Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us, by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, and Mary Ann Zoellner
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Hahahahahaha! What's better than an hilarious book about parenting written by four comediennes (one of whom is the fabulous Laurie Kilmartin from Last Comic Standing and Conan)? One that is hilarious AND full of helpful tips. Like, "How to Sleep Until Nine A.M. Every Weekend" (Answer: leave breakfast on the table the night before and the TV already turned on to cartoons. Sh*tty? Maybe, but it's also really nice to sleep until nine a.m. once in a while). With chapters like "Stop Not Taking the Easy Way Out" and "How to React if You Think Your Child Might be Gay (Hint: Celebrate)," Sh*tty Mom is a giant love letter to moms who are exhausted from trying too hard not to be sh*tty. I read the entire book while locked in my bedroom while my child screamed at her father that it was definitely not her bedtime yet. Sh*tty? Yeah, a little. But I think it's exactly how the authors would have intended their book be read.
Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book free from the publisher from NetGalley.com. I was not obliged to write a favourable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.