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Innocent, a Broad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2005


    This book was amazingly witty and emotional. I was laughing one minute and crying the next. I'm a huge fan of Denis Leary, so I knew all about Ann and their two kids, but there was such honesty and emotion in Ann's writing that I felt like I didn't know the outcome. This is one of the best works of non-fiction I've read, HANDS DOWN. Ann Leary is one of my new favorite authors!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2004

    Funny and Touchy

    I adored this book. After little Jack Leary is born prematurely, his mother describes what it is really like to almost be marooned in a foreign country, with my family, friends, or money. Somehow, she and her husband manage to acquire all three. Learning how to be a mom is never easy, but she does it with wit and grace (although I¿m sure she would disagree). Ann Leary has a nice, light comic touch that will be appreciated by all readers, although mothers of preemies will find it especially moving. I bought this book because I was a Denis Leary fan, but I am now a HUGE Ann Leary fan. I hope to see more from her in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2004

    Moms of Preemies Must Read

    This book was excellent. Very funny and touching. Ann Leary captures the dread and fear of not only having a preemie but the fear of loving a preemie whole heartedly because of the uncertainty of the outcome. I liked that she included the lingering effects of being a mom of a preemie both in terms of the worry that something will happen to the child and the realization of just how precious this child really is; something moms of plump, healthy, sleep-through-the-night-at-six-weeks (and remember to breathe)babies may not appreciate to the same extent. I would recommend this book to any mom who has had a premature baby.

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