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My Wild and Sleepless Nights: A Mother's Story

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  12 reviews
'The best evocation of the all-consuming, self-eroding reality of motherhood, while also being luminous with love.' - Sunday Times

Mother to five children, Clover Stroud has navigated family life across two decades, both losing and finding herself. In her touching, provocative and profoundly insightful book, she captures a sense of what motherhood really feels like how
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 20th 2020 by Doubleday
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Booksdingle
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I really liked the writing style but think it was spoilt a bit by the unnecessary sexual references. Im far from a prude but I dont think it added anything to the story. Was just crude. Also I didnt relate to the teenage and baby parenting happening at the same time. But I gave it 3 stars because I did enjoy the writing about the teenage years and in some parts it was poignant enough to bring a tear to my eye. Had it been a book solely about teenage parenting and had it left more to the ...more
Suzannah Baker
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Someone described reading this book as an whole body experience, and they are totally right. I feel like the author awakened emotions in me I never knew that I had, or hadnt felt for many many years. This is really a very different book from the usual motherhood is hard, but worth it theme, but Wild and Sleepless is a genre in its own right.
If you read one book in your life, make it this one!
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Helen Vaslet
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book, I cant recommend it highly enough. A searingly honest and poignant look at motherhood and family life. The chaos, challenges, joy and darkness that being a mother entails. I loved reading about Clovers youngest children which took me back to the days of raising small children and readily related to the madness of teenager life and the sadness that they leave you, as they should. Clover writes with a truly authentic voice hiding nothing and laying herself bare... shes a ...more
Mirthe
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ik weet niet goed wat ik moet denken van dit boek. Veel van de anecdotes waren erg herkenbaar, maar andere dan weer helemaal niet. Ook de schrijfstijl stond me niet zo aan - veel te lange zinnen die niet vlot lezen en soms iets te veel zinloze beschrijvingen.
Clara S-P
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What A Beauty

I loved this so absolutely and completely! I can't say better than Elizabeth Gilbert on the front cover 'every time a woman tells the truth it sets another woman free'
Nancy Morris
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best book about motherhood I have ever read. Gold.
Catherine Jeffrey
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-books
This is a book to devour. The most honest and accurate account of motherhood youll ever read. ...more
Lisa Woodward
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Truly incredible.
Claire
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library, non-fiction, 2020
Wow. Not my usual sort of thing but compelling and beautifully written. I didn't recognise everything but a lot resonated.
Kathryn Rodger
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a refreshing take on motherhood.
Susannah
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love her honesty.
Becky Brown
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful.
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