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Raw, candid and hilarious, Ellie Taylor's My Child and Other Mistakes is the funny truth about motherhood and all its grisly delights.

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 listening 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.

©2021 Ellie Taylor (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • 27-07-2021

Spilling with heart and humour

I usually favour an actual book in my hands but this worked so well as an audio book I can't imagine a hard copy could beat it. It's the way she tells them!
Full of brilliantly written, hilarious stories that remind you of how universal the wonder and horror of first time motherhood is. No judgement, just kind understanding, inclusiveness and heart. Loved it.

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  • Katie Stanton
  • 26-07-2021

Surprisingly emotional, and brilliant

I expected the laughs, but I didn't expect the tears. So many times while listening to this book, I thought "YES! That's how I feel!"
Becoming a first time mum during lockdown was a lonely experience, I'm sorry I didn't have this book then, but I'm so glad to have it now.

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  • Chris Drury
  • 26-07-2021

Loved it!

Such a good read/listen. My daughter is 18 now but it brought back so many memories of those early days.

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  • ac16
  • 23-07-2021

Loved it!

I've been looking forward to this book coming out for a while, I've loved everything else I've seen of Ellie Taylor and this book was no exception. I listened to it all on the first day of release. It was funny, emotional and honest. It's so good amd important to read honest accounts of parenting. I will definitely be recommending and gifting this to my friends -  a very enjoyable book!

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  • Ruth
  • 23-07-2021

A story about a mummy and her rat bag

Glorious! It had me laughing and crying and shouting in agreement.
Thinking about having kids? - read this!
Pregnant? - read this!
Have a kid? - read this!
Loved hearing Ellie read it. A raw and honest book about being a parent and the joys and regrets that come with it.

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  • Emmy
  • 22-07-2021

Fantastic book

Loving every minute of this book, I can massively relate after having my daughter and I am sure most other mothers will do. A must read!

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  • Katie
  • 29-07-2021

Hilarious and heart wrenching stuff

I’ve loved Ellie for years and this book has had me laughing, crying and everything in between on the way back from nursery runs every day. It’s the book I wish I’d had when I was feeling like a lonely failure with a newborn in a pandemic.

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  • Jaymi Nathwani
  • 29-07-2021

fucking amazing.....

it's amazing!!!!! she is incredible!!! give the woman an Oscar!!! can't believe just how funny she is!!

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  • CocoFlannell
  • 28-07-2021

Brilliant and honest

I loved this book. It made me laugh out loud. It is absolutely brutally honest about the experience of becoming a parent - the good, the bad, and the poopy. I highly recommend it.

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  • Helen Jones
  • 28-07-2021

Bloody brilliant for new parents

Absolutely loved this book. Finished it in two days! Made me laugh a lot, cry and I could relate to a hell of a lot of what Ellie was saying. Thank you so much for writing this book! ❤

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