Body Full of Stars by Molly Caro May

Body Full of Stars

"This book is an ancient call from our first mothers to connect to our bodies―for our own good and for the good of humanity . . . It is healing, illuminated." ―Laura Munson, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Not The Story You Think It Is... What if labor does not end with pregnancy but continues into a mother's postpartum life? How can the fiercest love for your child and the deepest wells of grief coexist in the same moment? How h...

Details Body Full of Stars

TitleBody Full of Stars
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Parenting, Nonfiction, Feminism

Reviews Body Full of Stars

  • Janelle
    BODY FULL OF STARS by Molly Caro May - Thank you so much to Counterpoint Press for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. I found this book an extremely personal, necessary, and important work that all women should read. I am not a mother but I was still able to identify and empathize with much of what was written. I have very close friends who are moms that have struggled in similar ways. Although I am not a mom, and even though I can...
  • Ramona Mead
    This is a tough review for me. Based on my reading experience, I would say 4 stars. I bumped it up to 5 because this is an extraordinary work of memoir. The author's honesty and vulnerability is incredible, and when I think about the fact that that her husband and family support her 100% and didn't try to sensor a word in this book, it blows my mind. This is an important book, and it's striking up crucial conversations for women. As a woman who h...
  • Kristin Boldon
    An excellent, lyrically written, often wrenching memoir about one woman's postpartum struggles with rage and physical healing, while also celebrating the love she has for her daughter, and the connection she builds with her mother and the memory of her grandmother. It sometimes wandered too far for my taste into the mystical, and I occasionally struggled to follow the story, but I was always willing to keep going with this author. It's so importa...
  • Devon Steven
    3.5 stars. Lots of lovely writing and phenomenal ideas about motherhood, female rage, and our bodies, but it meandered on for longer than served its purpose, resulting in an overall feeling of navel gazing instead of philosophizing.
  • Lisa Eirene
    This is a very important book and I wish I had read it two years ago, when I was in the middle of the post-partum haze. I could relate to this book SO MUCH. I think it’s an injustice to women that the modern birth and pregnancy books don’t really talk about post-partum issues much. Sure, they might give you a checklist of PPD signs but they don’t talk about much of the issues that can happen…“Because we are a culture focused on the sing...
  • Stephanie Allen
    This is a very important book. There is so little in literature about the post-partum experiences of women. This is a hold-nothing-back account of a woman desiring to be embodied in a body that some would consider "damaged" by childbirth. As a future OB-Gyn this journey was very eye-opening for future experiences with patients. This book also made me further realize the dearth of support for pregnant and post-partum women in the American system. ...
  • Jamie
    This book explores in head-nodding detail the part of motherhood and pregnancy that goes ignored - that postpartum period where everything you expect can be flipped on its head. I had an easy pregnancy, a painful and overwhelming but not overly traumatic labor, and then a gruesome couple of months where I tried to heal. But no one talks about the mother. No one allows the wholly singular physical and emotional pain to be expressed because look at...
  • Rachel
    Couldn’t get into it...did not finish.
  • Mary Nee
    I recommend this book, and I am glad I read it.
  • Sarah
    Finally a real book about the postpartum experience.
  • K
    I liked this initially but found it quite self-indulgent by the end.
  • Mel
    "She is, after all, the greatest story of all time."*I received an ARC of this book in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review*Sometimes a book in the giveaways stands out as one you are particularly excited about, despite the odds of actually winning. This was one of those books. Although I have never been pregnant and have no plans on it in the near future, the element of body fluency caught my attention. Plus, the cover is gorgeous. After ...