|AB Discovery is pleased to publish Ben Ingram from the UK, in his first book – Fear and Joy: A life in and out of nappies.
We all have a tale to tell about how we started wearing nappies (or diapers!) and each tale is different. There are varying themes, but there is the one consistent one that nappies ‘called to us’ when we were young and that attraction grew to become a ‘siren call’. We were helpless in the embrace of that cloth nappy or plastic disposable that for reasons we didn’t understand – and maybe never did – drew us to wear and wet them.
For some, it was part of wanting to be a baby again and for others, a response to extended bedwetting. For others still, it was just the nappy; just the feel of its comfort and security. As children, these feelings are tough to handle, never-mind understand. Adults don’t understand and most react badly… or worse.
This 60,000 word, illustrated book is the story of one UK boy growing up in the 70s and 80s as a late bedwetter whose attraction to nappies has remained to him up until this day.
Click above for a free 40 page sample of this wonderful book.
Fear and Joy: A life in and out of nappies (PDF & EPUB) – $US3.25
NB: at some sites this book is titled ‘Growing up in England in Nappies’
An illustration from the book.
What are people saying about this book?
** “This is a true account of one who initially was made to wear nappies as a young child first because of accidents and later because he liked it then forced to wear them as punishment. The author shares the experience of 3 circumstances where he was accepted for who he was and not feel guilty for what he wore.”
** “We’re always looking for insights into why we do this. A good read to get into someone else’s mind on the subject.”
** “The story was truly riveting and I liked the style and content. It felt real and perhaps mirrored some of my own feeling sif not actual experiences. I’d love to know what happened as he got older. Followup book perhaps?”
**Incredible book, well written. It is so similar to my own time growing up I totally related. It helped me to understand myself, the closing paragraph’s inspired me that it’s ok for me to wear my nappies all the time, it’s ok that I am AB, I am a baby inside, it’s ok to be me.”