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  • Published: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143770183
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99
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Rants in the Dark

From One Tired Mama to Another




Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere.

Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere.
With two small boys, both non-sleepers, Emily finds herself awake in the wee small hours night after night. Her writing is often done then, and she offers her own often hilarious and always heart-warming experiences to other exhausted parents. She describes the frustrations as well as the tender moments of real parenting, as opposed to what you thought it was going to be like, or what well-meaning advice-givers tell you it should be like.

A must-have for all new parents and parents-to-be.

Emily's blogs have been wildly popular, as have her on-line columns with New Zealand Woman's Weekly and The New Zealand Herald.

  • Pub date: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143770183
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Emily Writes

Emily is a young mother of two small boys. Her first blog post in March 2015 went viral, reaching more than one million people in a few days. Emily has been the parenting columnist for the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly and has also written for Metro magazine. She is currently editor of The Spinoff Parents. Emily founded and runs a not-for-profit/volunteer-run charity called Ballet is for Everyone, which provides free ballet lessons for children from low-income homes and children with disabilities and high health needs. She is a Plunket and Mother’s Network volunteer and an advocate for children’s and women’s rights. She also runs The Lighthouse events for mothers, and has a popular podcast called Dear Mamas. She lives in Wellington.

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Praise for Rants in the Dark

“I don't know Emily Writes' real name, but I love her. Every mum anywhere will relate to her Rants in the Dark. Great writing, honest thought, funny, tragic, empathetic. Emily might just have become my new best friend.”

Linda Thompson, Hamilton News and all Regionals

“Emily writes with compassion and humour, telling the uncompromising raw truth about parenthood without coming across as condescending. She describes her frustrations and fears in all their glory, as well as the tender moments of parenting. You are never in doubt about just how much she loves her boys and her husband. Rants in the Dark is a collection of Emily's blogs, as well as new writing. Fans will recognise some of the posts and enjoy reading them for the second, or third, time. They are just as rewarding when being reread. The book also contains a lot of new material too, including touching anecdotes and conversations with four-year-old Eddie. If you have ever struggled with anxiety, sleepless babies, sick children, self-doubt, exhaustion - or experienced moments of grace, humour and love as a parent, then this book will resonate. A perfect gift for parents-to-be to offer a different perspective on the sometimes unrealistic expectations perpetuated about parenthood.”

Kiwi Parent


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