Zoe Williams is one of my favourite journalists. I suspect I have a fair amount in common with her as I can often identify with what she is saying and from her anecdotes I reckon she is about the same age as me. I was pleased to hear that she was writing a book based on her experiences of motherhood and pregnancy following on from her Guardian Newspaper column. I was offered the chance to read and review her latest book Bring it on, Baby.
The book basically charts Zoe’s often random, always amusing thoughts from her unplanned pregnancy through to her second baby. I picked this book up and read it in three sittings, not only was it amusing, straight talking she actually spoke sense. I wish I had written this, I swear some of the advice and postulating comes straight from my mouth. Totally sensible thoughts on breastfeeding, Gina Ford, the truth about what pregnancy is really like and the most genius way to record your arguments with the husband. Hilarious. I really enjoyed it, it’s an easy read and not to challenging, although there are a few factual snippets. Well worth a read for any seasoned and unseasoned mums. In fact, if you know any pregnant women then get it for them, they will find it a refreshing read for those boring moments of pre-labour anticipation in between episodes of Loose Women and Homes Under the Hammer.
I’ve been offered three copies of Bring It On Baby for readers of Being a Mummy. To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment below giving me your response to a question posed by Zoe in Chapter 8 “Does motherhood make you more kinder, or more stupid?” Don’t forget to leave me with your twitter or email details. Winners will be picked at random and published on Saturday 24th July, the book will be posted directly from the publishers and the competition is open to UK residents only