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Nobody Told Me Audiobook

Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood

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Publisher's Summary

There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These were on top of the many other things she didn't know about babies: how to stand while holding one; how to do a poetry gig with your baby as a member of the audience; how drum'n'bass can make a great lullaby. And that's before you even start on toddlers: how to answer a question like 'is the world a jigsaw?'; dealing with a 10-hour train ride together; and how children can be caregivers, too. But Hollie learned. And she's still learning, slowly.

Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories taken from Hollie's diaries - one person's thoughts on raising a child in modern Britain, on trying to become a parent in modern Britain, on sex, commercialism, feeding, gender and finding secret places to scream once in a while.

©2016 Hollie McNish (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"From a poem about morning sickness to a story about enduring a public toddler tantrum, [Hollie McNish] provides beautifully written solidarity covering both the trials and the joys of being a parent." (10 Best Parenting Books, Independent)

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  • Shane Davis
    5/16/17
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    "All (parents) should hear this"

    A lovely book of honest poetry that has reassured a new father and galvanised my desire to continue destigmatising the many parts of life and parenthood that most need it.

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  • Zoe Ford
    5/7/17
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    "Briliant"

    Smart, witty and insightful. An enjoyable listen during the daily commute . highly recommend to parents,parents to-be and anyone else!

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  • C Wong
    5/4/17
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    "Modern day poet"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
    Love her poems - beautifully written, full of emotion and depth and so relatable, not pretentious.
    This is beyond parenthood. Topics covered include sexism, feminism, racism, sex, income equality and the struggle and frustration to shield our children from society's absurd prejudices.

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