- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India (19 February 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8129138808
- ISBN-13: 978-8129138804
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,26,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Made a Booboo: A Mom Who Had Parenting All Sorted… Until She Had a Baby Paperback – Import, 19 Feb 2016
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“Author’s self-deprecating yet witty style of writing will make you glance through the pages even if you aren’t a first time mom.” - Deccan Chronicle
“You will be tempted to give this (book) a shot.” - The Asian Age
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“The book sheds the preachy tone, which is almost invariably resorted by countless parenting blogs and books. It’s an honest confession from a mom.” - The Tribune
“Being a mother is world’s most beautiful experience. This book is as interesting as the author’s experience of writing it.” - Dainik Bhaskar
“Not your ordinary parenting book…Any parent, especially a mother will be able to completely relate to author’s story as if it is their own.” - Millenium Post
About the Author
A Marketing professional with an MBA from ISB, Shivangi Sharma has co-authored an anthology titled Dutched Up (rated among top travel books of 2015 by the WSJ) and has written for Mother's World, a popular parenting magazine. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband who plays way more sports than a normal wife can be okay with, and her son, who rarely listens to her. To maintain her sanity through it all, she performs as part of a professional Bollywood dance troupe in different European cities, and indulges in yoga, spirituality and music at home.
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My husband caught hold of this week before I could and started enjoying this book and has been quoting wonderful anecdotes (and thereby giving me spoilers) :)
Waiting for the spoilers to fade from my memory before I start reading..
This book is about parenting and it is not about parenting. The author writes her personal experience of raising a child. At the same time she doesn’t offer any tips for you. She is aware of the tremendous pressure created on the would be parents by the parenting literature. So she consciously refrains from imparting any gyan. She just exposes everything about raising her child, including that antiseptic cream on her son’s bum, which refused to go.
If you ever had a chance to observe a child from close quarters, you will agree with the following lines from the book. ‘For an adult the process (of sleeping) is very simple – feel sleepy, rub eyes, yawn, hit the bed, snore. For my son it went like- feel sleepy, rub eyes, yawn, hear the door bell, get excited, ask to be taken to the door, observe and form another connection in his tiny brain, forget about sleeping, start playing, feel sleepy again, rub eyes, get tired, know now what to do now, cry, resist everything. Finally when at the tether’s end of weariness, he would settle in our arms and ask in his own way to help him got to sleep.’ She says whoever coined the phrase sleep like a baby never had his own baby.
While documenting her journey of motherhood, she is humorous. Her writing is simple, hilarious and easy to relate. The honesty in her writing is palpable. She candidly admits that child raising became another reason for her fights with her husband. No wonders this book which is humorous, sarcastic and philosophical in the last chapter, strikes a chord with its readers. If you are expecting a child or already have one or planning to have one (more) in near future, this book is highly recommended.
Shivangi shares her experience as a first time mother- the mistakes, the blunders, which are funny, interesting and frustrating at the same time.
Every single word reminded me of how I tackled my first child. Starting with finding answers from google about child behavior and failing miserably, being embarrassed by the tantrums the throw in public, and what not. I am short of words while writing the review since I don't know how to assess the book. I am not writing much. Just the following words describe the book.
The book targets, 1. every mother who had a hyperactive/ highly active child, deprived of sleep
2. Every wannabe mothers who think that I will not bring up my child like this while seeing a naughty, disobedient brat.
3. Every pregnant ladies or going to be pregnant ladies who think that the vitual mother community will help you raise your child.
4. Everyone in the male species who think that looking after a child is easy job.
5. Every man who have helped his wife handle their child.
The above category is irrespective of age
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I loved the book and I am not even a mother.
An amusing and light read! This book made me smile (A LOT) . :) Go for it!