You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood (Hardcover)
Actress, director, and New York Times bestselling author Laura Prepon’s raw and honest guide to navigating motherhood.
When Laura Prepon first became a mother, she barely recognized herself.
As someone who always loved being prepared, Prepon felt raw, full of stress, and blindsided. She sought out resources to help navigate this huge life transition, but only found books about childcare with almost nothing on the shelves about momcare. So, Laura decided to write the book she was looking for.
You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood is part memoir, part handbook, as Laura digs into her own unconventional upbringing and investigates how it shaped her as a person and as a mother, with intimate stories and never-before-shared anecdotes brought forth in an effort to understand our collective experience as mothers. The book is packed with practical tips for moms of any age, at any stage of motherhood, such as stress reduction techniques, self-care, protecting one’s partnership, asking for help, and getting a global perspective on maternity, and includes a selection of easy and delicious recipes, from ideas for kids-friendly food, to romantic dinner dates, and batch-cooking favorites that will help any parent feed their family.
Laura also interweaves insights and interviews from her “Mom Squad”: an eclectic group of mothers of all ages and professional backgrounds, including a world-renowned survival expert, a top neuroscientist,creator of Orange Is the New Black Jenji Kohan, actress Mila Kunis, author and activist Amber Tamblyn, and chef Daphne Oz—among other inspiring moms, who lend their voices to the much needed conversation of what it means to be a mother.
Unfiltered, honest, and insightful, Laura encourages the reader to acknowledge their challenges, embrace their strengths, and celebrate their victories as we navigate the greatest adventure of all: motherhood.
About the Author
Laura Prepon is a versatile actress whose career spans both film and television. She made her television debut on the long-running sitcom That ’70s Show, portraying Donna Pinciotti, and recently wrapped the seventh season of the hit Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, on which she portrayed Alex Vause. In addition to her on-camera work in Orange Is the New Black, Laura directed multiple episodes. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Stash Plan.
“I've been wondering how Laura managed to do it all . . . while remaining fabulous and sane. I’m so glad she finally shared in this book the reality of her journey that we can all learn from.”
— Ali Wong
“You and I, as Mothers is a powerful multi-hyphenate manifesto examining the most important and often overlooked realities of modern motherhood, written with wit, extraordinary grace, and real guts.”
— Amber Tamblyn
“A must-read for new mothers. You can literally turn to any page and get that little nugget of wisdom to get you through the day.”
— Danielle Brooks
“Even though I’m not a mother—and hope to never be one—everything in this book is relatable if you want to be healthier, stronger, and more present.”
— Chelsea Handler
“Every mother, partner, and friend can benefit from the evocative and hard-earned wisdom within these pages.”
— Mila Kunis
“The Orange Is the New Black alum returns to the written word with this heartfelt, honest look at motherhood, styled as both informative guidebook and raw memoir.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“Not all of the entries in the book are celebrations: there have been plenty of setbacks along the way, too. But the overall trend is toward equal rights for women, and this book is a great overview of how things have changed.”