Author(s): Victoria Young
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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Look at the front cover of any parenting book and what do you see? Glowing mothers-to-be, or pristine, beautifully-behaved children. But the reality is, your pregnancy might be a sweaty, moody rollercoaster, and your children will almost certainly spend the first few years of their lives covered in food, tears and worse. And the experience is no less magical for it. In this no-holds-barred collection of essays, prominent women authors, journalists and TV personalities explore the truth about becoming mothers. Covering topics from labour to the breastapo, twins to IVF, weaning to post-birth sex, and with writers including Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette and Lucy Porter (and many more), Things I Wish I'd Known is a reassuring, moving and often hilarious collection that will speak to mothers - and mothers-to-be - everywhere.
An intriguing title for an honest, sometimes hilarious look at motherhood. Whether you think you know it all, or nothing, everyone will get something out of these wonderful stories that combine joy, reality and honesty without the saccharine part.
Elisa, Book Grocer
Victoria Young is a journalist and magazine editor. She started her career in New York where she worked at the New York Times for three years, then returned to London to work at YOU magazine, Red and the Evening Standard. She's written for the Guardian, the Independent, Grazia, Marie Claire and was also script advisor on BAFTA award-winning screenplay Kiss of Life directed by Emily Young. Most recently she was assistant editor of womanhome magazine. Tory lives with her husband and son in London.