Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up: Bad Motherhood and Beyond

Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up: Bad Motherhood and Beyond

by StephanieCalman (Author)


In "Confessions of a Bad Mother", Stephanie describes how she brought up her children 'wrong'. Now, she unlocks her singular inability (but one which secretly we all share) to grow up: forty-five last birthday but she doesn't feel any older, but of course she does - as in deafer, stiffer, and less able to read the dosage instructions on a bottle of Calpol. But the supposedly normal challenges of human existence feel frequently as though they are beyond her. Life is constantly confusing, frustrating and at times, overwhelming. At forty-five - but only on paper - she's still a child in a suit, bluffing her way with one eye looking over her shoulder, expecting any minute to be found out and taken back to the nursery. Of course, that isn't such a bad place to be. Sometimes she even wants to go back, but is cruelly aware that she no longer fits the chairs. Also featuring Things to Cook in Stilettos When You're Drunk, Why I am a Time Lord, A Hundred Ways to Wreck an Evening, Ten Things They Don't Tell You in Biology and The Grown-Ups' phrase book, Stephanie Calman's candid, touching and hysterically funny new book gives hope to bad parents and failed grown-ups everywhere: read it and know that you are not alone.


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Format: Unabridged
Pages: 336
Edition: Main Market
Publisher: Macmillan
Published: 01 Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 1405092130
ISBN 13: 9781405092135

Author Bio
Stephanie Calman is married with two children. So far, she seems to have got away with it.