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It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita

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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.

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From the beloved creator of Dooce.com--the most popular personal blog on the Internet--comes an irreverent and captivating parenting memoir covering the joys and indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and all the unexpected things that happen when expecting.

Synopsis:

From the creator of one of the most popular personal blogs on the Web comes an irreverent and captivating parenting memoir covering the joys and indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and all the unexpected emotions that come with having a baby. 16-page full-color insert.

About the Author

Heather B. Armstrong is an American blogger who resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She and husband Jon Armstrong have a daughter and two dogs: Former Congressman Henry "Buck" Chucklesworth, called Chuck, and Dame Eleanor Ritzford-Fitzsimons Puffs, a.k.a Coco.

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i8pixistix, November 11, 2009 (view all comments by i8pixistix)
As a reader of Heather Armstrong's blog Dooce®, I already knew about her sharp sense of humour and self-deprecation. She brings all that and so much more to her book. In describing her pregnancy and the birth of her first daughter mixed up with her mental health and anxiety, she makes it digestible for everyone - in a similar fashion to Doug Fine in Farewell My Subaru, disarming and accessible. While I was hoping to get more of a picture of Heather in the vein of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, there is plenty enough substance to help the reader understand what is was that Heather (and many other women) go through.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416936015
Subtitle:
How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita
Author:
Armstrong, Heather
Author:
Armstrong, Heather B.
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Salt lake city (utah)
Subject:
Armstrong, Heather B - Family
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090324
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , From the beloved creator of Dooce.com--the most popular personal blog on the Internet--comes an irreverent and captivating parenting memoir covering the joys and indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and all the unexpected things that happen when expecting.
"Synopsis" by , From the creator of one of the most popular personal blogs on the Web comes an irreverent and captivating parenting memoir covering the joys and indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and all the unexpected emotions that come with having a baby. 16-page full-color insert.
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