Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers

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Marrit Ingman became a mother on February 27, 2002. She went crazy--also on February 27, 2002. Her journey began with a plate of carne guisada and led to an emergency cesarian, ankyloglossia, colic, gastroesphageal reflux, eczema, Zoloft, Paxil, peanut allergy, suicidal ideation, hepatitis, and a whole lot of pie. Ingman documents the agony of elimination diets and tearful, sleepless nights with the same candor and humor she does the ecstasy of...
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Overview

Marrit Ingman became a mother on February 27, 2002. She went crazy--also on February 27, 2002. Her journey began with a plate of carne guisada and led to an emergency cesarian, ankyloglossia, colic, gastroesphageal reflux, eczema, Zoloft, Paxil, peanut allergy, suicidal ideation, hepatitis, and a whole lot of pie. Ingman documents the agony of elimination diets and tearful, sleepless nights with the same candor and humor she does the ecstasy of mama's night out and her own invention, the Playgroup Drinking Game.

Ingman addresses her own postpartum depression, her feelings of inadequacy, and her self-admittedly ridiculous perception that her infant son truly hates her. With irony, sarcasm, and wit, Ingman paints a portrait of parenthood far unlike the popular image of glowing bliss. She recounts the painful and difficult moments of babyhood with her colicky, difficult child with a mix of humor and anguish that reflects the transformative process of becoming a parent--the compromises, struggles, useless advice, and failed expectations.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580051408
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/10/2005
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2005

    Absolutely Wonderful -- Buy This Book!!!!!

    This is THE most compelling book about motherhood I have ever read. You must, must buy this book. In fact, buy it for a friend, and a relative, too. Buy it for any person in your life who has ever struggled with depression, or adjusting to parenthood. I just can't gush enough. Marrit Ingman is funny and witty, and hits the motherhood nail right on the head. As a now single mother of two who just desperately wanted someone to tell me that the craziness of my world was okay, I applaud her. When looking around I only found gushy mama manuals telling me what a blessing this experience was, this is not what most mothers need. They need someone to tell them that sometimes you want to get in the car and just keep driving, and that you can still be a good mother, even if you have those thoughts. Marrit Ingman tells it like it is, and makes you laugh while she does it.

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