'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe
I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum I'm the other one. Confused? Let s back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. Already there s a lot to take in here: gay mums, twins, solicitors (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.
Stand-up comedian Jen Brister takes a very funny, very honest look at life as a parent: from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. As the other mother she has the perfect vantage point for us to laugh and cry alongside her.
This book is the perfect gift any parent who feels they don t fit the mould of a traditional 2.4 family.