Nobody Told Me : Poetry and Parenthood, Paperback

Nobody Told Me : Poetry and Parenthood Paperback



There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant.

How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach.

These were on top of the many other things she didn't know about babies: how to stand while holding one; how to do a poetry gig with your baby as a member of the audience; how drum'n'bass can make a great lullaby. And that's before you even start on toddlers: how to answer a question like 'is the world a jigsaw?'; dealing with a ten-hour train ride together; and how children can be caregivers too. But Hollie learned. And she's still learning, slowly. Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories taken from Hollie's diaries; one person's thoughts on raising a child in modern Britain, of trying to become a parent in modern Britain, of sex, commercialism, feeding, gender and of finding secret places to scream once in a while.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780349134352



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