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And now we have everything : on motherhood before I was ready / Meaghan O'Connell.

O'Connell, Meaghan, (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Summary:

When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself. And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity. Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 306.87432 .O182a 2018 (Text) 37814003233971 NON-FICTION Book None 04/06/2019 Available -
Harney County Library 306.874 O'CONNELL (Text) 37720000587410 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/11/2019 Available -
 : Oregon Literary Arts donation 2019
Joseph Public Library 306.8 OCO (Text) 30002000248732 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_6months 06/05/2018 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 306.8 O'Conn (Text) 37862000438010 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/12/2019 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 306.8 Oc5 (Text) 37801000607406 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/09/2018 Available -
Silver Lake Branch Library 306.8743 O'CONNELL (Text) 37620000930562 New Adult Book None 07/10/2019 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library B OCONN (Text) 33892006467899 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/29/2019 Available -
 2019 OREGON BOOK AWARD: FINALIST
Umatilla Public Library F O'Co (Text) 37882001857653 Adult Fiction Book None 03/29/2019 Available -
Union Carnegie Public Library 306.8 O'CONNELL (Text) 37883000340543 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 04/27/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316393843
  • ISBN: 0316393843
  • Physical Description: v, 230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Baby fever -- Holding patterns (1 to 41.5) -- A birth story -- Sleepless nights -- A certain kind of mammal -- Slacker parent -- Maternal instincts -- Dry spell -- Extra room (1 to 26).
Summary, etc.:
When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself. And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity. Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself. --Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Oregon book awards finalist, 2019
Subject: O'Connell, Meaghan.
Mothers > United States > Biography.
Single mothers > United States > Biography.
Motherhood > Anecdotes.
Unplanned pregnancy > Anecdotes.
First pregnancy > Anecdotes.
Pregnancy.
Parenthood.
Unwanted pregnancy > Decision making.
Unwanted pregnancy > Psychological aspects.
Topic Heading: Oregon authors.

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