Book Review - Hurrah For Gin: The Book For Perfectly Imperfect Parents

ANYONE with children may already know the Hurrah For Gin blog, which aims to laugh in the face of the daily strife and struggles parents face.

From that, comes author Katie Kirby’s very first book, made up of similar content, regaling stories of frenetic family life, illustrated by her humorous stickmen drawings.

It can be hilarious. There are laugh-out-loud moments about how much less you stress about the second child, labour itself and how children conspire against you to ensure they’re perfect beings while at nursery, and absolute horrors at home.

However, there are touching notes about creating a human, brave revelations about a termination and a whole chapter written by Kirby’s husband, detailing how early parenthood feels from the father’s perspective.

It’s a great little book — refreshingly honest and easy to read and it’s already a bestseller. Read it and reassure your baby-fried brain that being a parent isn’t easy, and is actually very funny indeed.

Hurrah For Gin: The Book For Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Katie Kirby

Coronet, €15.10.


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