6th May 2021 |

"How did it come to this? I am tough, I am smart, I have lived alone. Now I am cracking, right down the middle..."

Six months after the birth of her son, the defining zeitgeist author of the award-winning ANIMALS (now a film with Holliday Grainger) and ADULTS (Sunday Times Bestseller), Emma Jane Unsworth finds herself in the eye of a storm. Nothing - from pregnancy to birth and beyond - has gone as she expected. A birth plan? It might as well have been a rough draft! Furious and exhausted, her life is the complete opposite of what it used to be. She's swapped all night benders for grazed labia and Whac-a-Moling haemorrhoids. How did she end up here?

In AFTER THE STORM - her brave and hilarious account of postnatal depression - Emma tells her story of despair and recovery. She tackles the biggest taboos around motherhood and mental health, from botched stitches and bleeding nipples to anger and shame. How does pregnancy adapt our brains? Is postnatal depression a natural reaction to the trauma of modern motherhood? And are people's attitudes finally changing?

So please join us on 6th May to launch Emma’s new book AFTER THE STORM and to celebrate Maternal Mental Health day, with a powerful call-to-arms account of postnatal depression which holds out a hand to women everywhere.

Thursday 6th May at 8pm.

Want to be part of this great, digital celebration of Emma’s work? Come along, book on and we will also be offering a LIVE signing of Emma’s book for anyone who has bought the book from us.

Book on the Salon for £7 or get the book and the livestream (and a watch back function) for just £14.99: After the Storm: Postnatal Depression and the Utter Weirdness of New Motherhood. Or become a member and let us curate a whole year of ideas - and watch whenever you like.