Mothermorphosis: Australian Storytellers Write about Becoming a Mother

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"In Mothermorphosis, some of Australia's most talented writers and storytellers share their own experiences of motherhood. In telling their stories they articulate the complex internal conflicts, the exhilaration and the absurdity of the transformation that takes place when we become mothers. We read about the yearning for a child, the private and public expressions of maternal love, the questioning, uncertainty and unexpected delight, as well as unfathomable loss. Mothermorphosis reveals that there is no 'right' version of this epic experience and no single tale that could ever speak for all mothers. Yet it is in reading about other women's experiences the hard bits, the joyous bits and even the ridiculous bits that we can become more compassionate, not just to other mothers but hopefully to ourselves. Mothermorphosis includes writing from: Kate Holden, Kathy Lette, Lorelei Vashti, Rebecca Huntley, George McEnroe, Fatima Measham, Jo Case, Hilary Harper, Cordelia Fine, Jane Caro, Hannah Robert, Susan Carland, Kerri Sackville, Catherine Deveny, Lee Kofman and Dee Madigan." -- Publisher's website.

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"Australian women writers, including Kathy Lette, Kate Holden, Jo Case and Catherine Deveny, have contributed essays on their experiences of motherhood and birth to this collection. Edited by Monica ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Monica Dux is a columnist with The Age, a social commentator and author of Things I Didn't Expect (when I was expecting), and co-author of The Great Feminist Denial, both published by Melbourne University Press. She can be heard regularly on ABC radio and 3RRR, and has published widely, especially on women's issues. Monica is one of the founders of the Stella Prize, a major new literary prize celebrating Australian women's writing. You can find her at or on twitter @monicadux.

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