Bonkers: First edition
A Real Mum’s Hilariously Honest Tales of Motherhood, Mayhem and Mental Health
‘A wonderful book all mums should read!’ Gemma Atkinson
’A book to be shared the world over.’
’ I do believe this book will save lives!’
’This book made me proud to be a woman’
‘You see, pre-motherhood I had this image of the sort of motherhood I was going to have. Happy, confident and in total control, breezing through my perfect new mum life, clad in white linen with a smiley easy-going baby attached to my hip. But then, something happened.’
A moving, inspirational and at times hilarious book from best-selling author Olivia Siegl. Part-memoir, part guide, Bonkers follows Olivia’s story of motherhood as she juggles two babies under two alongside two harrowing battles with Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Psychosis.
Olivia’s refreshingly honest approach leaves no area of motherhood uncovered in her bid to empower women to be able to talk about all areas of motherhood – NO judgement!
Throughout the book, this engaging and straight talking author shares her story of motherhood and how she has since overcome what she bills as “the most harrowing times of her life” to prove that suffering with a mental health illness is by no means the end of the story. A must read for anyone in need of hope that they can get through even the darkest of times.
For every mum out there feeling lost in the wilderness. For every mum feeling pressure to be perfect. For every mum questioning if they are good enough. You are magnificent.
”'It had me laughing and crying and making me feel like at only 3 weeks in, I'm doing OK. A wonderful book all mums should read! Thank you for writing such an honest book for all us mums” - Gemma Atkinson
Reader Reviews: -
‘This book should be shared the world over!’ -
‘I do believe this book will save lives!’ -
‘This wonderful book made me laugh, made me cry, made me smile and made me proud to be a woman.’ -
‘I cried at page one. As a new mummy I needed this book. I re-read pages on a tough day just to know it's not just me. Buy it !!’ -
‘This is a must read book for any mum or mum to be. It’s an honest refreshing take on motherhood and I can’t put it down!’ -
‘Olivia blasts light into the dark shadows of maternal mental health and I have no doubt has changed the lives of thousands of mums in doing so. Bought it for myself, bought it for my mum, and it will now be my go-to gift for new mums. Thank you Olivia!’ -
‘Just got to say LOVE the book. Arrived yesterday - finished it today. So much to take from it; it's something all parents to be and new parents need to read!’ -
‘Absolutely fantastic book! Would give more stars if I could!’ -
‘An inspirational book …buy it!’ -
‘Couldn’t put it down, I’ve already laughed so hard it hurt and also cried my eyes out…… Essential reading for all expectant Mums, new Mums, Old Mums, Nans, Grandma’s and also Dads that can handle the truth!’ -
‘Parts of the book made me cry, simply because she’s managed to put into words some of the things I never could. She’s captured the emotional turmoil parents go through, in a sensitive yet very humorous way. She’s encouraging, hopeful and the theme throughout stays true to empowering mothers, no judgement!’ -