Dooce.com Memoir – Heather Armstrong’s New Book
Heather Armstrong, known to much of the world as Dooce, from her blog and website Dooce.com, has written a book. Its title, It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita nicely summarizes the book, which she says is the “funniest book about depression you’ve ever read”.
Armstrong’s website is absolute required daily reading for some people and parents I know, while others have found fault with Armstrong for what they view as irreverent or offensive views on everything from parenting to medication to life.
Critics and fans alike have to agree that Armstrong is as honest, blunt and open as any blogger out there, talking candidly about her struggles with depression, with parenting, all the way down to body functions and her marriage. She also takes some pretty fantastic photos of her dogs, Chuck and Coco.
One of the goals, both of Armstrong’s website and her book, is to help new mothers struggling with postpartum depression, or depression in general as a parent, who may be feeling guilt or shame for feeling the way they do. She hopes to help them better understand the reasons for it, get the necessary help, and most importantly, learn to find the strength to laugh and keep going.
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and a Much Needed Margarita is available at AbeBooks for up to 40% off the list price!