Sunday, April 12, 2009
Review - It Sucked And Then I Cried by Heather B. Armstrong
Title: It Sucked And Then I Cried
Author(s):: Heather B. Armstrong
Summary: Memoir of Heather B. Armstrong as she becomes a first time mother, has a breakdown, and gets through it all.
My Thoughts: Heather Armstrong gives us a funny and truthful look into her life as a first time mother.
After her baby's birth, Armstrong suffered from Postpartum depression and spent a short stay in a mental hospital. While I enjoyed all of the book, I could not truly relate to her role as mother, as I am not one. But I related deeply to her battle with depression, trying many different medications until something worked, and her stay in the mental hospital. It was hopeful to see she found a doctor who got her on the right medication and helped her through the tough time.
Reading this book, I became a fan of Heather's humorous writing and started visiting her blog, which I had never heard. I think this is a book, and a blog, everyone could enjoy.
About the Author: Heather B. Armstrong is a mother and blogger. This is her second book, the first being Things I Learned About My Dad In Therapy. You can Visit her blog at http://www.dooce.com