The Other Mother

The Other Mother

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Synopsis

'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe

I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one. Confused? Let's back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman - we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. Already there's a lot to take in here: gay mums, twins, solicitors… (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.

This is a book for any parent who feels they don't fit the mould of a traditional 2.4 family. Stand-up comedian Jen Brister takes a very funny, very honest look at life as a parent: from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. As 'the other mother' she has the perfect vantage point for us to laugh and cry alongside her.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910931967
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Square Peg
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.8743092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14576
Number of pages: x, 292
Weight: 416g
Height: 223mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 29mm