Stumbling into Motherhood
The Sunday Times and Irish Top Ten bestseller book about motherhood.
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'An unadulterated delight...suffused with a sense of love and very, very funny' Maggie O'Farrell
It's 2004 and Anne Enright, one of Ireland's most remarkable writers, has just had two babies: a girl and a boy.
Making Babies, is the intimate, engaging, and very funny record of the journey from early pregnancy to age two. Written in dispatches, typed with a sleeping baby in the room, it has the rush of good news - full of the mess, the glory, and the raw shock of it all.
An antidote to the high-minded, polemical 'How-to' baby manuals, Making Babies also bears a visceral and dreamlike witness to the first years of parenthood. Anne Enright wrote the truth of it as it happened, because, for these months and years, it is impossible for a woman to lie.
Praise for Making Babies
1000 kilometres away from baby whisperer books, and one every petrified parent-to-be should read.Sinead Gleeson, Image
Making Babies is an absolute joy, the perfect, intelligent antidote to poisonous books on the subjectIndia Knight
Making Babies is not just a good book, it's a good thing. It induces hope. It creates an appetite for life. It is also a very effective contraceptiveIan Sansom
A hopelessly vivid maker of sentence, of the sort you can't help reading aloud to whoever happens to be nearby... Ms. Enright's commentary on gender politics and babies, like a swimming pool illuminated by underwater lights, also casts an entrancingly strange glowDwight Garner, New York Times
An unadulterated delight...suffused with a sense of love and very, very funnyMaggie O'Farrell, Daily Telegraph
Anne Enright is an eloquent writer...dazzlingly funnyPenelope Lively
Enright is such an original and witty writer. Her tone is utterly unsentimental and kept reducing me to tearsZoe Heller
Fizzingly entertaining. Reading it is like having a conversation with your funniest friend. Enright has pulled off that rarest of tricks: writing brilliantly about happinessSunday Times
Gasp-making, jaw-dropping and eloquently astoundingIrish Indepedent