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I Wish Someone Had Told Me: A Realistic Guide to Early Motherhood
by Nina Barrett
There's no shortage of "expert" advice for the new mother: books, doctors, and well-meaning grandmothers liberally give opinions on what you should be doing and how you should be feeling. But I Wish Someone Had Told Me is not a book of shoulds: it is a book about how women really handle the joys, the challenges, and the problems of being a mother. During the course of her...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 30th 2005 by Chicago Review Press
(first published 1997)
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Jan 26, 2008 Shirley rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Every mother of a young child should read this; every new grandmother should read this to remind her just how difficult those early months were, so she can empathize and "be there" in any form that is needed.