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The Mother Zone

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Nights of no sleep, steeped in equal parts love, resentment and bodily fluids. The most intense tenderness warring with the deepest despair. The biggest question on a new mother’s mind: WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS? Marni Jackson’s touching, funny and provocative journey through the terra incognita of motherhood will help you survive it and won’t let you fo ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 9th 2002 by Vintage Canada (first published September 24th 1992)
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Mar 23, 2015 Leanne rated it really liked it
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"It is easy, so easy, to drown in family, inch by cozy inch." p.237.

This book threw me a rope when I needed it most.
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This is a book that I needed as a new(ish) mother and I loved it. I still do, as it takes me back to the moments when mothering was so fresh and raw, and reminds me how lucky I am. Marnia Jackson hits all the right marks; it is funny, profound, smart and touching. It is a book that I give to many new(ish) mothers.
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Dec 13, 2009 Robert Welsch rated it it was amazing
Great book--the best book about the experience of mothering my wife has come across. She made me read it--and I'm very glad she did. It is well written, full of honesty and insights, and gave me a new understanding of what mothers go through.
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Thoughtful, honest memoir about motherhood
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honest and well told.
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A Toronto writer who has won numerous National Magazine Awards for her features, humour and social commentary, Marni Jackson is the author of three nonfiction books: “The Mother Zone”; “Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt” and “Home Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest”. The bestselling “Mother Zone” was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award, and her book on the nature of pain was a finalis ...more
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