My Child and Other Mistakes
The hilarious and heart-warming motherhood memoir from the comedy star
A Sunday Times bestseller: the unflinching, raw and utterly hilarious book about parenthood that everyone should read
'Very, very, very funny' JO BRAND
'Bloody hilarious' CARIAD LLOYD
'Full of honesty, heart and humour' JASON MANFORD
'Raw, honest and hilarious' ROSIE RAMSAY
'Refreshingly honest' ROMESH RANGANATHAN
'Consistently funny and life affirming' JOSH WIDDICOMBE
'I want my daughters to read this book' SINDHU VEE
My Child and Other Mistakes is the honest lowdown on Motherhood and all its grisly delights, asking the questions no one wants to admit to asking themselves - do I want a child? Do I have a favourite? Do I wish I hadn't had one and spent the money on a kitchen island instead?
Stand-up comic, broadcaster and actress Ellie Taylor is relatable, clever and interested in how women can have it all. Her honest, hilarious and moving account of the whys and hows of having a baby makes perfect reading for expectant mothers and fathers everywhere, as well as those who've been there, done that, and wonder how on earth they did.
In this very funny book she writes candidly about her own personal experience exploring the decision to have a baby when she doesn't even like them, the importance of cheese during pregnancy, why she took hair straighteners to the labour ward, plus the apocalyptic newborn days, childcare, work and the inevitable impact on life and love and most importantly, her breasts.
READERS ARE LOVING MY CHILD AND OTHER MISTAKES
***** 'Should be given out by health visitors to new moms'
***** 'It's like Ellie dove into my brain and wrote about my own personal experience of motherhood'
***** 'The comfort I took knowing I'm not alone has been like therapy!'
***** 'I have recommended it to all my child raising friends.'
***** 'An absolute must read'
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This was such a page turner - loved the honesty and humour in this book.
Wish I’d read this book, rather than a hypnobirthing manual.
Such a fantastic book, mainly because it’s completely true and I could see so much of myself in Ellie’s experience (having had my own tiny person recently). I laughed so much reading the book, and not small giggles, full belly aching, crying laughs. Fantastic and I have recommended it to everyone!
Brilliantly honest and so very funny.
It’s a long time since I was mum to a little one - but I remembered it like it was yesterday when reading this book- so funny. Not much different navigating life with a tween-Ager and a 16 year old- I look forward to reading your take on this phase and looking back and laughing too!!