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You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom

So Embrace the Chaos, Get over the Guilt, and Be True to You
Narrated by: Leslie Anne Bruce
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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A much-needed voice of encouragement for every woman who had a baby and lost her mind

Sometimes, motherhood feels never-ending. A child is born, chaos ensues, and it seems like life will never return to normal.

In You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, award-winning journalist and Instagram star Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck - but then she offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger than ever. After childbirth, a woman's body, her relationships, and her very sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages listeners to look past the sugarcoated truisms about the miracles of child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.

Loaded with unfettered support from a mom who has been through it all, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom offers a lifeline of encouragement, inspiration, and community for the new mama who got a baby, lost her mind, and desperately wants to find herself again.

©2019 Leslie Anne Bruce (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Leslie Anne Bruce is the mom friend I never knew I needed. With a rare combination of generous spirit and cutting humor, she strips away the clichés of motherhood and teaches us how to survive the raw, real thing." (Lydia Fitzpatrick, author of Lights All Night Long)

"Honesty - what a fabulous and rare thing that is today. You'll find it in abundance in Leslie Bruce's raw, real, laugh-out-loud account of what becoming a mother is really all about. This book is the stuff you don't see on Instagram. This is a must-read for any new mother." (Raegan Moya-Jones, author of What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds and founder of aden + anais)

"Leslie Bruce's central thesis is one that many women in today's 'have it all' world will feel like a punch to the gut. Fortunately, Bruce also happens to be f*cking hilarious, which makes her book not only an important read, but also a phenomenally fun one." (Jordan Reid, author of The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People)

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Every mom needs to read this

Every mom or soon to be mom needs to read this book. Then buy it for all of your mom friends!

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Hilarious and so needed!

I'm currently deep in the trenches with #2. This book is exactly what I needed. Both grounding and irreverently hilarious! this is my go-to present for new Mamas now. I laughed and I cried, grateful happy tears, while listening at 2am with a crying infant.
This is not a sugar coated Pinterest mom story...this is for the rest of us just trying to do our d*mned best.

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A must read for all moms

This book hits the nail on the head for motherhood. Leslie put into words every single thing I had been feeling. A must read!

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LOVED THIS

This book was like Leslie was in my head during my first year of motherhood...but with much better quips and the ability to put into words all that I was feeling but couldn’t quite articulate. I laughed, I cried, and I feel much more normal in knowing that I’m not alone in this. I’m going to have my husband read it, too, and will be buying copies as baby shower gifts for all my pregnant friends. Loved!!

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Just What New Moms Need to Hear

This was a great book for a new mom or any mom! Not only is it an honest depiction of the many emotions and thoughts of motherhood, but it provides so many laughs along the way!

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I laughed, I cried, but most of all, I felt deeply understood

Honest and funny. Narrated by the author, you really feel like you’re having an intimate conversation about your experiences. New moms will feel less alone. Anyone expecting, planning for a family, or who wants an insight to what modern motherhood is like should have a listen.

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Loved it!

I'm a new mom and this book felt like therapy!! Strongly recommended!! Very relatable and inspiring!

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the only book about how to care for yourself

I love this book! everything she says is so relatable. it makes you feel like you are not alone as a new mom. get this instead of the 15 books on how to raise a newborn.

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All the truth salad🙌🏻❤️

Where was this book before my daughter was born?! Leslie speaks to the soul of a new mama and in listening to this book it made me smile, laugh, and cry because I could relate to so much. I suggest every mama takes the time to listen and be reminded that you are a (you know the word) awesome mom ❤️

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An amazingly hilarious account of motherhood.

Listening to Leslie read her book is even better than reading it— and I’ve done both! It’s like your sitting over wine chatting with a good girlfriend and it is just what I need in my life right now. Well written and read, so encouraging and inspirational, and a must for ANY and all moms! The audiobook has been particularly helpful on my long drives solo with two toddlers, while 7 months preggers.