Ungovernable by Therese Oneill audiobook

Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent's Guide to Raising Flawless Children

By Therese Oneill
Read by Betsy Foldes-Meiman  and Dara Rosenberg

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316481908
6.80 Hours 1
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From the author of the "hysterically funny and unsettlingly fascinating"* New York Times bestseller Unmentionable, a hilarious illustrated guide to the secrets of Victorian child-rearing [*Jenny Lawson] Feminist historian Therese Oneill is back, to educate you on what to expect when you're expecting . . . a Victorian baby! In Ungovernable, Oneill conducts an unforgettable tour through the backwards, pseudoscientific, downright bizarre parenting fashions of the Victorians, advising us on: – How to be sure you're not too ugly, sickly, or stupid to breed – What positions and room decor will help you conceive a son – How much beer, wine, cyanide and heroin to consume while pregnant – How to select the best peasant teat for your child – Which foods won't turn your children into sexual deviants – And so much more Endlessly surprising, wickedly funny, and filled with juicy historical tidbits and images, Ungovernable provides much-needed perspective on — and comic relief from — the age-old struggle to bring up baby.

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From the author of the "hysterically funny and unsettlingly fascinating"* New York Times bestseller Unmentionable, a hilarious illustrated guide to the secrets of Victorian child-rearing [*Jenny Lawson]

Feminist historian Therese Oneill is back, to educate you on what to expect when you're expecting . . . a Victorian baby! In Ungovernable, Oneill conducts an unforgettable tour through the backwards, pseudoscientific, downright bizarre parenting fashions of the Victorians, advising us on:

– How to be sure you're not too ugly, sickly, or stupid to breed

– What positions and room decor will help you conceive a son

– How much beer, wine, cyanide and heroin to consume while pregnant

– How to select the best peasant teat for your child

– Which foods won't turn your children into sexual deviants

– And so much more

Endlessly surprising, wickedly funny, and filled with juicy historical tidbits and images, Ungovernable provides much-needed perspective on — and comic relief from — the age-old struggle to bring up baby.

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Author Bio: Therese Oneill

Author Bio: Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill lives in Oregon and writes humor and rare history articles for many different popular outlets, including Mental Floss, the Week, the Atlantic, and Jezebel. She lives with her husband and children near Portland. She can be found online at writerthereseoneill.com, where she runs a popular history and narrative blog.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English