A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura JuneLaura Junes daughter, Zelda, was only a few moments old when she held her for the first time, looked into her eyes, and thought, I wish my mother were here. It wasnt a thought she was used to having. Laura was in second grade when she realized her mother was an alcoholic. As the years went by, she spiraled deeper, becoming borderline abusive, and by the time of her death a few years before Zeldas birth, the two had drifted apart entirely. In Now My Heart Is Full, Laura June explores how raising her daughter forced her to come to terms with her own mothers tragic legacy and recognize the connective tissue that binds together the three generations of women. She also confronts the complicated place that womens drinking often occupies and interrogates the culture of drinking that surrounds our ideas of motherhood, reflecting on her own decision not to drink.In beautiful and i...
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Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir Reviews
For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to pieces for me by the end, that may just be because I struggled to connect with June's writing. This book has Sex Object syndrome, where a lot of vignettes are presented in a non-linear fashion that I found distrac ...more
NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author’s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June’s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liver disease in her 50s. They had a fraught relationship, one that was close to non-existent at times, but the birth of her daughter Zelda offered June an opportunity to reflect and reevaluate. Lovely prose here and, whi ...more
Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties.
This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being a mother in the modern world, even one who has more options for hiring help, it is a sea change. It is perhaps a cautionary tale to those later in life who think that they have the energy to keep up with a child's dema ...more