Comedian and mother Ellie Taylor is writing a book that will share her maternal experience called My Child and Other Mistakes. The book blurb promises: “…the honest lowdown on Motherhood and all its grisly delights, asking the questions no one wants to admit to asking themselves – do I want a child? Do I have a favourite? Do I wish I hadn’t had one and spent the money on a kitchen island instead?
“… In this very funny book she writes candidly about her own personal experience exploring the decision to have a baby when she doesn’t even like them, the importance of cheese during pregnancy, why she took hair straighteners to the labour ward, plus the apocalyptic newborn days, childcare, work and the inevitable impact on life and love and most importantly, her breasts.”
Speaking to The Bookseller website publisher Myfanway Moore of Hodder Studio said: “I’m delighted to be working with the funny and never knowingly maternal Ellie Taylor on her first book, which is a wickedly honest and hilarious look at being at the frontline of early parenthood.”
Ellie Taylor said: “I am thrilled Hodder Studio are letting me write a book about my two specialist subjects – me and my heir. Becoming a mother has been the most transformational, brilliant, horrendously awful thing I have ever done and I feel incredibly passionate about sharing honest accounts of pregnancy, birth and life with a ratbag child. Now at least, when I walk past a pregnant woman I can just hand her this book rather than my standard reaction – embracing her tightly as I whisper in her ear. ‘You’ve ruined your life, but in the best possible way’.”
Ellie caused some controversy when she responded to a social media trend called The Motherhood Challenge in which mums shared photos of themselves and their offspring. The comedian shared her hilarious take on the trend with her Unmotherhood Challenge, sharing photos of her nestling up to a bottle of white wine and apparently napping whenever she damn pleased.
Ellie Taylor: My Child and Other Mistakes will be published on 15th July 2021, you can pre-order your copy here!