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Publisher Description

'My son shoved an unpopped popcorn up his nose . . . what do I do?'
'My daughter was drinking from the dog's bowl with a curly straw . . . is that a problem?'
'There is something in my baby's nappy resembling a creature from the Alien franchise . . . should I be concerned?'
Ahhhh, Parenthood. So much joy, so many stains. So many rewards, so many unfinished lattes. So many questions, so many people pretending they have the answers. Madeleine West is an actor, a writer and sometimes a comedian, but most importantly, she is a mother, and even though she has a perfectly functional television, she has six of the crazed critters to prove it. Madeleine is no expert, but if she hasn't seen it, wiped it up, medicated it, rushed to the emergency ward with it, raised bail for it, or given birth to it, it isn't worth knowing. In this hilarious, moving, brutally honest tale, Madeleine takes you through the ups and downs of the rollercoaster called Parenthood.
You will laugh, you may cry, and you might just learn something along the way.

1 April
Penguin Random House Australia
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Deane Noble ,

Six Under Eight by Madeline West

It was the best book I have read in a very long time, I could picture situations, put myself there as she was discribing the situation.
She is a wonderful writer I do hope she continues, a very talented lady.
Deane Noble

Deane Noble ,

Six Under Eight

I have just finished reading Madeline West's book.
It was the best read I have had in a long time, I am fighting lykemia & while having treatment I would read & laugh out loud that everyone in the treatment room wanted to know what I was reading. A bit like Meg Ryan in 'When Harry met Sally' the scene where the lady wanted what she was having. I do hope I sold a few copies for you Madeline.
Great Read can highly recommend it.
Deane Noble

Whatagreatbook ,


What a ride! Loved, loved, loved this book. Raw, honest, couldn't put it down. Recommend it 100%.

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