Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy
By (author) Chitra Ramaswamy
“Writing of great insight, humour and emotional intelligence.” Kenny Farquharson, The Times. When Chitra Ramaswamy discovered she was pregnant, she longed for a book that went above and beyond a manual; a book that did more than describe what was happening in her growing body. One that, instead, got to the very heart of this overwhelming, confusing and exciting experience. Expecting takes the reader on a physical, emotional, philosophical and artistic odyssey through pregnancy. A memoir exploring each of the nine months of Chitra’s pregnancy, Expecting is a book of intimate, strange, wild and lyrical essays that pay tribute to this most extraordinary and ordinary of experiences.
Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-winning journalist with more than ten years’ experience. She cut her teeth at The Big Issue before moving to The Scotsman, where she became one of the newspaper’s leading columnists, book reviewers, interviewers and feature writers. Now a freelancer, Chitra writes regularly for a number of publications, including The Guardian, and often chairs events at festivals and regularly reviews on radio. Expecting is her first book.