‘Hilarious. Makes me feel like I’m not the only one.’ Cherry Healey
Funny and courageous fiction for fans of Dawn O’Porter and Gill Sims.
‘Had me rolling about laughing…I read this in one sitting it was that good’ Chellsandbooks
Rebecca is 42, has a beautiful child and a wonderful husband. But she just hasn’t been feeling herself recently…
Rebecca thinks a great night out should involve a packet of Marlboro’s, six double vodkas and snogging a colleague. Not gormlessly drinking a zero-alcohol No-hito while Instagramming a vegan chicken wing.
Rebecca wants to ride on a Harley Davidson, to crowd surf till dawn, then collapse in a heap after swigging from a bottle of Jack Daniels . . . not sit in a soul-destroying meeting surrounded by 'blue sky thinking' and men half her age who interrupt all the time.
She's had enough of commuting to an office that is so cold people have to wear blankets all day. And she can't help asking herself why her adorable daughter must spend all week in a containment zone for pre-schoolers.
Rebecca wants to feel that there's MORE coming her way, rather than less . . .
In short – Rebecca wants out.
But where to?
‘Had me laughing and crying in equal measure – would recommend to anyone venturing into parenthood or considering it.’ Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka
‘I love Anniki’s writing on motherhood. It’s funny and totally honest, but also soulful and sometimes quite beautiful. She gets to the heart of the matter of what it feels like to be a mother.’ Clover Stroud
Anniki has the magic touch of saying what many of us are too edited to say whilst also being hilarious – I don’t know many parents that haven’t felt the overwhelm and having someone so brilliantly put it on paper makes me feel like I’m not the only one.’ Cherry Healey
'It felt like it was written for me.' Kate Hiscox @wearsmymoney
‘Hilarious, painful and deeply accurate. . . I was torn between howling with laughter and wincing with pain.’ Julia Williams
About the author
Anniki is co-founder of the podcast series The Hotbed Collective with Cherry Healey and Lisa Williams, that talks openly about sex and relationships, which is now on its fifth series. Anniki has also published More Orgasms Please with Penguin, her non-fiction book with Lisa Williams and regularly writes on parenting and motherhood for The Telegraph and other publications. She also has her own radio show on Soho Radio entitled The Motherwhelmed Show and lives in London with her partner and two children.
Funny, relatable and an overall lovely read
As a new mum this book had me laughing and crying at certain points.
She is able to perfectly articulate the rollercoaster of emotions I feel about the lack of sleep, panicking about going back to work and the humdrum of marriage after a very long time together.
Definitely worth a read!