#Blogtour #BookReview: Confessions of a Bad Mother The Teenage Years by Stephanie Calman @picadorbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #ConfessionsOfABadMother
Release date - 16th May 2019
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - Picador Books
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I want to thank Tracy from www.compulsivereaders.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
When you’re pregnant you think: ‘I’m having a baby’, not a person who will eventually catch trains by themselves, share a fridge with ten strangers, go to a festival in Croatia without succumbing to a drug overdose, and one day, bring you a gin and tonic when your mother is dying.
We imagine the teenage years as a sort of domestic meteor strike, when our dear, sweet child, hitherto so trusting and mild, is suddenly replaced by a sarcastic know-all who isn’t interested in the wisdom we have to pass on. But with great honesty and refreshingly bracing wit, Stephanie Calman shows that adolescence in fact begins much earlier, around the age of seven.
And having nurtured them through every stage of development, from walking to school by themselves to their first all-night party, you find yourself alone – bereaved even – as they skip off to university without a second glance.
Hilarious, poignant, and relatable on so many levels, CONFESSIONS OF A BAD MOTHER, THE TEENAGE YEARS by Stephanie Calman is a must-read for parents at every stage of their parenting journey.
As is so wonderfully portrayed in this book, the beginning of your children becoming independent and more mature is not a sudden light switch moment on their thirteenth birthday but a gradual shift as they begin to find their way into their own personalities. But what about you, the parent? How do you cope with your kids becoming independent people in their own right (and pointing out to you everything that you do and say wrong all the time, lol!)? Your kids who still need you but not always in the same way as before as they become adults themselves. Well, this book will certainly open your eyes to your future in so many ways.
There were so many times where I laughed and commiserated with the drama and antics in CONFESSIONS OF A BAD MOTHER, and there were also times where I got emotional because I'm a parent who wants my kids to flourish, grow, and make their way into the big bad world, but it is an awfully big, bad world at times and I also want to protect them from what life may throw at them. This book really hit home for me and made me stop and think so many times that I believe it should to be on every bookshelf in the country!
CONFESSIONS OF A BAD MOTHER, THE TEENAGE YEARS by Stephanie Calman is sure to be a huge hit and I highly recommend it.
Stephanie Calman is the founder of the ground-breaking Bad Mothers Club website and the author of six previous books including the bestselling Confessions of a Bad Mother. She created the hit Channel 4 sitcom Dressing For Breakfast and has appeared on many TV shows including Have I Got News For You and The Wright Stuff. She has also written for most British newspapers and magazines including the Daily Telegraph, Observer, Guardian, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Harpers & Queen, and has contributed to a wide variety of radio programmes, including Woman's Hour and The Today Programme. She is still married to the author Peter Grimsdale, whose latest book High Performance is also out on May 16th.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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