The Other Mother - A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family

Author(s): Jen Brister

Child Care | Parenting & Pregnancy | For Mothers

'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe


I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one. Confused? Let's back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman - we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. Already there's a lot to take in here: gay mums, twins, solicitors... (I know Believe me, I'm still reeling myself.)


Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add 'gay' and 'non-biological' to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, 'Will my babies love me?' at 3 a.m.


This is a book for any parent who feels they don't fit the mould of a traditional 2.4 family. Stand-up comedian Jen Brister takes a very funny, very honest look at life as a parent: from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. As 'the other mother' she has the perfect vantage point for us to laugh and cry alongside her.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781910931967
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Square Peg
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jen Brister
  • : Hardback
  • : 306.8743092
  • : 304