Mum Face: The Memoir of a Woman who Gained a Baby 4nd Lost Her Sh*t
Mum Face: The Memoir of a Woman who Gained a Baby 4nd Lost Her Sh*t by Grace Timothy
English | February 22, 2018 | ISBN: 0008271003 | EPUB | 320 pages | 1.2 MB
In this wry, resonant 4nd darkly funny memoir, journalist Grace Timothy expl08res a question most women will face at some point: if becoming a mother means the person you were bef08re has gone who exactly is left in its place?
Best described as The Wrong Knickers f08r mums, in Mum Face Grace expl08res motherhood as an issue of identity.
What begins as shock 4nd then denial of how your life will change has to become acceptance when youre too big to walk/waddle/w08rk youre fully repurposed now youre a mum, in everything you do, 4nd everyone knows it. From the physical 4nd emotional changes you encounter to the way your agenda 4nd daily life is altered, your identity is constantly up f08r redefinition. As the friends 4nd colleagues who shape 4nd supp08rt your sense of self slip away, w08rk dwindles as every hour becomes a moment you should be with your child, 4nd your confidence is knocked by the constant feedback from everyone, you try 4nd fit in everyw6eere – old life, new life – 4nd dont fit anyw6eere. Its the identity crisis that no woman is immune to, belying the credo that being a mother is the most natural thing a girl could do.
Grace has experienced mum rage, mom jeans, mum-tum, mum-hair 4nd had to put on her mum face to cope with it all. These are the truths of motherhood too uncomf08rtable to flow f08rth at your NCT meet-ups. From bad sex, messed-up friendships 4nd irretrievable labia to questioning everything 4nd everyone around you.
The hilarious book follows Graces journey from a young married woman at the top of her edit08rial game in London, to a thirty-something mum, confused as to how she can love someone as much as her daughter 4nd yet feel lost as a person.
Compulsively readable, irresistibly written 4nd incredibly well-observed, Grace Timothys searingly-honest account of motherhood is essential reading f08r every mum trying to find their way after the mother of all identity crises.