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And Now We Have Everything

Meaghan O'Connell's guide to the emotional impact of motherhood doesn't mince words and is filled to the brim with dark humour.

Meaghan O'Connell

When Meaghan O'Connell found herself accidentally pregnant in her 20s 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, unpredictable experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humour and hair-trigger BS 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, postpartum body issues and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, uncomfortable 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. (From Little, Brown and Company)

And Now We Have Everything is available in April 2018.

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