Rockabye: from wild to child

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Author: Woolf, Rebecca

Title: Rockabye: from wild to child

Genre: Non-fiction (biography/memoir)

Publication Date: 2008

Number of Pages: 289 pages

Geographical Setting: Los Angeles, CA and surrounding area

Time Period: 2000’s

Series: (if applicable) n/a

Plot Summary:

Rockabye is the story of Rebecca Woolf, a young, hip, writer and blogger, who ends up unexpectedly pregnant at 23 years old. She decides to marry the father of the baby and her boyfriend, Hal in a shotgun wedding in Vegas. Woolf authentically details her journey and coming of age as she says goodbye to her chain-smoking, drinking and partying days, and hello to motherhood and the joy and responsibility of building a family without sacrificing her dreams and building a world that is wholly her own.

Subject Headings:

Mothers; motherhood

Appeal:

Fast-paced, detailed, engaging, familiar, intriguing, authentic, domestic, family-centered, rebellious, un-stereotypical, intimately written, detailed setting of Los Angeles, urban, candid, lively, frank, humorous, honest, insightful, unembellished, thoughtful, raw, natural, vivid

3 Terms that best describe this book:

Honest, candid, motherhood

3 Relevant Non-Fiction works and authors

Heidi Murkoff, What to expect when you’re expecting, is often referred to as the Bible of pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing.

Rita Arens, Sleep is for the Weak, is a lively compilation of short stories from various “mommybloggers”. It is a hilarious page-turner of real-life stories about motherhood.

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, Sippy cups are not for chardonnay, delivers empathetic dirt on parenting and modern motherhood with plenty of side-splitting humor.

3 Relevant Fiction works and authors

Laura Wolf, Diary of a mad mom-to-be, is a funny, adventurous novel that follows Amy, a kooky heroine and Manhattanite, on her 9 months of pregnancy.

Risa Green, Notes from the underbelly, Lara Stone is a guidance counselor at an elite Bel Air high school and finds herself reluctantly pregnant. The novel is a quick and funny read that details how Lara deals with the many unexpected changes of pregnancy and motherhood.

Debbie DiGiovanni, Tight Squeeze, is a delightful novel about the trials and tribulations of being a mother. The novel follows Becca’s fifth pregnancy and the ensuing feelings of self-doubt, the search for her true self and the rediscovery of the joys of motherhood. The novel has light hints of Christian and spiritual references perhaps lightly introducing readers to the Christian Fiction/Inspirational genre.

Name: Natalie Ochockyj

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