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

Heather B. Armstrong
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  • Hardcover: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment; First Edition First Printing edition (24 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416936017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416936015
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 15 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,363,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Touching 16 Feb 2013
As a fellow sufferer of PND, many moments in this memoir rang painfully true and I shed more than the odd tear at the situations and memories they triggered.

There were also frequent laugh out loud moments when Armstrong was bluntly honest about the indignities of having a baby and unexpected moments you inevitably experience with a newborn in tow.

However, had I not been a parent myself, I'm not sure I'd have engaged particularly well with it as a whole. My enjoyment heavily relied on the feeling of shared experience.

Worth a read but not a full five stars.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed Fan 8 May 2009
By D. Kettmann - Published on
I'm a huge fan of Dooce but I couldn't finish this book. Between the CONSTANT RANDOM CAPITAL LETTERS and the fact that it was basically her blog, just updated to be in past tense, this book was overall a disappointment. I was really hoping for something more from Dooce. I know she does the capital letters thing on her blog but I had hoped she could do her humour and keep her voice without resorting to typical blog format.

Basically, if you're a newcomer to Dooce and missed all the drama surrounding Leta's birth, this book might interest you. But if you don't want to pay for it, just go peek through Dooce's archives - it's all right there.
84 of 95 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars *shrugs shoulders* 28 Mar 2009
By Jana - Published on
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Heather Armstrong, proprietor of is a funny and fantastic writer, but this fell really flat for me and left me truly, truly disappointed (even though she loves Morrissey). And although I knew many of her blog entries would be included in the book (duh, they would have to), she doesn't really delve into anything particular to give a NEW reader true insight; almost like she skimmed over cruicial elements of depression, PPD, her real past with said depression. I think she rushed to have it published.

If you don't read her blog, this would still be a funny, sweet book, but I really wanted to learn more about her-not just a reiteration of the blog.
69 of 80 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little uneven... 30 Mar 2009
By B. Eckel - Published on
I must preface this by saying that I am a huge Dooce fan. I have been following Heather for years, and feel like I know her family personally. The book is well written, however feels very uneven. In one breath she's talking about lack of sleep leading to generally melting down, and in the next she's out shopping, visiting family, and writing Leta her monthly "I love you" letters. (Which btw - I also do for my daughter...) I find Heather an amazing writer - quirky, smart, caustic... But this was either poorly organized, or badly edited. I guess I expected more.

In my opinion, the best part of the book was when she talked about Jon and how he helped her through her depressions. They obviously have a strong marriage - and that was the one part of the book that didn't feel even slightly embellished. Honest, raw, and loving.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fell short of expectations 1 Aug 2009
By T. Christensen - Published on
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This book could have been so much better. The topic of pregnancy, depression and life are all of great interest but the book felt rushed and skimmed over the critical points....particulary depression. For someone who has never experienced the trials of pregnancy, depression and post partum depression, this could be an acceptable surface read. But it lacks depth that could have, should have been there, but the author just didn't make it happen. I kept reading, hoping to get to the whole purpose of the story, but it never happened. It's like a movie that has no boiling point and, ultimately, no resolution. The author does not paint a pretty picture of being a mother, even after she is medicated with a cocktail of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs. This is the best blog on the internet? Seriously?
89 of 112 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thought I'd enjoy it more. 25 Mar 2009
By booklover33 - Published on
I gotta say, if you've ever read her blog, which I have, this is more like a compilation book. I guess I was hoping for some newer material or else something a bit more inspiring than "creatively rearranged" blog entries. Darn.
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