Book Review:
I Don’t Know
Why She Bothers

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review by melissa teh

I Don’t Know Why She Bothers:
Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women

by Daisy Waugh

Orion, trade paperback & paperback, $27.99

The cat is out of the bag! This refreshing alternative to the usual parenting book ploughed with instructional “do”s and “don’t”s will bring sighs of relief to many mothers. Daisy Waugh challenges the idea that there is only one appropriate reaction to motherhood – absolute joy. As a fellow mother, she knows that motherhood brings with it a myriad of emotions, with annoyance and frustration thrown in the mix. Through anecdotes and rants, Waugh often verbalises what other mothers might think but avoid saying out loud.

Hits:
Waugh’s wit and good humour provides perhaps a much-needed reminder how no mother should have to feel obliged to meet society’s increasing expectations. It is time to take a chill pill, sit back and laugh at her funny recounts and candid retorts.

Misses:
Waugh does not hold back any punches when it comes to her distrust of organic food and allergies, among other things. It is hard to know what to take seriously when there is a fine line between Waugh’s own opinion and valid advice.

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