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My Wild and Sleepless Nights: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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As someone with a huge maternal instinct, passion for working with children and life long aim of being a mother, I find anything about motherhood to be really interesting. My Wild and Sleepless Nights explores what it means to be a mother: the way that children and motherhood changes women - both strengthening and weakening a woman's sense of identity.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Autorka měla první dítě v 16 a až když se dostala na počet pět dětí, řekla si "stačí a teď se budu věnovat sobě".

Upon expecting my second baby I enjoyed reading this nothing held back, honest opinions on motherhood you often don't hear. Some beautiful writing and captures moments in motherhood so well, but overall I don’t relate to the author and I find some of it a bit needlessly melodramatic. And while she is acutely alive to its joys – sexual, exhausting, earthy joys – these are always intertwined with darkness and difficulty. Stroud was incredibly raw, honest and emotional with the reader throughout her book where sometimes it was to the point of being uncomfortable. So much spoke to my heart, it made me laugh out loud nod and agree out loud and possibly cry a little, quietly and with a mixture of joy and sadness.

Her own mother was brain damaged in a horrific riding accident when Stroud was 16: “Much of my life has been about seeking strong motion both to make me feel alive and distract from the pain of existence. I almost stopped reading it early on for that reason, but am glad I persevered, and have just bought her first book (the second sounds too emotional for me!The discord between relationship with self and relationships as mother which I'm still growing into. There are no pastel colours here; Stroud’s mother-love is “as raw and rare as cutting through the soft dark crimson of uncooked liver”. I was in tears from the first chapter, so many pages succinctly described my exact feelings in various moments - the fury of waiting after due date and batting off those "any sign?

This is quite simply the best book about motherhood I have ever read : touching, tender, honest and true. Notice to Internet Explorer users Server security: Please note Internet Explorer users with versions 9 and 10 now need to enable TLS 1. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.She has an amazing way with words, and she is right that many parenting books deal with pregnancy and the early years and don’t look at what happens after that, what you might honestly feel as a mum, and how extreme the highs and lows of parenting can be. I feel like the author awakened emotions in me I never knew that I had, or hadn’t felt for many many years. A bit of a timely read for me and it has renewed my sense of worth as not only a mother, but as a woman. Stroud was shortlisted for the Wainwright prize for nature writing for her debut memoir, The Wild Other.

MORE PRAISE FOR CLOVER STROUD:’Clover’s expertise is writing about family life in a way that feels both new and entirely familiar’ – Pandora Sykes’As tender, blazing, funny and unflinching as the love it describes.There were many things I loved about this fascinating book, which from the blurb I’d thought was about a mum of a newborn and a teenager - I didn’t realise she had three children in between too, and I admire anyone who can manage 5 kids! She is currently living in Washington DC with her husband and the youngest three of her five children. I'd be hard pushed to explain the actual plot, but it's more about Clover's way with words - and, more pressingly, her ability to convey the real, raw, bodily sensations that regularly claim her. I really liked the writing style but think it was spoilt a bit by the unnecessary sexual references.

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