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  • Published: 5 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473562264
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Other Mother

A wickedly honest parenting tale for every kind of family




A very funny, very honest look at parenting life, by stand-up comedian and 'panicked beige lesbian' Jen Brister.

'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe

*LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE*

I'm Jen Brister: stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent, and mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one.

Confused? Two years ago, my partner (a woman - we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. (I know! Believe me, I'm still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add 'gay' and 'non-biological' to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, 'Will my babies love me?' at 3 a.m.

A very funny, very honest look at parenting life, from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. This is a book for any parent who feels they don't fit the mould of a traditional family.

'Damned funny. You'll find the pages of this book brimming with rich and wonderful proof' Hannah Gadsby

'A side-splittingly honest look at the grim realities of same-sex parenting' Diva

  • Published: 5 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473562264
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Jen Brister

Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has presented for BBC 6 Music, written and performed on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show and has been a regular contributor to magazines including Standard Issue and The Huffington Post.

Jen has performed five solo shows around the world and appeared on Comedy Central, BBC 2's Live At The Apollo and Frankie Boyle's New World Order.

Praise for The Other Mother

I love Jen Brister. She is a like mind and damned funny. You'll find the pages of this book brimming with rich and wonderful proof of all of this ... and more

Hannah Gadsby

Jen is one of the funniest comedians I've ever seen and her book is predictably hysterical. It's also moving, important and wonderful

Sara Pascoe

Jen Brister is bloody funny both on stage and in this brilliant book

Sarah Millican

Fresh, heartwarming and very, very wise. The funniest and most refreshingly honest account of being a parent that I've ever read

Frankie Boyle

The Other Mother, is a side-splittingly honest look at the grim realities of same-sex parenting

Roxy Bourdillon, Diva

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