And Now We Have Everything - Meaghan O'Connell

And Now We Have Everything

By Meaghan O'Connell

  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
And Now We Have Everything book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 21 Ratings)

And Now We Have Everything Meaghan O'Connell Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

One of the most anticipated books of 2018 -- Esquire, Elle, Nylon, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, GoodReads, The Millions, BookRiot, Bustle, The Week.
"Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition." -- Cheryl Strayed
A raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up.

When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with 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 exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.

Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself.

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  • Incredibly Honest and Beautifully Written

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    Any person from any walk of life could gain valuable insight from this book. I really wish there were more books like this out there. So candid and just a great book to continue to flip over again and again.
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