The Secret Diary of a New Mum (aged 43 1/4) Paperback – 3 Feb 2011
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"Brilliantly observed. Funny, embarrassing and yet cruelly honest." (Fay Ripley)
"Warm, witty and very, very wise - the perfect antidote to all those po-faced pregnancy books. As a fellow Geriatric Mother I found myself constantly laughing and nodding along in agreement" (Imogen Edwards-Jones)" (Imogen Edwards-Jones)
The first of its kind, this hilarious and brilliantly observed real-life diary of a new 'midlife mum'. The essential antidote to earnest pregnancy books.See all Product Description
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It's a must read for every older mum although I think that parents of all ages will be able to relate to it and enjoy it. Absolutely brilliant.
Look forward to reading Cari Rosen's next book!
It has so many laugh out loud moments that I have shared with so many friends. In fact we have chosen this title for our next book club meeting. Living in Cari's local area, I recognised every description from being at the same ante-natal class, to the same GP surgery etc and I can honestly say that as entertaining as her account of these events are, they are also 100% accurate- no exaggeration! I too found myself shut out of the GP surgery when I didn't have the infamous lock for the buggy and had to get my 3 week old baby weighed. It was so utterly stressful! Funnily enough, I also remember it raining that day for me too. Her comments about the dreaded words 'catchment area' ring so true. I had always assumed that living in a leafy middle class area of London meant we'd be just fine..... but how very mistaken I was!
I would thoroughly recommend this book to all mums, regardless of age, as I believe it is such a steep learning curve for us all.
This book was a joy and a pleasure to read, especially for anyone who grew up at the same time. Memories of Sunday afternoons trying to tape the top 40 are priceless as is my Holly Hobbie doll that I still have!
I bought it as a gift for my sister who is aged exactly 43 and a quarter and expecting her first baby next week - thank you Cari Rosen, she is going to LOVE it!
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Hilarious. The book brought back those memories of being pregnant in a funny way. I laughed out loud on the train - I forgot where I was when reading the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mrs S Scharvona
Really enjoyed this so much. It was very funny and resonant (I am an older mum myself). It was also very touching about the joys and complexities of having a child.Published 18 months ago by Blossom Rayner
A wonderfully funny, honest, no frills account of new motherhood (much of which applies to any new mum, regardless of age). Un-putdownable and reassuringly real.Published on 19 Aug. 2014 by Mrs. A. L. Aston-Clarke
Fun and easy to read I read it as a 42 year old pregnant for the first time and could really relatePublished on 23 April 2014 by Kindle Customer
Being an old mum too, I can identify with all this! Cari had me laughing out loud! Read it very fast too. Sanity resumed.Published on 25 May 2013 by Girl1
As s new mum at 39 I was excited to read this but was left very disappointed. I found it difficult to bond with the writer when she never refers to her baby by name, just "the... Read morePublished on 17 May 2013 by pemmers
i love books about mums and new babies but this took me ages to get into and i couldn't relate to it at all, probably the fact that its based on older mothers i imagine. Read morePublished on 19 April 2012 by pixie28
As a 43-year-old new mum myself I really wanted to enjoy this book and boy did I try hard, slogging on and on through every page in search of something relevant, interesting or... Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2012 by GFWP
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