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...
|Title||:||Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir|
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Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir Reviews
Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June’s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of how the daughter of an alcoholic mother becomes a motherless mother and reconciles the ways she was loved, the ways she was hurt and how the birth of her own daughter allowed her heart to finally grow full. There is ...more
Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mother, I appreciated her honesty regarding how difficult motherhood can be even when you are a thirtysomething adult, the pregnancy is planned, you have a supportive partner and financial resources. I think many women ...more
This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read.
This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like it is.
It's funny and relatable that Laura June bought all her favorite childhood books for her future daughter while she was pregnant, even if it would be awhile before they were all age-appropriate. I did that too. I ...more
Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir.
Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent.
This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others will understand. So very thankful to have stumbled across this book and glad that it was written.