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Author: Therese Oneill Narrator: Betsy Foldes-Meiman, Dara Rosenberg Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2019 ISBN: 9781549141140
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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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About the Author

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, where she runs a popular history and narrative blog.

About the Narrators

Betsy Foldes-Meiman is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Dara Rosenberg is an accomplished voice-over artist who has been recognized nationally for her extensive work in audiobooks and commercials. She has a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she majored in drama and musical theater.