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Publisher Description

A raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up.

When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties 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, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. 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, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable 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.

Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition." -- Cheryl Strayed

April 10
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Incredibly Honest and Beautifully Written

Any person from any walk of life could gain valuable insight from this book. I really wish there were more books like this out there. So candid and just a great book to continue to flip over again and again.

HereWeGo20192 ,

I feel jipped.

I thought I liked this book. I really thought she was being honest and raw with us, the readers. Her financial struggles. Her woes as an artist. But then I read that she was the first female employee at Tumblr and was living, is living, her child will live, off those millions forever. How can she really mean what she said when her purse string was and is HUGE? Not cool. Wish I didn’t read this book. Wish I didn’t believe a story that clearly wasn’t true. Thanks Meaghan for lying to us all. None of us will ever be that lucky. Ever.

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