Say It Again in a Nice Voice

by Meg Mason

On Sale: 01/07/2012

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About the Book

Meg Mason is not ready to laugh about any of this yet, but that doesn't mean you can't ...

'Mothers. those women with purses the size of meat trays that hold an entire deck of school portrait photos and a chequebook, make a casserole without a recipe, make the tightest bed you'll ever sleep in and only swear under extreme duress. How, how, would I go from me to that?'

At 24, Meg Mason was newly married to a man 'essentially indistinguishable from a young Matt Damon' after landing her dream job, writing for the times in London. What could possibly go wrong? A holiday in Greece, an accidental shortage of birth control, and eight months later she was sobbing on the side of a road over trading her career for something she knew zip about. On October 8, 2003, she invented motherhood by Having A Baby. On October 9, she discovered a bunch of women had done that already. But still they couldn't tell her how to do it. thanks to a helpful neighbour she knew that convincing a newborn to take a bottle by letting it lick a Dorito first to 'get more thirsty' didn't always work, but not what to do when your child won't sleep for roughly two years in London or in Sydney, or how to remove your hand from a stroller - after you've superglued it to the handle. Hair-raising, terrifying and hilariously funny, along the way she discovers that being a mother, however disaster-prone, just might be the only thing that she is truly irreplaceable at.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732293529
  • ISBN 10: 0732293529
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/07/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Miscellaneous items

Biography

Born in New Zealand, writer Meg Mason began her career at the FINANCIAL TIMES in London before switching to THE TIMES to write on lifestyle, parenting and humour. After relocating to Sydney, she began writing for the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Russh, the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, COSMOPOLITAN and GQ. She now writes regular features and the popular 'Mum vs. World 'column for SUNDAY , where she served as managing editor in 2010. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two daughters.


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