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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 (217 ratings)

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Summary

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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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"I just howled. Bloomin' love you." (Giovanna Fletcher)

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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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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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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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Brilliant

My first audible book and it was brilliantly funny and a real surprise at the same time. First book I've actually finished in a long time!

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Gritty. Honest

The book is funny, heartfelt, honest and true.
uplifting, Relatable. well done Laura for talking and sharing your truth, which is many others truth too.

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loved it!

Loved this book and listened to it over 3 days, which is quicker than I would manage to read it, due to also being a mum of two boys! This was a breathe of fresh air and makes you feel normal that you don't get it right all the time! Thank you Laura for this and your blog, your humour, wit and honesty has got me through this past 2 years!

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you go girl! smashed it

I listen to a lot of personal growth books written by "experts", they have their place, but OMG, This book is so refreshing because this wonderful lady is so relatable. It really did feel like a friend was talking to me. I love the difference she is making to the world and she should be so proud of herself for putting this out there. I laughed and cried so many times listening to this. Thank you Laura.

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Knee Deep In Life

I absolutely loved this! such a raw, hilarious, heartwarming and empowering book. I laughed out loud, felt sadness and related to so much of what she said.
Laura narrated brilliantly too, highly recommended!

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loved it

fabulous book. a must for all dirty minded mums needing a good laugh. love Laura's honesty about her struggles with mental health and believe it will help alot of people to get the help they need.

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Wow

Absolutely loved this audio book!
Had me laughing, crying and honestly I feel like it saved me hundreds in therapy! We all need a Laura in our lives, thank you for this amazing book , highly recommended

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  • 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.