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Book launch 1 May at The Tannery, Auckland

Book launch 1 May at The Tannery, Auckland

Michele and Renee, all ready for a television appearance.

Michele and Renee, all ready for a television appearance.

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When We Remember to Breathe: Mess, magic and mothering launched on 1 May and we’ve had some incredible responses to Michele and Renee’s book:

On Saturday Mornings with Kim Hill, Noelle McCarthy said: “I loved it and it made me cry.” Listen here!

Emma Espiner, panelist at our launch event, wrote a fab article:
“… their interactions are funny, poignant, sad, philosophical and wry. It’s a book I would have loved to have when I was stumbling about in the dark with my new baby.”

Jackie van Beek said: "A poetic glimpse into motherhood – tangential, humorous and somehow reassuring."

Rebekah Fraser at NZ Booklovers wrote a smashing review: “an utterly magical and stunning record of their foray into motherhood… When We Remember To Breath is a breathtakingly beautiful book that captures those seemingly small moments of motherhood for what they really are.”

There’s also been wonderful interest from TV and magazines:

The Hobson did a beautiful photo shoot with Renee, her mum and daughter, accompanied by extensive extracts.

Duncan Garner was charmed on the AM Show as was Mel Homer on The Cafe (at 44 mins in the video).

Michele, Renee and I were interviewed by Karen Craig for Auckland Libraries’ Books & Beyond podcast.

The Book Council interviewed Michele and Renee.

Mindfood ran a Q & A with Renee.

A few more for good measure:

In their enthusiastic review, Kidspot described the book as being part of a sea change in parenting books: “Powles and Liang have a beautiful, almost whimsical, style of writing. The words flow gently across the page, intuitively exploring what it is that gives meaning to our lives in the new millennium.”

“This delightful journey through the first five years of mothering, as told by two friends, an author and a paediatrician, is must reading for parents, and parents to be. Wise and clever, always funny and sometimes sad, this collection goes deep to the heart of what it means to be a mother, and a friend.” – Sonja de Friez

“It’s so, so good. I love the peaks and troughs, and how it flows and twines together.” – Fe Fi Fo Mum

It’s all part of Michele’s day.

It’s all part of Michele’s day.

Michele in the Herald on Sunday

Michele in the Herald on Sunday

 
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