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The Resource Madness, mayhem and motherhood, Nikki McWatters

Madness, mayhem and motherhood, Nikki McWatters

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Madness, mayhem and motherhood
Title
Madness, mayhem and motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Nikki McWatters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A wild roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of motherhood and mental illness. At 26, Nikki found herself knocking on her best friend's door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys - all she had in the world. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of her life through poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, friendships, lust, love and loss. Whether she was cleaning the houses of millionaires to put food on the table, falling hard for The Wiggles, drowning in cask wine, living in a tent or dealing with predatory landlords, Nikki refused to go under and tethered her survival to her love for her children, which pulled her through the darkest days. In Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood, the struggles are raw but the laughs are loud and the love is palpable. Being a poor, mad mother has its challenges but Nikki McWatters humanises the face of poverty, while arm-wrestling her mental illness into submission and packing school lunches like a boss. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is a powerful, touching and wildly entertaining story of maternal endurance
Summary
At 26, Nikki found herself knocking on her best friend's door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys--all she had in the world. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of her life through poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, friendships, lust, love and loss. Being a poor, mad mother has its challenges but Nikki McWatters humanises the face of poverty, while arm-wrestling her mental illness into submission and packing school lunches like a boss.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665528
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McWatters, Nikki
Dewey number
362.8294
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McWatters, Nikki
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Single-parent families
  • Single parents
  • Poverty
Target audience
general
Label
Madness, mayhem and motherhood, Nikki McWatters
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Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061497124
Isbn
9780702260186
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1021881575
Label
Madness, mayhem and motherhood, Nikki McWatters
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061497124
Isbn
9780702260186
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1021881575

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