Listen in as Jenny Pritchett (alias Jenny True) shares her new book: You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood with Michelle. Together they discuss the realities of birth and parenting, Jenny's birth story, and her motivations for writing this frank, spit-out-your-coffee funny guide filled with swear words for new parents. Jenny also explains why it was important to her to make certain that readers could see themselves reflected within the pages.
"It's not your typical new baby book. The idea is that there are a lot of great books out there. I read them all, and they can be fantastic. Because this incredible thing is happening right under our skin. We wanna do what's right. We are hungry for the information, but that also can be part of the problem. There is so much to know and so many options that we're sorta barraged by all of these things, and so many people feel strongly that one particular way is the right way to do things. One particular product is the one we should buy. And, it just leads to this incredible anxiety around something that anxiety doesn't really help."—Jenny Pritchett
Jenny Pritchett (alias Jenny True) is a nationally recognized columnist for Romper, where she publishes advice on pregnancy and parenting, as well as on her popular blog Jenny True: An Excruciatingly Personal Mommy Blog, which was a finalist for the Mom 2.0 2019 People's Choice Awards. Jenny has been called the "postpartum feelings doula," as she doles out her unique mix of humor, rage, and encouragement (with a smidge of practical advice). Her columns have been featured in Elle, Scary Mommy, and the Longest Shortest Time podcast. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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What Babies Say Before They Can Talk: The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings by Paul Hollinger, MD, MPH
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