From the Publisher:
Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood is a remarkable collection of original and heartfelt essays about the process of becoming a mother. Written by a wide range of mothers – from a Hollywood celebrity to an immigrant domestic worker, the book explores the transformative experiences in our journey as mothers. Provocative, honest and emotional, the stories focus on the impact motherhood has on our identity, sexuality, ambition and relationships. Laid bare in this collection are the vivd, gut-wrenching and exhilarating true confessions and secret longings of mothers across all ages, cultures and classes. Whether it’s a story about a journalist going to war and missing her baby, or a mother finding perfection in autism, or a mother struggling to breastfeed through post-partum depression, or a mother learning to let go of her dream to stay home with her children because she has to work, there’s a story in this collection for every mother.
It always amazes me how many different roads can diverge from a single point, and in Between Interruptions, those roads lead in thirty very different, but honest directions. I love this book because it really does bare all and bring the journey of motherhood into a whole new light. As mothers we all make choices, sacrifices and discoveries as we learn and grow in our roles. Being a mother lends a complexity to my life that I cannot adequately describe, but each of the women whose essays are included in Between Interruptions have been able to do just that - and most more than adequately.
While I didn't connect with every writer, I was able to reflect on my own role as a mother and my road as I read each of their stories. I have to say that I was most touched by the autism story - but that's because it's such a personal road for me, but I know that when you read the book you will find at least one story that touches you and your journey as a mother.
I also think that this would be an excellent book club discussion for a book club because it focuses on the essence of motherhood rather than one one specific ideology and it could spark some fabulous discussions!
About Cori Howard:
Cori Howard is the founder of The Momoir Project, an online writing centre that offers memoir writing classes, workshops and workbooks. She’s also an award-winning journalist whose work in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio has taken her around the world. Her stories – many about motherhood – have appeared in publications including Reader’s Digest, Elle, The Independent, among many others. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her family.
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Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost to me for the purpose of writing my review. All opinions are my own.