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  • Knee Deep in Life

  • Wife, Mother, Realist...and Why We’re Already Enough
  • By: Laura Belbin
  • Narrated by: Laura Belbin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)

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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

When does Mary Effing Poppins arrive? 

Laura Belbin survived hitting her 30s (oh, to be wrinkle-free again), anxiety (just), motherhood (two adorable little shits) and the new body that went with it (a left tit that sags slightly more than the right, anyone?). In Knee Deep in Life she gives a fearless and filthy account of her transformation from no-responsibilities woman to being in demand 24/7, the heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, her (definitely-pushed-to-the-limits-but-totally-indestructible) marriage to Steve, the man who helped her to hold it together when post-natal depression kicked in.

Full of heart and wit - not to mention swearing that would make a sailor blush - this is the beast of a book Laura intends on riding into the hands of those people who doubt themselves every single day: the ones who have struggled to accept the way they look, the mums-to-be about to find themselves taking their first step towards parenthood and the women bossing it like bad-asses every single day but never getting the credit they deserve. You are more than enough.

©2020 Laura Belbin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Truthfully Brilliant!!

This book could not have come at a better time for me! I have laughed and cried, Laura is brutally honest about life and I loved it.

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Rollercoaster of emotion

Not even finished the book yet and I've laughed and cried at the incredible way laura has told her story. An absolute must read for parents who think they are going it alone and feel its just them that deal with day to day bullshit of being a parent. There are many others that have told their story in this way but Laura just hits it in a different way.

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F*king amazing!!

Amazing! Brilliant! Emotional! Funny! Related so much! This woman makes my day so much better with her amazing Instagram stories!
Makes me feel less alone and that how I feel isn't crazy there's also others who feel the same. Sharing her experiences with mental health and telling the ins and out of things some wouldn't is just brilliant 😍 thank you Laura!

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honest

Well you've probably already heard of Laura or her page knee deep in life if you're looking at reading her book if you have you know what to expect, if you haven't... Well the ugly truth (in a good way) about somes it up along with hilarious, heartbreaking and a lot of other emotions in summary a great book if you've got a great sense of humour if you've got a stick up your arse it's probably not for you 😉

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loved it!!

absolutely amazing! Laura is breathtakingly real, raw and as the title says realistic!
She lays all bare in an honest way that I wish I had spoken when my children were little.
I'm thankful for the woman Laura is!
This book has had me laughing, crying and whooping along the way!

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Exactly what we all needed

I’ve been following Knee Deep In Life since it’s inception and Laura Belbin is the friend you need in your most vulnerable moments, that make you feel like you’re not alone and to make you laugh until you wee a bit. We love you Laura and you are one in a million. Thank you and please make moreeeeeeee

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Thank you

I didn’t know you’d written a book until I heard on your latest no holes barred pod. I wish I’d heard this way sooner…. Like in 2007 when my son was born. Just the confidence to try and build now. You are an inspiration. Thank you for writing it. X

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Brilliant!

Found this AMAZING lady via her viral posts on Facebook during lockdown.
This book was great, funny and incredibly moving in equal measures.
Incredibly honest and straight to the point, biographical and life affirming.
I'm not a parent but have struggled with my mental health, especially recently and this book has been the tonic I needed.
Highly recommended

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If you only read one parenting book, it's this!

Anyone who wants to be a Mum, is pregnant or has a child or children NEEDS to listen to this book! This is real life! I was crying with laughter at Laura's descriptions and brutal honesty. Ah man there's so much people don't tell you about pregnancy, giving birth and your recovery after birth. Well Laura lays it all out for you here! So if you want to know what it's really like than you need to listen up!

This book is so relatable. It's so refreshing hearing someone say they struggle too. That parenting is really hard. That we are all just making it up as we go along and hoping for the best! We need more and more real people like Laura on social media, showing us what real parenting is like and what real woman look like.

Well done Laura, and thank you so much for this book and your wonderful Instagram. You're brilliant xo

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Fantastic book, heartbreaking and Real!!

I cried with laughter then cried with tears. What an amazing read!! Please read!!

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  • Tattoogirl
  • 03-11-20

Amazingly real!

Loved this book & her Podcast & Vlog. It is so refreshing to have someone write a book about life & mental illness who tells it EXACTLY like it is. That is how it should be, don't sugar cost it, don't make it all sound easy because it isn't. We are all in this crazy sh*t show that is life together & I would love to see another book in the future❤️❤️❤️

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  • Dana Matsuzaka-Franklin
  • 29-08-20

SO good.

Laura (Knee Deep in Life) is honest, hilarious and tells it like it is. I listened to the audiobook over one day, just couldn’t stop. I recommend for mothers and caregivers alike.