Holding the baby

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A memoir culminating in a manifesto, ‘Holding the Baby’ sets out to understand why we still treat early parenthood as an individual slog rather than a shared cultural responsibility. Tracing her own journey to the nadir of sleeplessness via social retreat and murderous rage, Frizzell draws on the latest research to explore: What effect does parenting have on your career? How can we make childcare affordable and fit for purpose? If parenting is so hard, why does anyone ever do it more than once?

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‘My favourite person on the politics of parenthood’ Pandora Sykes

‘Exhilarating, infuriating, urgent and human’ Daisy Buchanan

‘A blazing, brilliant read … compassionate, convincing, funny!‘ Amy Liptrot

Honest, unflinching and necessary’ Sara Pascoe

Funny and briskurgent and incisive‘ Rob Delaney

A timely and important book‘ Clover Stroud

It’s time to share the motherload.

A memoir culminating in a manifesto, Holding the Baby sets out to understand why we still treat early parenthood as an individual slog rather than a shared cultural responsibility. Tracing her own journey to the nadir of sleeplessness via social retreat and murderous rage, Frizzell draws on the latest research to explore:

– What effect does parenting have on your career?

– How can we make childcare affordable and fit for purpose?

– If parenting is so hard, why does anyone ever do it more than once?

Funny, reassuring and radically ambitious, Holding the Baby sheds light on the ways in which we fail new parents, and offers a rallying crying that we fight for a better alternative.

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Weight 0.241 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.1 cm
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