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Would you ever listen to anything by Rachel Macy Stafford again?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator has a squeezed sounding voice. It makes her sound like a kid, not a grown up parent who has self actualized. She pushes her ideas too much, so it sounds like she is being patronizing.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
There themes are very important.
Any additional comments?
My major problem with this book is how the author goes on and on about how great her life was once she decided to go "hands free" but offers few suggestions that target the problems that actually keep up in our heads or on our devices- real problems like making rent or struggling with problems in our own life. She also uses ONLY HER OWN EXPERIENCE as the example in the book. There are no experiences from other users. The whole book reads like a long boring celebration of the autor's self. zzzzzzzz.....
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I love Rachel's blog and writings, but could not get through this book. The narration was so sappy and did not feel authentic.
I also felt like the book surprised me with its religious undertones that are not so heavily present in the blog.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone who is extremely type A personality who is immersed in activities and work outside the home, and has the slightest inkling that maybe they are missing out on life, but is still in denial and wants waking up.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
More examples from other people's lives, interviews with other Mums who have also come through and beyond the disease of mistaken priorities.
What didn’t you like about Jaimee Draper’s performance?
It was probably perfect to the book to be fair, but it bothered me to hear the extreme enthusiasm and intonation for this length of time.
What character would you cut from Hands Free Mama?
too much Precious
Any additional comments?
The message of the book is so, so very important, and Rachel has internalised and personalised it - it would be great to benefit from more sharing of other women's 'ah ha' awakenings to give the message diversity outside of middle class America.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Hands Free Mama to be better than the print version?
This book is amazing, it is full of good advice and inspiration for every mum. the audio version is great for busy mums. recommend it.