Product review for I’m Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering
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From the creator of the blog site "Renegade Mothering," Janelle Hanchett's forthright, wickedly amusing, and also ultimately encouraging narrative chronicling her turbulent trip from young being a mother to abysmal addiction and also a recuperation she never visualized feasible.
At 21, Janelle Hanchett embraced being a mother with the careless confidence of those who have no suggestion what they're entering. Having actually recognized her child's daddy for just 3 months, she located herself rather suddenly learning more about a newborn, husband, and wholly changed identification. She remained in love, yet she was tired, directionless, and looking for too much alleviation in way too much a glass of wine.
Gradually, as she searched for house in suburbia as well as settled life, a perilous drinking behavior developed into treacherous dependancy, up until life came to be safety seat and also splitting hangovers, work areas and multi-day medicine binges– and also finally, an impossible splitting up from her children. For 10 years, Hanchett faced the relentless progression of addiction, jumping from rehabs to therapists to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her mission for soberness, prior to finding it in a way she never anticipated.
This is a tale we hardly ever listen to– of the addict mom not retrieved by her children; who wishes for normalcy yet can not keep it; and also that, having taken a trip to the bottom of dependency, right to "culture's despised mommy," makes it back, only to find she will constantly stay an outsider.
Like her tongue-in-cheek, humorous, as well as unflinchingly truthful blog site, "Renegade Mothering," Hanchett's memoir talks with warmth and also wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and also life– calling out the unsupported claims bordering "the sacredness of parenthood" as weary and also empty, frankly stating rather just how one expands to approve an imperfect self within an imperfect life– thinking, with wonderful as well as final alleviation, "Well, I'll be damned, I'm simply pleased to be here."
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Books (May 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316503770
- ISBN-13: 978-0316503778
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces