I read a lot of books and 99.999% of them are not about me (surprise!) or my life or anything remotely resembling my life. They serve as the distraction needed at the end of the day, the vehicle with which to escape and be transported far, far away, to meet strangers in foreign lands and solve mysteries, eat exotic foods join the mafia etc. The books I read generally do exactly what a good book should do – provide escapism and a method in which to calm and quiet my frantic mind.
Rants in the Dark does the complete opposite.
Rants in the Dark is the ONE book that is about me, it is about my life. When Nix woke us at 4.30am this morning I rolled over and saw it on my nightstand and half-smiled at the irony of seeing it there, the words inside like a fist-pump emoji sent via Instagram from one mum to another – ‘you’ve got this, you know how to wake up at 4.30am, you know there are 2 Nespresso capsules left and you can have them BOTH because Dave is awesome like that. You know it’s Little Kindy day tomorrow so you’ll have 4 hours in the morning to gather yourself and work and not-tidy the house ’cause what’s the point?’
Ahhh. This book is my people.
Rants in the Dark will find audiences among mothers, obviously, but I think there is a great read in here for anyone who themselves HAS a Mum, or knows a Mum, or is married to a Mum. Emily gives us short, snappy, witty vignettes that don’t bog you down with the oft-mundane minutiae that is #MumLife, rather, these details are woven into beautiful accounts of how, at the end of the day (or in the early hours of the morning!) we can still love it all, and be ready to repeat these days over and over again.
For 18 years or so.
Buy it, read it, love it, lend it.
Rants in the Dark is a modern-mothers voice in a snappy navy cover. Emily’s my literary hero and it was incredibly awesome to meet her on Monday at her launch event. Bravo you beautiful woman, Rants in the Dark is everything I hoped it would be and more.
Win your own copy of Rants in the Dark by Emily Writes
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I’ll draw the winners on Sunday 5/5/17. NZ residents only.