Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir

Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir

A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura June Laura June?s daughter, Zelda, was only a few moments old when she held her for the first time, looked into her eyes, and thought, I wish my mother were here. It wasn?t a thought she was used to having. Laura was in second grade when she realized her mother wa A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura J...

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Title:Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir
Author:Laura June
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0143130919
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir Reviews

  • Jenine
    Nov 20, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

  • Emily
    Sep 04, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

  • K.C.
    Aug 21, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

  • Melissa
    Sep 28, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

  • Kate
    Feb 21, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

  • Laura
    Feb 16, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

    ...

  • Jaime
    Jun 21, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

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  • Roxane
    Nov 14, 2017

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

  • Becky Sandham Mathwin
    Jan 21, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

  • Dawn
    Jan 01, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Clio
    Sep 21, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

  • Jeremy Bagai
    Dec 06, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

  • Célèste
    Apr 11, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

  • Meghan
    Oct 14, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

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  • Abigail
    Jan 31, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

  • Kathleen
    Aug 12, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

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  • Catherine Coles
    Jul 10, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

  • Laura June
    Jul 25, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

  • Valerie Snow
    Aug 24, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

  • Erin
    Aug 13, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

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  • Lauren
    Mar 21, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

  • Camryn
    Dec 14, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

  • Andrea
    Aug 14, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

  • Liz
    Aug 26, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

    ...

    ...

  • K2 -----
    Aug 28, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

  • Carlene
    Dec 14, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

  • Danielle Lazarin
    Feb 26, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

    An honest examination of becoming a new mother from the daughter of an alcoholic mother. Lovely and moving. ...

    Really lovely and compelling to read. More multi-generational portrait than narrative, which isn't a bad thing at all. This book is simple and the language is very precise and straight-forward. The woman can write, but she's not going for stylized prose. The whole thing is just complet...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Alicia Simba
    Jan 04, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

  • Susanna De
    Dec 17, 2018

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...

    Now my heart is full (title is ironic -- from a Smiths song) is a pregnancy / parenting memoir, that actually finds most value as an alcoholic-mother memoir. Certainly engaging at the time, but not transcendent. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    At times a bit repetitive, but mostly a satisfying exploration of the author's relationship with her mother, her daughter, and alcohol. The odd sentence was a bit choppy/awkward. ...

    Nicely done, just not what I was in the mood for. ...

    i am a sucker for memoirs on motherhood ...

    I feel as though I have read many other books similar to this in the past few years. Its well done, but doesn't add much to he genre. ...

  • Kathryn Egan
    May 20, 2019

    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June?s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of ...

    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best. ...

    For someone who claims to not enjoy books about motherhood and alcoholism, I currently have bookmarks in several books about alcoholism, alcoholic mothers, and this book, about motherhood and an alcoholic mother. I almost want to give this three stars because even though it crumbled to...

    The section that deals most directly with June's mother's alcoholism rang true for me and felt alive and necessary. However, the bulk of the book that deals with pregnancy and early motherhood felt a bit too familiar--in the worst, entitled, aggrieved Brooklyn parenting sense. I take i...

    This book took me off-guard. I thought I was the only one who grew up with these experiences. I thought my family was so unique. To hear a life almost just like mine laid out in a book was very shocking. Such a wonderfully told story that reveals so many truths that I'm not sure others...

    Liked but wanted to love. I was frustrated by the lack of structure/organization, and I found a few grammatical errors which compounded that frustration (sorry to nit pick!). Still found the new mom parts instructive... ...

    This is hands-down the most relatable book about the transition to new motherhood I have ever read. This book is like having an open, honest conversation with someone who isn't trying to scare you or offend you about your birth choices or parenting choices but just telling it like ...

    It was really hard to stop reading this. I found myself relating to Laura in a lot of ways I didn?t expect, but the way she talked about growing up with an alcoholic parent really hit me hard. I wanted to have a long conversation with her after this. But, from what she wrote abou...

    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author?s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June?s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liv...

    Although I feel this book was a tad uneven and needed a better editor it was a well-written and candid look at one woman's relationships with her mother's flaws as she begins her own life as a mother in her mid-thirties. This is a frank look at the challenges of adjusting to being ...

    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so mu...

    Engaging and well written. For many complicated reasons, I choose not to become a parent so there were many aspects in the memoir that I couldn't personally relate to but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. In addition to her honesty about having a troubled (but loving) mothe...

    A good little memoir. June thinks back on her turbulent upbringing with a mostly-functioning alcoholic mother as she welcomes her own daughter (and first child) into the world at the age of 35. I read so many memoirs about abusive and extremely addicted parents, but those are notabl...

    I enjoyed bits of this. But when it came full circle and there were a few chapters about how the author feels about writing about her daughter and her experience of motherhood I felt let down. Also, just to vent my pedantic spleen, the author and her husband are not 'disagreeable' peop...

    Passionate and heartfelt memoir of motherhood that doesn't quite have the bones to hold up its big concepts. June's writing rings true and will win you over, but as a whole it comes off a little slapdash and repetitive. I found myself groaning, "you already told us this, we know!" more...