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The Other Mother : a memoir for ALL parents (not the smug ones)

Brister, Jen
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: March 4, 2021
ISBN: 9781784709747
304 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

‘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

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