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<b>Emma Jane Unsworth</b> is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Her first no... Read More

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<b>Emma Jane Unsworth</b> is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, <i>Animals</i>, now a major motion picture, for which Unsworth wrote the screenplay. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019. She also writes for television and various magazines. Her latest novel, <i>Adults</i>, has been heralded 'hilarious' (Dolly Alderton), 'tender' (Jessie Burton) and 'dazzling' (Marian Keyes) and is a <i>Sunday Times</i> bestseller.<p><b>The raw, relatable call-to-arms memoir, breaking the silence on postnatal depression - from the bestselling author of <i>Animals</i> and <i>Adults</i></b><br> <b><br> An Unmissable Memoir for Summer 2021, <i>Stylist</i></b><br> <b>A Hot Summer Book, <i>Refinery29<br> </i></b><br> <b>'I am so grateful for this beautiful, honest book. It has helped me immeasurably' </b>Pandora Sykes<br> <b>'I loved this book'</b> Clover Stroud<br> <b>'Totally relatable ... had me laughing and crying in equal measures' </b>Christie Watson<br> <b>'Dazzling' </b><i>The i</i><br><br>Six months after the birth of her son, Emma Jane Unsworth finds herself in the eye of a storm. Nothing - from pregnancy to birth and beyond - has gone as she expected. A birth plan? It might as well have been a rough draft! Furious and exhausted, her life is the complete opposite of what it used to be. She's swapped all night benders for grazed labia and Whac-a-Moling haemorrhoids. How did she end up here? <br><br>In this brave, vital account of postnatal depression, Emma tells her story of despair and recovery. She tackles the biggest taboos around motherhood and mental health, from botched stitches and bleeding nipples to anger and shame. How does pregnancy adapt our brains? Is postnatal depression a natural reaction to the trauma of modern motherhood? And are people's attitudes finally changing? <br><br><i>After the Storm</i> is a celebration of survival, holding out a hand to women everywhere.<br><br><b>'This book will make new mums feel accompanied, which is the most sacred thing' </b>Jenn Ashworth<br> <b>'Hilarious, heart-breaking and wise' </b>Leah Hazard, midwife and author<br> <b>'Truth and power and lots of LOLs too. I loved it' </b>Amy Liptrot<b><br> 'A brave and compelling part memoir, part manifesto' </b><i>Marie Claire</i></p><b>A raw, relatable call-to-arms account of motherhood, breaking the silence on postnatal depression</b>A beautifully-written, raw - and totally relatable - account of new motherhood that had me laughing and crying in equal measures. Emma Jane Unsworth is the real dealThis is a brave and important work. Unsworth is unflinchingly honest about her experiences, and her beautiful, hilarious, clever writing elevates her story into something universal ... I loved this bookPuts into language an experience almost impossible to describe; I am so grateful for this beautiful, honest book. It has helped me immeasurablyAn excellent book. Truth and power and lots of LOLs too. I loved it. Emma Jane Unsworth is a wonderThis book is truly brilliant. Packed with intense bursts of knowledge, understanding and humour. Unsworth's style is so direct and approachable, this book is the best company for anyone going through the loneliness and isolation of new motherhood. This book will make new mums feel accompanied, which is the most sacred thingA breath-takingly brave and honest memoir of motherhood's darkest moments, by turns hilarious, heart-breaking and wise. <i>After The Storm </i>should be required reading for birthing people and their partners, and for those who support and care for themA brilliant, deeply personal and honest book from a writer who is an expert at being humane, funny and vulnerableFunny, gruelling, wonderful. I felt as though I were with her every step of the way. I loved itThis great, brave and brilliant book will really resonate with anyone who has/had PND (or those around them who - hopefully - will want to try and understand)A compulsive read, one that any mother will recognise parts of herself within, even if she has not, like Unsworth, experienced brutal PNDPostnatal depression is not supposed to make you laugh but brutal honesty and dazzling humour are part of Emma Jane Unsworth's award-winning literary arsenal ... Her first foray into non-fiction is a brave and compelling part memoir, part manifesto ... Within 140-pages Emma has wrung herself out, taken us to the darkest corners of her mind and made us laugh at the sheer madness of new motherhoodDazzling ... skewers the injustices and quirks of maternity, from how women are treated as public property from the minute they conceive to the absurdity of "rock 'n' roll Baby Sensory" classes. But its emotional directness is what bowls you over the mostRefreshing, brave and often funny ... This is a true celebration of survivalFunny and perceptive ... Oh, what a book ... Articulately capturing the sense of despair, exhaustion and disappointment brought on by motherhood even when you love the child you've created, [this book] delves deeper into what happens to women's bodies and brains - as well as the physical scars and huge emotions - with humour and scientific insightA call to arms to centre the mental health of new mothers and push back against the taboos that force so many to feel they must suffer in silence

Product Details

Title: After the Storm
Author: Emma Jane Unsworth
SKU: BK0457063
EAN: 9781788166553
Language: English

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<b>Emma Jane Unsworth</b> is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, <i>Animals</i>, now a major motion picture, for which Unsworth wrote the screenplay. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019. She also writes for television and various magazines. Her latest novel, <i>Adults</i>, has been heralded 'hilarious' (Dolly Alderton), 'tender' (Jessie Burton) and 'dazzling' (Marian Keyes) and is a <i>Sunday Times</i> bestseller.

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