exploration of transitioning into motherhood as a fledgling young adult. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the second adolescence of a changing postpartum body, the problem of sex post-baby, the weird push to make "mom friends," and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity. Most unforgettably, O'Connell brings us into the delivery room as no writer has before, rendering childbirth in all its feverish gore and glory, and shattering the fantasies of a "magical" or "natural" experience that warp our expectations and erode maternal self-esteem.
Subject O'Connell, Meaghan.
Unwanted pregnancy -- Decision making.
Unwanted pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.
Motherhood.
Pregnancy.
Parenthood.
ISBN 9780316393843
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