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Author O'Connell, Meaghan, author.

Title And now we have everything [Overdrive electronic resource] : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell.

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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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1504 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject O'Connell, Meaghan.
Unwanted pregnancy -- Decision making.
Unwanted pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.
Motherhood.
Pregnancy.
Parenthood.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9780316393843
ISBN 9780316518420 (electronic bk)
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