It Sucked and Then I Cried

It Sucked and Then I Cried

How I Had A Baby, A Breakdown, and A Much Needed Margarita

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Baker & Taylor
An irreverent parenting memoir explores the joys and pitfalls of pregnancy and childbirth, in an account that includes the author's discussions of her Mormon origins, her struggles with depression, and the humbling experiences of becoming a mother.

Baker
& Taylor

The creator of Dooce.com presents an irreverent parenting memoir that explores the joys and pitfalls of pregnancy and childbirth, in an account that includes discussions of her Mormon origins, her struggles with depression, and the humbling experiences of becoming a mother.

Simon and Schuster

An irreverent and captivating memoir about the unexpected joys and glaring indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood - from the beloved creator of the most popular personal blog on the web, dooce.com

Heather Armstrong gave up a lot of things when she and her husband, Jon, decided to have a baby: beer, small boobs, free time -- and antidepressants. The eighteen months that followed were filled with anxiety, constipation, nacho cheese Doritos, and an unconditional love that threatened to make her heart explode. Still, as baby Leta grew and her husband, Jon, returned to work, Heather faced lonely days, sleepless nights, and endless screaming that sometimes made her wish she'd never become a mother. Just as she was poised to throw another gallon of milk at her husband's head, she committed herself for a short stay in a mental hospital -- the best decision she ever made for her family.

To the dedicated millions who can't get enough of Heather's unforgettably unique style and hilarious stories on her hugely popular blog, there's little she won't share about her daily life as a recovering Mormon, liberal daughter of Republicans, wife of a charming geek, lover of television that exceeds at being really awful, and stay-at-home mom to five-year-old Leta and two willful dogs.

In It Sucked and Then I Cried, Heather tells, with trademark wit, the heartfelt, unrelentingly honest story of her battle with postpartum depression and all the other minor details of pregnancy and motherhood that no one cares to mention. Like how boring it can be to care for someone whose primary means of communication is through her bowels. And how long it can possibly take to reconvene the procedure that got you into this whole parenthood mess in the first place. And how you sometimes think you can't possibly go five more minutes without breathing in that utterly irresistible and totally redeemable fresh baby smell.

It Sucked and Then I Cried is a brave cautionary tale about crossing over that invisible line to the other side (the parenting side), where everything changes and it only gets worse. But most of all, it's a celebration of a love so big it can break your heart into a million pieces.

Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Spotlight Entertainment hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416936015
1416936017
Characteristics: 258 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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sass35 Jul 30, 2014

This book was a little different than i thought it was going to be.From the moment i started reading i kind of thought that she had a interesting personality just the way she writes letters every time the baby was a month older.You can see the baby growing up before your eyes.The way she described certain things.She has a lot to say and it is all very interesting.What a wonderful husband to go though all that with her.This is definitely a good read.

dburke1827 Jun 25, 2014

It was a good read, even if your not a mother... very funny author, hope for future books

my32flavours Jan 21, 2010

Great, truly funny writing, loved it.

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Nov 13, 2009

A good read for new mom's who are struggling with PPD.

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