The Other Mother

The Other Mother A Memoir for ALL Parents (Not Just the Smug Ones)

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Synopsis

'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe

*LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE*

I'm Jen Brister: stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent, and mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one.

Confused? Two years ago, my partner (a woman - we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. (I know! Believe me, I'm still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add 'gay' and 'non-biological' to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, 'Will my babies love me?' at 3 a.m.

A very funny, very honest look at parenting life, from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. This is a book for any parent who feels they don't fit the mould of a traditional family.

'Damned funny. You'll find the pages of this book brimming with rich and wonderful proof' Hannah Gadsby

'A side-splittingly honest look at the grim realities of same-sex parenting' Diva

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784709747
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.8743092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3311
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 244g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 32mm