I Couldn’t Love You More by Esther Freud
We are utterly delighted to have a recommendation today from the erudite, award- winning journalist and author @emmabarnettwho has utterly transformed @bbcwomanshour and is renowned as a fearless, insightful interviewer. What stands Emma apart from others is how she has brought a national spotlight to the suffering she shares with millions of women who have Endometriosis. Working tirelessly to eradicate the silent pain and trauma of historic misdiagnosis and dismissal of this debilitating disease, she uses her powerful, mellifluous voice to bring comfort and support to others.
Her empowering book Period, out in paperback on the 24th June, is the embodiment of her character and efforts to banish the taboo and shame surrounding women’s health. Informative and myth-busting, she draws on experiences that will make you simultaneously laugh and rage, utilising deeply personal anecdotes to encourage women to listen to their own bodies. A manifesto that campaigns for knowledge, investment and change, this is an incredibly important, needed book. Available to pre-order now, it is one that every woman should own.
Emma’s recommendation is I Couldn’t Love You More by @estherfreud_
“I read this new book only a few weeks ago and devoured it in two sittings. Hungrily and impatient for more. It’s a loving tale of motherhood through the ages while taking in how badly women have been treated simply for being women. You will weep with happiness and sadness. Bravo Esther…”