The Best Most Awful Job

by Katherine May


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Overturning Assumptions and Shattering Stereotypes

About this book:

Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About motherhood

Motherhood is life-changing. Joyful. Disorientating. Overwhelming. Intense on every level. It’s the best, most awful job. This hugely enjoyable collection of essays brings together twenty bold and brilliant women who speak about motherhood in all its raw, heart-wrenching, gloriously impossible forms.

Overturning assumptions, breaking down myths and shattering stereotypes, these writers challenge our perceptions of what it means to be a mother – and ask you to listen.

A vivid and visceral take on what it means to be a Mum this collection offers a wealth of diverse experiences and lots of perceptions which will be familiar to us all. Contributors include; Hollie McNish – Peggy Riley and Michelle Tea.

‘A wonderful anthology. I enjoyed it so much – the honesty, intelligence, fury and tenderness of the essays; and, importantly and refreshingly, the range of voices and stories it contains.’
Liz Berry, author of The Republic of Motherhood

‘This is the kind of book that could well make a difference to someone’s life . . . every mother should read it.’
Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You to Know

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