Confessions of A Scary Mommy

Confessions of A Scary Mommy

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"Confessions of a Scary Mommy" is a collection of original essays that take an irreverent look at the underbelly of parenting--things most moms would never admit, but feel every day. Brutally honest and hysterically funny, Confessions will leave you feeling less alone in the sometimes overwhelming and exhausting world of motherhood. If you're already a fan, lock the bathroom door on your whining kids, run a bubble bath, and settle in. If you've not encountered Scary Mommy before, break out a glass of champagne as well, because you'll be toasting your initiation into a very select club. Chapters cover everything from husbands ("If he could be carried around in a Baby Bjorn all day, he would.") to other people's kids ("Other people's kids are just useless, bad influences who play no necessary role in our lives.") to PTA fundraisers ("It brings out the worst in people...and who wants an overpriced roll of wrapping paper, anyway? How about something we actually want to buy? Alcohol, for instance.") Each chapter begins with the best anonymous confessions from Smokler's popular online Confessional. Whether you're a mom, a dad, a grandmother, a grandfather, an aunt, an uncle, a teacher, a godparent, or a teenager in need of birth control, "Confessions of a Scary Mommy "will be sure to leave you nodding your head in agreement and laughing out loud.---
Publisher: New York : Gallery Book, 2012.
ISBN: 9781451673777
Characteristics: viii, 168 p. ; c 19 cm.

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dprodrig
Dec 29, 2015

I found the mix of confessions with the essays to be really refreshing and they cut quite close to what parenting and mothering is - my favourite one is when she talks about the dual nature of each of her children when asked, "Do I have a favourite child?" They are all our favourite, and we also dislike them intensely from time to time. Nothing truer than that.

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MeNolt
Jun 25, 2014

Jill Smokler and I MUST share a brain; she's just a billion times better at putting her thoughts on paper. This book will make you actually laugh out loud (not just say LOL because you should be) and give you a sense of community with other moms who aren't always (ahem, never) perfect. I am recommending this to all my mommy friends and I think we should gather weekly until eternity to discuss it.

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shakticat
Jan 28, 2013

Funny book for all( parents, aunts uncles and those young at heart ) the stories and insight are honest in a raw and enlighting way. Loved it and very easy to read.

LocketLibrarian Jul 19, 2012

Not for the faint of heart or the sanctimommy.

Extremely funny, yet some of the confessions are heartbreaking, that moms have to hide the imperfections that make us real.

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