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Pure Bliss? - Pure Nonsense
on 22 March 2005
Where do I start with this one? Having experienced some good self-help books, I thought I would try out Gill Edwards - the reviews were excellent - 5 stars! Yeah, thanks guys.
295 pages of baseless dribble. Let me qualify that statement; The sentiment is there - its just that we all KNOW all these things already, statements like: accept yourself for the way you are, don't be egotistical, take responsibility, 'parenting is full of magic moments'.
Sweeping generalisations don't help sell this book either; eg. giving birth - I have to say Gill, not all mothers can give birth without pain and complications. And questioning why we STILL give birth on our backs and in hospitals - oh my god! - might I remind you of cesaerean sections, multiple births, breach positions, babies with known complications, mothers with medical conditions, still births - some births need to take place in a hospital you silly woman.
And what's all this about your'ego-self' and to just 'be'. A little bit of confusion here I think; one chapter Gill Edwards is suggesting not to be egotistical and just be (can't dissagree with that) - but then in another chapter she advocates sticking up you trophies, certificates and awards on your office walls - 'Feng Shui' she calls it - I call it ego-self.
I am so dissapointed with this pulp-nonsense that I am going to personally return it to it's rightful owner, the author herself - she could put it on her office bookshelf next to the hanging crystal over her telephone - get real Gilly babes, and STOP holidaying on Holy Island if you get ideas of writing books like this everytime.