Win 1 of 5 copies of Mum Rage book by Minna Dubin
- Published on Thursday, 21 September 2023 12:53
- Last Updated on 21 September 2023
- Monica Costa
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London Mums have 5 copies of new book Mum Rage – The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood by Minna Dubin (out on 28th September 2023, Seal Press), an honest, eviscerating examination of the hidden crisis of rage facing mothers – and how we can fix it.
Mothers are expected to be loving, nurturing and strong, and to possess endless and unlimited amounts of patience. The reality is that mums are furious but have no outlet for their emotions. The combined stress of modern motherhood, lack of family support, and systemic neglect has mums everywhere screaming their heads off. Inside their homes, mums are the ones throwing tantrums.
In 2019, writer Minna Dubin wrote a piece for the New York Times on her own experience of maternal anger. Hundreds of mothers from around the world wrote to her in response, each of their messages more or less identical: ‘I thought I was the worst mother in the world. I am so ashamed.’ Their reaction spurred an in-depth investigation into mum rage that became this book. Combining personal stories and interviews with fifty mothers of varying backgrounds, Minna shows that mum rage is a widely shared emotional crisis. By unpacking exactly what mum rage is and why it occurs, she helps alleviate shame, giving mothers the space to acknowledge and better understand their anger, as well as the skills to manage it.
For your chance to win this book, simply subscribe to one of the London Mums social media platforms of your choice Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and write your most important memory about a moment of mum’s rage in the competition form below this post.
Terms and conditions: Deadline to enter is midnight on 4th November 2023, GB only.
Cannot wait to win?! Mum Rage UK version by Minna Dubin is available from Amazon.
Here are some reviews of the book:
‘I loved Mum Rage. It’s so brilliant, essential and eviscerating, while also hopeful and strengthening and compassionate. I found it wide-ranging, expansive and generous. Minna has illuminated an area of maternal subjectivity – or a common and legitimate response to the institution of modern motherhood – which desperately needed to be brought out of the shadows.’
Lucy Jones, author of Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood
‘[Dubin’s] penetrating insights make for captivating reading… an astute account of how society fails mothers.’
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
‘A cleareyed analysis of the intricate web of cultural and political challenges that make female-identified parenting nearly impossible… A trenchant analysis of the ways in which society renders modern motherhood emotionally impossible.’
‘An original, eye-opening look at the rage that can consume mothers… This book represents a voice that belongs in every parenting collection.’ Booklist
‘Few issues are left untouched in this thought-provoking book on a hot topic that is seldom discussed.’ Library Journal
‘Mom Rage makes a makes a crucial space for all of us who have experienced the sudden, terrifying urge to stab a mattress with a kitchen knife, punch a wall, or squeeze our children a little too tightly. Dubin reminds us our darkest moments are symptoms of systemic failings, not signs of personal flaws – and that our anger should be harnessed as an animating force for equity.’ Angela Garbes, author of Essential Labor
‘Breaking down the unnameable feelings so many women have as mothers, Mum Rage is a must-read for women who struggle to reconcile the cultural pressure to be “good mothers” with the powerful negative emotions that come with parenting.’
Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her
‘If you’ve ever screamed at your child in ways that shock you – and we all have, haven’t we? – Mum Rage is an absolute must-read. As Minna Dubin argues, your anger is not a moral failing. This book is an eye-opening exploration of the many social forces that drive mothers to explode at their children, as well as the societal and situational solutions that could, ultimately, save us.’
Melinda Wenner Moyer, author of How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes
‘Mum Rage is a critical addition to the literature of mothering, compassionately exploring the ugly, rageful moments that haunt many of us even as we struggle to do right by our kids. Dubin invites us to consider our rage in the full context of a perverse, broken, contradictory, and cruel American system that fails families at every turn. I needed the compassion of this book, as well as its expansive look of what parenting can and should be.’
Lydia Kiesling, author of Golden State
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums