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My Child and Other Mistakes: The hilarious and heart-warming motherhood memoir from the comedy star

Ellie Taylor

8 Reviews

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Memoirs, Advice on parenting, Humour

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

'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

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.

***** 'Should be given out by health visitors to new moms'
***** 'It's like Ellie dove into my brain and wrote about my own personal experience of motherhood'
***** 'The comfort I took knowing I'm not alone has been like therapy!'
***** 'I have recommended it to all my child raising friends.'
***** 'An absolute must read'

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Praise for My Child and Other Mistakes: The hilarious and heart-warming motherhood memoir from the comedy star

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Ellie Taylor's writing is as consistently funny and life affirming as looking after a toddler, but not as exhausting

  • Finally a parenting book full of honesty, heart and humour - I loved it

  • Raw, honest and hilarious.

  • 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.

  • Very, very, very funny. This took me back to the horror and the joy and then added big laughs. A really bloody good read.

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Ellie Taylor

Comedian, actor, and writer Ellie Taylor is one of 5 UK comedians featured in Netflix's COMEDIANS OF THE WORLD series. She's a regular on BBC 2 satirical show THE MASH REPORT, with her clips becoming worldwide viral hits, with one notching up over 100 million views online, being shared by Madonna and Jennifer Aniston. A regular guest on panel shows, she created and starred in her own comedy short ELLIE SOLVES PARENTING on Sky One. Ellie is also hosting her own Radio 4 show, ELLIE TAYLOR'S SAFE SPACE, the second series of which will air in 2021. Her latest stand-up tour, DON'T GOT THIS went nationwide in 2019, and is extending into 2021. She also co-presents the award winning podcast, Ellie and Anna have Issues.

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