Short Review: I’m Just Happy to be Here

The creator of the Renegade Mothering blog, Janelle Hanchett, explores motherhood, addiction, and mental illness in her moving memoir, I’m Just Happy to be Here.

When she was 21, Janelle Hanchett found herself pregnant. Newly married, Hanchett soon began to struggle with depression and substance abuse issues.

Hanchett’s writing is raw and honest—motherhood is not all rainbows and butterflies. Her heartbreaking experiences are cleverly juxtaposed with her witty and wry humor. She writes about her experiences in a genuine and heartfelt manner without being didactic. I’m Just Happy to be Here is simply an account of how Janelle Hanchett recovered and what she had to go through.

I’m Just Happy to be Here is a refreshing and compelling memoir that will resonate with readers from all walks of life.

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