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And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by [O'Connell, Meaghan]
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And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews

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"As any parent knows, having a child is akin to detonating a tiny bomb in the middle of your otherwise wonderful life. O'Connell is fearless when negotiating the mess and magic of such difficult terrain, the place where fantasy goes to die and a genuine adult must rise in its stead (and function perfectly on no sleep). And Now We Have Everything is like the very best conversations, the ones you have in lowered tones at the back of a smoky bar with a trusted friend-funny, dark, and threaded with just the right amount of hope."--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest

"It's impossible to praise this book without realizing how the words we use to describe prose often originate in the words we use to describe the experiences of the body: laid bare, warm, ecstatic, brutal. And Now We Have Everything is a stark reminder of the beating, breakable hearts of the world's mothers."--Alana Massey, author of All the Lives I Want

"Equal parts anthropology and autobiography, And Now We Have Everything is a rigorous and thoughtful debut (and funny, let's not forget funny) from a fiercely intelligent writer. Meaghan O'Connell has done a great service to new moms and dads: showing that anxiety and humiliation are a part of being a parent, and best confronted with humor and honesty."--Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty

"Meaghan O'Connell's writing has meant everything to me as I've navigated the identity-warping maze of early motherhood. She is the most honest, funny, gifted, natural storyteller, and she shares her experiences generously and unsparingly, in a way that I hope will give her readers permission to feel all kinds of different ways about their own experiences, without shame, without self-hate, without regret, and without fear."--Emily Gould, author of Friendship

"I began And Now We Have Everything on a Friday evening and was finished with it by Saturday afternoon--and that was with house guests to entertain and two children to keep alive! Meaghan O'Connell's honesty, humor, vulnerability, and willingness to explore motherhood in all of its messy complexities made me feel understood in a way few books do. I never wanted it to end. A necessary, brilliant debut."--Edan Lepucki, New York Times bestselling author of California and Woman No. 17

"The harrowing, hilarious, totally honest account of parenthood we've all been waiting for. O'Connell's story is compulsively readable for parents and non-parents alike, as much about being young and unprepared for life as bringing another human into this chaotic world."--Sarah Gerard, author of Sunshine State

"Meaghan O'Connell writes with bracing clarity about the milk-soaked days of pregnancy and early parenthood, and I (truly) laughed and cried reading her account of crossing the great human divide. The biggest compliment of all: I used several hours of daylight childcare hours reading this book, just because I didn't want to put it down."--Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers

"A stunningly insightful book."--Lydia Kiesling, The Millions

"For every What to Expect When You're Expecting (and its ilk), there should be a What to Expect When You Weren't Expecting. But, strangely, there isn't, so Meaghan O'Connell has committed her experience of accidental pregnancy and motherhood to the page."--Elle

"The kind of book I wished for when I was pregnant. Pulling no punches, the writing is blunt, honest...This should be required reading that your doctor hands you after you see the two pink lines on the pregnancy test."--BookRiot

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Operating Instructions for the Millennial set: a fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before you're "ready."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2201 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (10 April 2018)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0756Z4XQF
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #168,204 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 starsIncredible writing on the uncertainty of wanting children and realities of new parenthood
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