The Mother Zone

The Mother Zone

Love, Sex, and Laundry in the Modern Family

Book - 1992
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Despite the number of parenting books flooding the marketplace, Marni Jackson discovered she wasn't prepared when she became a mother at the age of thirty-seven. Nights without sleep, steeped in equal parts love, anxiety and bodily fluids, combined with the most intense tenderness warring against a sea-change of self forced her to ask the question: why didn't anybody tell me it would be like this? A national bestseller when it was first published, The Mother Zone remains fresh and relevant today, as Jackson gives us a touching and excruciatingly funny companion to help anyone survive the terra incognita of modern motherhood. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Macfarlane Walter & Ross, c1992.
ISBN: 9780921912255
Characteristics: 277 pages


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Jul 01, 2011

I thought this would be a humourous take on motherhood, but it is a serious account of the author's life, starting with her courtship with her partner and ending when her son is 8 years old. There is a lack of flow. Some chapters are just philosophical thought. Mothers of children with asthma will relate to the final chapters, which are the best part of the book.

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