Monday, March 8, 2021

World's Best Mother Available April 6th

World's Best Mother by Nuria Labari

About The Book:
A thirty-five-year-old writer decides she wants to have children. Rounds of IVF treatments and several years later, she has two daughters and sits down to write this book. World’s Best Mother is a sublime journey - through pregnancy, the mothering of small children, marriage, an affair - which unfolds in a heady mix of anecdote, imagination, and social commentary. Clever and insightful, the narrator examines the myth, but also the scam, of motherhood, openly dialoguing with voices of the past that in one way or another have fueled her condition as a woman: from the legendary hominid Lucy - “the mother of humanity” - to Cinderella, passing through Plato, Mother Teresa, Darwin, Maupassant, and Simone de Beauvoir along the way. Humor, love, and horror converge in this lively auto-fictional battle between the intensity of child rearing and the writer trying to fight her way out.

About The Author:
Nuria Labari was born in Santander and is a writer and journalist. She has written for El Mundo, as well as Telecinco, where she was the editor in chief for web content. She is currently a frequent contributor to El País. Her short-story collection Los borrachos de mi vida (“The Drunkards in My Life”) won the seventh Premio Narrativa de Caja de Madrid in 2009. In 2016, she published her first novel, Cosas que brillan cuando están rotas (“Things That Shine When Broken”). World’s Best Mother is her latest work.

My Thoughts:
I do not think this book is about becoming a mother. Okay, it is. Obviously. But more so, it is about womanhood. The raw intensity of what it is like to have all the emotions and experiences of what it actually means to be a woman. I have been this woman. The one who can't have children. And who did. And this book transcends cultures and speaks to all females.

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