Nobody Told Me

  • by Hollie McNish
  • Narrated by Hollie McNish
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These were on top of the many other things she didn't know about babies: how to stand while holding one; how to do a poetry gig with your baby as a member of the audience; how drum'n'bass can make a great lullaby. And that's before you even start on toddlers: how to answer a question like 'is the world a jigsaw?'; dealing with a 10-hour train ride together; and how children can be caregivers, too. But Hollie learned. And she's still learning, slowly.
Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories taken from Hollie's diaries - one person's thoughts on raising a child in modern Britain, on trying to become a parent in modern Britain, on sex, commercialism, feeding, gender and finding secret places to scream once in a while.


What the Critics Say

"From a poem about morning sickness to a story about enduring a public toddler tantrum, [Hollie McNish] provides beautifully written solidarity covering both the trials and the joys of being a parent." (10 Best Parenting Books, Independent)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wish I could give more than 5 stars!

I’ve laughed, cried, smiled in recognition and told so many people how Hollie McNish hits it all bang on. It’s not just motherhood, it’s life she talks about. I think I’m just going to go straight back and listen to it all again from the beginning. ❤️
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- nanook

All (parents) should hear this

A lovely book of honest poetry that has reassured a new father and galvanised my desire to continue destigmatising the many parts of life and parenthood that most need it.
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- Shane Davis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-04-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios