Life After Birth
First published in 1998
Polly Clark says:
“This honest, fulsome, generous and rigorous examination of what happens when a woman becomes a mother was a life-changing document for me when I had a baby.
I seemed to enter a world of half-truths, compromises and downright lies, and this book (alongside a few others, such as Rachel Cusk’s A Life’s Work) put me back in touch with a comprehensible world.
Like all books on these sorts of subjects, it came, was controversial and then faded, when it should be a compulsory offering for all parents, popped into the piles of leaflets you get thrust upon you when pregnant.”