Things I Wish I'd Known

Women tell the truth about motherhood

edited by Victoria Young
NZD $22.99

Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette, Emma Freud and many more provide 'the essential gift for pregnant friends' (Stylist)

Look at the front cover of any parenting book and what do you see? Glowing mothers-to-be, or pristine, beautifully-behaved children. But the reality is, your pregnancy might be a sweaty, moody rollercoaster, and your children will almost certainly spend the first few years of their lives covered in food, tears and worse. And the experience is no less magical for it. In this no-holds-barred collection of essays, prominent women authors, journalists and TV personalities explore the truth about becoming mothers. Covering topics from labour to the breastapo, twins to IVF, weaning to post-birth sex, and with writers including Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette and Lucy Porter (and many more) Things I Wish I'd Known is a reassuring, moving and often hilarious collection that will speak to mothers - and mothers-to-be - everywhere.

'Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always genuine.' - Angels & Urchins

Author bio:

Victoria Young is a journalist and magazine editor. She started her career in New York where she worked at the New York Times for three years, then returned to London to work at YOU magazine, Red and the Evening Standard. She's written for the Guardian, the Independent, Grazia, Marie Claire and was also script advisor on BAFTA award-winning screenplay Kiss of Life directed by Emily Young. Most recently she was assistant editor of woman&home magazine. Tory lives with her husband and son in London.

Category: Humour & Gift
ISBN: 9781785780370
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: April 2016
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Gift books