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Buchanan documents the anxiety and thrill of new motherhood ... in a way that's as entertaining as it is brave. -- Philadelphia Weekly, May 2003
Buchanan writes in a graceful, down-to-earth style. -- Brain, Child Magazine (Spring 2003)
Potently honest....Buchanan's...capacity for self-reflection paves the path for all mothers...to explore the complex feelings that accompany motherhood. -- Big Apple Parent (May 2003)
Andrea Buchanan's work has been featured in the collection "Breeder: Real Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers" and in on-line parenting magazines, including Oxygen.com's MomsOnline and hipMama.com. Her syndicated column "The Dark Side" runs on various websites, including the site she created for Philadelphia mothers, PhillyMama.com. Before becoming a mother, Andrea was a classical pianist. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, back before she knew how to play the Teletubbies theme song. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.
This book was sent to my daughter when their son was about 2months old. She read it in 3 days and said of all the books she read while pregnant didn't ready them as much as this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by CALMLILAC
I am 1/3 through this book and I am absolutely in love with it. It is honest and emotional. It touches my heart as I am going through what Andrea went through and feel like I just... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Debbie
It seems that today there is so much Pollyana falseness when it comes to motherhood that the idea of a truthful more cynical glimpse at new motherhood seemed like something I would... Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Guy Smiley
This book helped me through that unbelievably difficult adjustment to my life as a mom. I had my daughter at age 36 and was not expecting how terribly hard it would be to give up... Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Dawn Pearson
This is therapy for new moms. This book was validating, assuring, and brutally honest. A MUST read for all those devoted mommies up pumping at 1 a.m.! Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by kw24027
This Book helped me through a dark time of postpartum depression. It adds dark, down to earth humor while still maintaining a sweetness. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Paula Giorgio
This is the book you'll want to buy for all of your friends who are new moms. The books is entertaining and a breath of fresh air. Read morePublished on July 2, 2007 by A. Matney
It's helpful to read this book to understand the "other" moments of motherhood that we rarely talk about.Published on January 9, 2007 by Jan Sotelo
I must confess that since first reading this book, I have come to know the author and she is every bit as lovely and funny as she comes off on the page -- I like my biases to be... Read morePublished on September 27, 2006 by J. Lawrence