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Rants in the Dark

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Rants in the Dark by Emily Writes
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"The real parenting book for real parents."
5 stars"
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I'm not an aspirational Pinterest Instagram mum and neither is anyone I know. This is the book for us. It's real – it captures the love, the humour, the stress, the mess, and the marvel of being a parent.

Vital reading for everyone. Emily puts words around the feelings of parents, helping us understand ourselves and our children, and gives insight to those who don't yet have or don't want to have kids.

There's no preaching, there's no guilt, there's just real descriptions of real great parenting that will make you laugh till you cry and cry while laughing. Buy this, give it to everyone you know.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Perfect, everyone should read this."
5 stars"
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Emily's writing is so beautiful, heartfelt and funny. Everyone should read this, it's not just for parents. I look forward to more books from Emily Writes.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 stars"
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Any Mothers must have book.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"So true and funny"
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A true first hand account of being a mother of two or more kids

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"Just wonderful!"
5 stars"
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I've followed Emily's rants on Facebook and Twitter for a few years now so I jumped at the chance to get a copy of her book. As a new Mum of an almost 5 month old, Emily's rants kept me company in the hours my baby was asleep. She made me (and I think ALL parents) feel less alone as I muddled through the challenges of parenting. I loved the short chapters – perfect for when you've only got a spare 15 minutes. I'd definitely recommend other parents read this. A+ rating from me!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"This book is a game changer"
5 stars"

Emily breaks through the isolation of parenting in this generation and rolls her eyes along with you at the ‘in my days’ and the 'have you tried's. Having another parent voice the same frustrations in a totally hilarious way is so amazingly cathartic. I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say this book has saved lives. I must read for anyone who has a child who won't sleep or any parent who feels alone out there. We note your personal sacrifice in putting this out there Emily and want you to know how much it is appreciated.


Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere.

With two small boys, both non-sleepers, Emily finds herself awake in the wee small hours night after night. Her writing is often done then, and she offers her own often hilarious and always heart-warming experiences to other exhausted parents. She describes the frustrations as well as the tender moments of real parenting, as opposed to what you thought it was going to be like, or what well-meaning advice-givers tell you it should be like.

A must-have for all new parents and parents-to-be.

Emily's blogs have been wildly popular, as have her on-line columns with New Zealand Woman's Weekly and The New Zealand Herald.

Release date NZ
February 27th, 2017
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Current sales rank
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