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  • Tired and Tested

  • The Wild Ride into Parenthood
  • By: Sophie McCartney
  • Narrated by: Sophie McCartney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (219 ratings)

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Summary

Welcome to the jungle....

When you’ve grown up thinking your 20s are all about working hard, playing hard and trying not to get pregnant, life comes at you fast when you go from hump to bump.

So you thought adulthood would mean a high-flying career and a luxury lifestyle but instead have ended up with a Lycra-based wardrobe and a deep fear of what lies at the bottom of the ball-pit in soft play?

Join comedian Sophie McCartney as she voyages deep into the uncharted territories of mating, birthing, feral offspring, mums overdoing it at the watering hole and the perilous viper’s nest of the school WhatsApp group.

With laugh-out-loud humour and eye-watering honesty, Sophie shows how whether you’ve had a day full of whining or a night full of wine, there’s joy to be had in the perfectly imperfect wild ride into parenthood.

©2022 Sophie McCartney (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Reassuring, relatable and laud-out-loud funny - I loved it!" (Sarah Turner, The Unmumsy Mum)

"If you’re looking for the funniest mum on Instagram, you’ve found her!" (Mother & Baby)

"Brilliant! Painfully accurate and criminally funny. Like a chat with your most outrageous friend." (Ellie Taylor)

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a must for every woman

loved it so much it hurt! laughing and crying all the way through, 100% worth it

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Worth it!

I loved that Sophie read the book herself, don’t think it would have been delivered anywhere near as well by anyone else.
This is a fabulous narrative about a life long journey, very funny and very insightful.
Will be listening again, and have already recommended!

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Phenomenal listen.

Loved this audiobook.
Funny, heart-warming, relatable, and more funny - 100% recommended.
Thanks a mill for a great read/listen :)

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hilarious and relatable

I have followed Sophie on social media for a few years and I love all of her content, this debut book of hers did not disappoint. She takes the reader on a journey which is sometimes heartbreakingly real (she does give a content warning prior to the chapter on miscarriage), but for the most part it is wholesome and hilarious. Great for people with young kids, parents-to-be and even for those who's kids have grown up to reflect on the madness of child rearing.

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bloody wonderful

just absolutely wonderful. as always spot on, hilarious insight into what actual motherhood is as a pose to Pinterest parenting 😂

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Hilarious and true!

Real, funny and heart wrenching at times. A great listen. So relatable for those with young children!

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  • 22-06-22

What a laugh

If you feel alone in this world of madness worrying that you not doing things right, your the worse mum ever when clearly your not, Sophie says it how it is and gives you belly hugging laughs along the way. She tells you all her in and outs ups and downs but all the way you can relate to some of her life stories and laugh at them while laughing at yourself.

I bought this as an audio book for driving and had to pull in at many a stop because of the belly hugging laughs.

It's not all laughs but you need to read or listen to this but make sure you have the hankies ready for the sad parts as well as the funny parts.

Sophie I'm looking forward to the next book

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loved it!

relatable, endless laugh out loud moments. After following Sophie on social media for a long time I knew it would be great. thanks Sophie your amazing!

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Loved it,bought to read in hospital having a hysterectomy ended up buying it on Audible too as the drugs I am on means I couldn't focus Sophie you are amazing as


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amazing, funny and emotional all at the same time!

I absolutely loved this book. Sophie I've followed you from the very start and those did not disappoint in the slightest. if your looking for a new ready that will have you laughing, crying and everything in-between this is for you. love love love it xxx

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  • PATRICIA OTERO
  • 01-07-22

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

What can I say…I love all things Sophie! So glad this book is here and absolutely loved reading it! Can’t wait for book 2!

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  • BICARA HAIGH NEWTON
  • 21-02-22

Best and Funnies Book Ever

Thank you Sophie for writing this book and even better for doing the Audio as i live in South Africa so could not get the actual book which I still want for my book shelf.

I have laughed and cried and laughed again while listening to you and your story.

I am a Mother of 2 BOYS ... 5 year old and a 16 year old and I can relate - Moms are Super Women, Each chapter was brilliant.

Thank you and Congrats Again 👏