Now My Heart is Full by Laura June

Now My Heart is Full

A deeply affecting memoir of motherhood and daughterhood, and how we talk about both, from popular writer Laura JuneLaura June’s daughter, Zelda, was only a few moments old when she held her for the first time, looked into her eyes, and thought, I wish my mother were here. It wasn’t a thought she was used to having. Laura was in second grade when she realized her mother was an alcoholic. As the years went by, she spiraled deeper, becoming bor...

Details Now My Heart is Full

TitleNow My Heart is Full
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherPenguin Books
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Parenting, Feminism

Reviews Now My Heart is Full

  • Roxane
    Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June’s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This, is the story of how the daughter of an alcoholic mother becomes a motherless mother and reconciles the ways she was loved, the ways she was hurt and how the birth of her own daught...
  • Laura June
    Riddled with flaws but look I did my best.
  • Catherine Coles
    NOW MY HEART IS FULL, a memoir by Laura June, is about the author’s experience as a new mother and how, at every turn, her approach to motherhood has been influenced by her relationship with her own late mother. June’s mother was a long-time alcoholic who died quite suddenly of liver disease in her 50s. They had a fraught relationship, one that was close to non-existent at times, but the birth of her daughter Zelda offered June an opportunity...
  • Andrea
    Rounding up. This memoir reflects on new motherhood through the lens of a woman whose mother was an alcoholic. As a fellow mother of a young daughter (her daughter was born in '14), I'd be interested in the sequel. Maybe a book, maybe essays--the parent/child relationship changes so much over time, and I'm sure the author would have much to say as her daughter becomes a teenager, young adult, perhaps becomes a mother herself. I often find myself ...