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‘Very, very, very funny’ JO BRAND
‘Bloody hilarious’ CARIAD LLOYD
‘Full of honesty, heart and humour’ JASON MANFORD
‘Raw, honest and hilarious’ ROSIE RAMSAY
‘Refreshingly honest’ ROMESH RANGANATHAN
‘Consistently funny and life affirming’ JOSH WIDDICOMBE
‘I want my daughters to read this book’ SINDHU VEE

A Sunday Times bestseller: the unflinching, raw and utterly hilarious book about parenthood that everyone should read

My Child and Other Mistakes is the honest lowdown on Motherhood and all its grisly delights, asking the questions no one wants to admit to asking themselves – do I want a child? Do I have a favourite? Do I wish I hadn’t had one and spent the money on a kitchen island instead?

Stand-up comic, broadcaster and actress Ellie Taylor is relatable, clever and interested in how women can have it all. Her honest, hilarious and moving account of the whys and hows of having a baby makes perfect reading for expectant mothers and fathers everywhere, as well as those who’ve been there, done that, and wonder how on earth they did.

In this very funny book she writes candidly about her own personal experience exploring the decision to have a baby when she doesn’t even like them, the importance of cheese during pregnancy, why she took hair straighteners to the labour ward, plus the apocalyptic newborn days, childcare, work and the inevitable impact on life and love and most importantly, her breasts.

Reviews

Bloody hilarious. Whether you're about to pop, thinking about it or staring at the ruins of your social life and watching CBeebies, this book is essential reading. Ellie jumps from the seriousness to the ridiculousness of parenting with ease and unbridled joy
Cariad Lloyd
Not just a very honest book about becoming a mother but a very very honest book about being a woman and navigating all the choices and not-choices that this involves. Ellie has unpacked so much about what motherhood takes from us, even as it hands marvellous things to us. She has written a book that made me feel an incredible surge of love for myself and for all the mothers who have gone before me. I want my daughters to read this book
Sindhu Vee
Finally a parenting book full of honesty, heart and humour - I loved it
Jason Manford
Ellie Taylor's writing is as consistently funny and life affirming as looking after a toddler, but not as exhausting
Josh Widdicombe
Raw, honest and hilarious.
Rosie Ramsay
Ellie has written a refreshingly honest take on parenting that will make you both laugh out loud and cry tears of relief that it's not just you.
Romesh Ranganathan
Very, very, very funny. This took me back to the horror and the joy and then added big laughs. A really bloody good read.
Jo Brand