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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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 7, 2009
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