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April 11, 2014

The M Word reviewed in The National Post

Well, that was me sobbing in the kitchen today as I read Rachel Harry’s review of The M Word in The National Post. Sobbing. Who knew that happened? She writes, “The M Word is a meditation on the fickle emotional uncertainty awarded to mothers. It breaks down the walls of maternal isolation and offers companionship to anyone who has not had the fairy-tale journey to motherhood. These stories show us that the extraordinary gift of motherhood cannot be accepted without relinquishing something spectacular.” How amazing and wonderful that she gets the book so entirely. That there is sadness, yes, and hardship and yet: “stories of the searing joy found within the wholeness of a mother’s devotion.” The multitudinousness is the very point, and so’s the joy. I am thrilled, overwhelmed and incredibly proud of both this project and also the incredible women whose talents made this idea a reality.

6 thoughts on “The M Word reviewed in The National Post”

  1. m says:

    So much to you!

  2. Sus says:

    I am so so so happy for you and I can’t wait to read it!!

  3. Heidi says:

    I thought the same thing–that she got it, and how wonderful that she got it. Interesting that she says she may not have understood, pre-motherhood–that she’d have been angry at the fantasy of motherhood being crushed. I loved, “With hindsight I understand that the gift of motherhood, shared by every woman who wholly accepts the lifelong commitment of loving a child, also comes with a loss — a loss most mothers don’t communicate, because its definition tends to lack language and vocabulary, in what becomes this new and uncharted maternal world.” I think this is part of where the book is so important–it lets that complexity live.

    I’m so happy for you, Kerry. You have created a beautiful and needed thing!

  4. cgeds says:

    Kezzer so want to read it! Do you have UK distribution? Xxxx

    1. Kerry says:

      Clazza, I know it’s being sold through Amazon UK!! And thank you.

  5. cgeds says:

    It feels Wrong to buy your book from Amazon but needs must. Pre-ordered x

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