Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Yummy Mummy Manifesto: Baby, Beauty, Balance, and Bliss” as Want to Read:
The Yummy Mummy Manifesto: Baby, Beauty, Balance, and Bliss
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Yummy Mummy Manifesto: Baby, Beauty, Balance, and Bliss

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A Yummy Mummy strides through maternity with style, passion, savvy, a healthy sense of self, and killer cleavage. She soars above the domestic rut, craves creative revelation, and turns motherhood into an adventure–an art rather than a skill.

The Yummy Mummy Manifesto, Anna Johnson’s unique mix of advice, do-it-yourself ideas, riffs, and personal reflections about motherho
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Ballantine Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Yummy Mummy Manifesto, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Yummy Mummy Manifesto

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
this book was really different, & far better, than what i expected it to be. looking at the cover, which portrays a mommy version of a fashion design drawing, & the title, which is just terrible (i hate the whole "yummy mummy" phenomenon), i was expecting something like the girlfriend's guide to pregnancy, but worse. instead, i got a very engaging, interesting, & personable book about pregnancy, birth, & taking care of a young child. the author was far less interested in appearan ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I read this even though I am not a mother and unless aliens from outer space start farming human women as breeding stock I don't foresee becoming a mother. Anna Johnson's SAVVY CHIC is one of my favorite books--the boring title hides a pretty amazing combination autobiography/approaching life as an aesthetic experience without being too much of a spendthrift capitalist piglet guide that really appeals to me, and I figured the Yummy Mummy Manifesto (I KNOW, the title is horrible, but horrible tit ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
It seems that pregnancy books come in two main versions: the medical book, giving you clinical details about pregnancy, birth and babies (and often giving you nightmares and/or sleepless nights if you're even a tiny bit hypochondriac), and the natural book, telling you how everything will be perfect, Mother Nature will take care of it, you'll fall in love with your child immediately, etc. There's also the anxiety-inducing "checklist" type of writing (mostly in the form of blog/magazine articles) ...more
Oct 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
I've actually read this author’s other books, and, honestly, she should stick to fashion. There are some good things about this book, and some not so good things. She is still good with the fashion stuff, which is not always talked a lot about for pregnancy and mothering. And the stuff about being a working mom was good too. My biggest gripe with the book is that it is completely based on her personal experience, but she is trying to convey it as more of a general experience for all women. I rea ...more
This is not a bad book, just a rather shallow book. I guess I didn't realize that this was a book on beauty and fashion when I borrowed it from the library. The illustrations and design of the book are simply beautiful, I wanted to keep one drawing and frame it. Bright, vibrant colors and an excellent focus on negative space. A+ on design
The content of the book wasn't as awesome. Basically, you're only happy if you look beautiful and you only look beautiful if you look slender and young? Not hel
Sep 25, 2008 rated it liked it
lots of fun advice and interesting insights on mummyhood--from accessory hints to eco-friendly tips, giving birth, being a pregnant bride, and how to make homemade paste. this book has a little of everything. it's all opinions and i'm no fashion guru as this author is, so take the tidbits that are worthwhile to you and enjoy it!
Debra Kaitschuck
Sep 24, 2010 rated it liked it
I'm so glad this book wasn't just a re-tread of the other pregnancy books I've read. I did find it interesting to see into the author's life a bit as her personality emerged from the book, even though I don't think we always have the same priorities/values. It was an entertaining-enough and, at times, thought-provoking read.
Grace Smiley
Jan 30, 2009 rated it it was ok
Read thoroughly the first 2/3 of this book, then skimmed the last 1/3 because I just wasn't into it. Not sure what about it I didn't like... maybe felt a false sense of acceptance and welcoming from her deeply attachment parenting perspective. Also thought it was a bit presumptive and pretentious. I did like the first chapter, where she defined a "Yummy Mummy".
Oct 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Aug 04, 2008 is currently reading it
Yep...another one that I'm reading/read in preparation to prepare me for the next chapter in my life...
rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2011
Angela Aagenborg
rated it did not like it
Sep 19, 2015
Marijke Plante
rated it liked it
Nov 21, 2011
rated it really liked it
Dec 14, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Jan 29, 2012
rated it it was ok
Dec 28, 2008
rated it liked it
Jul 21, 2012
rated it really liked it
Mar 22, 2012
rated it liked it
Jun 14, 2008
rated it it was ok
Dec 31, 2009
rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2013
rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2008
rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2014
rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2010
rated it liked it
Oct 11, 2010
rated it it was amazing
Dec 03, 2015
rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2008
rated it liked it
Jul 14, 2016
rated it liked it
Jun 25, 2008
rated it really liked it
Sep 04, 2008
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »