The Book of Jacob
‘The Book of Jacob is a startlingly honest, superbly adult and intelligent insight into the existential earthquake that is the arrival of a first child.’ – Tom Eaton
‘Finally – a mother and father get together to tell it like it is in one beautiful, messy, emotional, sleep-deprived nappy bag of a story. Two voices, one child and a sackful of love make up the heart-warming tale that is The Book of Jacob.’ – Sam Cowen
When Lisa and Greg embark on the life-changing journey of becoming parents, they discover that nothing could have prepared them for the overwhelming changes a baby would bring. In this candid and often amusing account of their child’s conception, birth and first year, they share their experience of adjusting to life with a newborn. Parenthood affects every facet of Lisa and Greg’s previously serene and secure life as a couple, irrevocably altering their own relationship as well as their relationships with others.
Witty, warm and moving, this true-life story illuminates the frustrations, the joys and, above all, the love inspired by the birth of a child.