Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir

Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir

A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura June Laura June?s daughter, Zelda, was only a few moments old when she held her for the first time, looked into her eyes, and thought, I wish my mother were here. It wasn?t a thought she was used to having. Laura was in second grade when she realized her mother wa A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura J...

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Title:Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir
Author:Laura June
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0143130919
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir Reviews

  • Jenine
    Nov 20, 2018
    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...
  • Emily
    Sep 04, 2018
    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...
  • kc
    Aug 21, 2018
    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...
  • Melissa
    Sep 28, 2018
    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...
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    Oct 07, 2018
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    Jun 21, 2018
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  • Roxane
    Nov 14, 2017
    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...
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    Oct 23, 2018
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  • Clio
    Sep 21, 2018
    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...
  • Jeremy Bagai
    Dec 06, 2018
    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...
  • Meghan
    Oct 14, 2018
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  • Kathleen
    Aug 12, 2018
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  • Catherine Coles
    Jul 10, 2018
    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...
  • Allie
    Nov 20, 2018
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  • Dani Brecher
    Aug 17, 2018
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  • Lisa Erickson
    Sep 27, 2018
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  • Afra
    Feb 01, 2018
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  • Laura June
    Jul 25, 2018
    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...
  • Valerie Snow
    Aug 24, 2018
    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...
  • Erin
    Aug 13, 2018
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  • Lizelle Galaz
    Aug 23, 2018
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  • Sarah Foster
    Aug 06, 2018
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  • Rachel Strodel
    Aug 25, 2018
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  • Andrea
    Aug 14, 2018
    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...
  • Liz
    Aug 26, 2018
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  • K2 -----
    Aug 28, 2018
    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...
  • Tanya
    Oct 07, 2018
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  • Danielle Lazarin
    Feb 26, 2018
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  • Fakharabbas
    Nov 18, 2017
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  • Rachel Dowd
    Oct 26, 2018
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