Meaghan O’Connell Presents AND NOW WE HAVE EVERYTHING

04/10/2018 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn store.

When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed -- a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood -- didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself. And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.

Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meaghan O'Connell's writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Longreads, and The Billfold, where she was an editor. She lives in Portland, OR, with her husband and young son. 

Please note there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased in advance or at the door. The voucher is good towards anything in store at WORD, including And Now We Have Everything. Please note that if you are purchasing the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission. 

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316393843
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

A raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up.


$5 admission to see Meaghan O’Connell on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at WORD Bookstores in Brooklyn. Your $5 voucher can be used towards anything in store, including And Now We Have Everything.