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'You are fluid, composed of smoke or air, morphing between ectoplasm and skeleton. It is a dance, a cosmic strip show: a flash of spine, and then a rib cage, clean as a fish. Who is laying these bones down, bit by bit? Is it me who is making you, or are you making yourself?' When Anna Goldsworthy, pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by the daunting journey ahead.

In Welcome to Your New Life, she shares the dizzying wonder and crippling anxiety that come with creating new life. Should she indulge her craving for cevapcici sausage after sixteen years of not eating meat? Will her birth plan involve Enya or hypnosis, or neither? And just how worried should she be about her baby falling into a composting toilet?

Goldsworthy's elegant prose has the charm of Sloane Crosley's writing (I Was Told There'd Be Cake), while her reflections on motherhood are every bit as frank as Rachel Cusk's (A Life's Work). Welcome to Your New Life disarmingly captures the shock of plunging into a life-changing adventure and the kicking required to return to the surface.

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    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2013 .
      Extent: 240p.
      ISBN: 9781863955935 (pbk.) :

Works about this Work

Anna Goldsworthy on Motherhood Rachel Robertson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Giving Birth to a Weird New World Kate Holden , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Things I Didn't Expect (When I Was Expecting) Monica Dux 2013 single work autobiography ; Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Popping the Baby Bubble Melinda Harvey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 30-31) The Age , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Things I Didn't Expect (When I Was Expecting) Monica Dux 2013 single work autobiography ; Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Shades of Grey Patrick Allington , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 401 2013; (p. 14-15)
Mum's the Word Sally Browne , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 June 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
'Two very different memoirs on motherhood reveal some common themes, writes Sally Browne.'
Popping the Baby Bubble Melinda Harvey , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 30-31) The Age , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Things I Didn't Expect (When I Was Expecting) Monica Dux 2013 single work autobiography ; Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Giving Birth to a Weird New World Kate Holden , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Things I Didn't Expect (When I Was Expecting) Monica Dux 2013 single work autobiography ; Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Anna Goldsworthy on Motherhood Rachel Robertson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
The Birth of a Grand Love Affair Daniel Herborn , 2013 single work
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald ND Afir , 19 May 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Mum's the Word Sally Browne , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 June 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of Welcome to Your New Life Anna Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
'Two very different memoirs on motherhood reveal some common themes, writes Sally Browne.'
Shades of Grey Patrick Allington , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 401 2013; (p. 14-15)
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