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You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom

So Embrace the Chaos, Get over the Guilt, and Be True to You
Written by: Leslie Anne Bruce
Narrated by: Leslie Anne Bruce
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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A much-needed voice of encouragement for every woman who had a baby and lost her mind

Sometimes, motherhood feels never-ending. A child is born, chaos ensues, and it seems like life will never return to normal.

In You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, award-winning journalist and Instagram star Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck - but then she offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger than ever. After childbirth, a woman's body, her relationships, and her very sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages listeners to look past the sugarcoated truisms about the miracles of child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.

Loaded with unfettered support from a mom who has been through it all, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom offers a lifeline of encouragement, inspiration, and community for the new mama who got a baby, lost her mind, and desperately wants to find herself again.

©2019 Leslie Anne Bruce (P)2019 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Leslie Anne Bruce is the mom friend I never knew I needed. With a rare combination of generous spirit and cutting humor, she strips away the clichés of motherhood and teaches us how to survive the raw, real thing." (Lydia Fitzpatrick, author of Lights All Night Long)

"Honesty - what a fabulous and rare thing that is today. You'll find it in abundance in Leslie Bruce's raw, real, laugh-out-loud account of what becoming a mother is really all about. This book is the stuff you don't see on Instagram. This is a must-read for any new mother." (Raegan Moya-Jones, author of What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds and founder of aden + anais)

"Leslie Bruce's central thesis is one that many women in today's 'have it all' world will feel like a punch to the gut. Fortunately, Bruce also happens to be f*cking hilarious, which makes her book not only an important read, but also a phenomenally fun one." (Jordan Reid, author of The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People)

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YES! YES! YES! Are you a mom? This is for you.

This book/audiobook should be put in with the large bag of mama diapers they give you when you leave the hospital. It’s like the emotional handbook for mom. This is a must read!

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  • Rachel Jackson
  • 2020-02-26

Fun Self Help Book for First Time Moms

Great book for first time Moms like myself. I found myself laughing and having eye opening moments right along with the author. Loved it.

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  • Callie W.
  • 2020-01-25

Best Book for any mama

I have 2 kids currently. This book is everything that I wanted to say after my first but couldn't find the words. Even after number 2 I connect so much with what is written on what seems like every page.

Any soon to be mama, thinking about being a mama, or a mama that has kiddos that are older I feel can learn or connect with this book.

I hope it starts some conversation about postpartum care in America because Mama's are taking care of the future of our country but who is taking care of us.

Even made my husband listen to it so made be can understand what I have gone through. and he likes it too.

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  • anonymous
  • 2020-03-27

I must have had an easy baby or something

The parts about giving up breastfeeding and postpartum ocd really resonated with me. However, I found the rest of the book somewhat hard to relate to. I was expecting to relate to this more than I did.

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  • Ilyana
  • 2020-03-04

Relatable and comforting

It was nice to hear another mom’s experience of what it’s like to be a first time mom. Makes this crazy world feel a little less daunting.
Thanks Leslie for sharing your stories and little wisdoms with all of us.

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  • Dyan Smelser
  • 2020-02-27

What EVERY Mom needs to hear!

This book is my forever go to when I feel like I'm failing as a Mom!

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  • Christina J
  • 2020-02-20

Validation you don't realize you need.

I only wish I listened to this with my first. But being that there will be an almost 7 year gap with my children (#infertility), listening to this before I embark on my journey with baby #2, I feel more confident and ready to go through it all again. Thanks LAB for this... it's a great gift to all moms out there.

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  • Shannon M Blattner
  • 2020-02-18

Loved it!

This is a wonderful book! I wish I had listened to it before having my little (who is 4 months now). We are all wonderful moms and this book reinforces it. Thank you!

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  • Nora Kdiry
  • 2020-02-08

Get this book now!

If you are a new mama, soon to be mama, thinking of being a mama or veteran mama, get this! The author is real, amazing and just so insightful. I loved all the truths and information overall. The narration is like you’re having some wine with your girl and she’s giving you all the mom truths. Loved this!

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  • amy Gervino
  • 2020-02-08

Awesome book for all types of mamas

This book was exactly what I needed to hear. My only regret is that I didn’t listen to it when I became a mama with my first babe. The way Leslie describes the situations and experiences that new moms go through is acknowledging both their intensity at the time and hilariousness after the fact. I highly recommend this book!

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  • J Fred
  • 2020-01-22

Every Mama Needs This Book!

This book is hilarious and so dang relatable!!! I want to shout from the rooftops for every mama, everywhere to read this book! It's the kind of book moms-to-be should read but would probably blow their minds because of the realness within it's pages so instead I'll recommend it to them as soon as baby is here and they're in the madness with the rest of us. I've never heard motherhood as a modern mom described in such a way that I was literally shouting YES, this is me! She gets me. Thank you for this inspiring read!