I had the wonderful opportunity to read an advanced copy of Jane Roper’s heartfelt memoir, ‘Double Time’. The book chronicles Roper’s first three years with her twins, Clio and Elsa.
If Roper’s name sounds familiar, it may be because you’ve read her blog on Babble, Baby Squared. Or, possibly, you’ve picked up her other book, a work of fiction, ‘Eden Lake’.
‘Double Time’ doesn’t only chronicle the first three years of her kiddos lives, but it also chronicles her battle with clinical depression. I know how overwhelming raising twins is on it’s own, but trying to raise twins, while writing a novel and battling depression, plus everything in between, I just cannot imagine.
There are so many great excerpts in the book and there are so many moments that you will find yourself nodding your head and saying out loud, “Been there, done that!”. Whether she is talking about those first times venturing out of the house, solo, with infant twins, or the ridiculous questions you get asked, or (dum dum dum) the grocery store, you can relate to what she went through. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, “Look, I’m not a freak of nature here. And my children aren’t either. They’re just two small people that happened to be born at the same time. Get over it already. (Says the woman writing a book about twins.)”
If you are pregnant with twins you definitely need to pick up this book when it hits shelves May 8th. This is hands down the most honest book on what it’s like raising twins the first three years. It also opens readers up to the sometimes hidden world of depression.
Check back on May 9th to see if you’ve won! Thanks again to Jane Roper and the wonderful people at St. Martin’s Press for letting me preview ‘Double Time’!