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The Mothering Heights Manual for Motherhood: Volume 1    edited by Christine Fugate order for
Mothering Heights Manual for Motherhood
by Christine Fugate
Order:  USA  Can
Mothering Heights, 2008 (2008)
* *   Reviewed by Jessica Weaver

Compiled by the creator of, The Manual for Motherhood is an interesting collection of essays and poems from the Mothering Heights Mother's Day Essay Contest. Split into sections like Madness & Mayhem and Feeding the Zoo, essays relate anecdotes from pregnancy to those about dealing with adult children.

While it is a cute, quick read, I was bothered by the lack of any apparent proofreading (sorry, I am a copy editor in my 9 to 5). If you are not psychotic when it comes to that sort of thing, you will probably enjoy reading the fun (although rampantly sentimental) essays written by a collection of authors of all ages and stages - 31 women authors and one man whom I found very charming. My administrative assistant assured me that I would understand it all better once I became a mom; she found many of the essays hysterical as a mom of three girls under five.

The Manual for Motherhood could be a cute gift book for a pregnant friend or an easy read for those moms who want someone else out there to relate to their situation.

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