‘Mamma Mania’ is the author’s journey into motherhood, an ultimate goal of a woman. As the title suggests, the book is a refreshing narrative of a first-time mother.
The author claimed the book to be an honest and forthright account of a woman who goes through a roller coaster ride to bring a child into this mad world and hence the title ‘Mamma Mania’.
“This book has got a personal touch as I have penned down few incidents about me with my daughter. It’s truly said that a child gives birth to a mother. I have learnt, developed, grown and enriched myself with this entire process. I feel that I have newly discovered myself,” said Walia.
Right from the conception to the birth of the child, the author goes through myriad emotions comprising agony and ecstasy. The book also provides an in-depth insight to would-be parents.
“The concern of motherhood is very close to any woman’s heart. Not just emotionally, but it’s important for a female to understand the pregnancy process and ways of nurturing a baby medically and from hygiene point of view as well. Mamma Mania says it all,” said Konkana.
It gives useful tips and suggestions as well as first hand experiences of the author that might be useful for world-be and first-time mothers.
“I started writing a diary after my daughter came into this world with the idea of gifting it to her when she would turn eighteen. I later realised that whatever I had written could be published as a book instead and share my story with the world,” said the author.
Walia is a media professional for the past 14 years dabbling in ideation, writing, production and creation of television shows. This book is an account of her journey from being a carefree woman to a passionate and sometimes obsessive mother.
(Reporting by Namit Agarwal)