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Publisher Comments:

Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.

Praise for Sh*tty Mom:

“A totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.” —TheBump.com

“Smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny. It also—no small thing—carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill.” —Time.com

“As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms—comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist—blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. . . . The authors’ unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they're not alone. . . .” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“Both funny and practical.” —Brooklyn Based.net

"Hilariously entertaining. A must-read survivor's guide for every mother!"

--Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts

“Finally, Sh*tty Mom does for motherhood what Chelsea Handler does for female scatology. It’s a long overdue little burst of honesty from the supposed minority of mothers who are, in fact, not that maternal. . . . After a generation of supermoms one-upping each other in dead earnest on playgrounds and schoolyards, the emerging mass appeal of Sh*tty Mom is a welcome relief.” —The New York Observer

"Witty, wise, and wicked! With tongue planted firmly in cheek, these savvy moms dispense some much needed comic relief about raising kids in our crazy culture."?

--Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block

“The most inappropriate parenting book I've ever read. Loved it. The perfect book for any mother who wants to laugh instead of cry at those cringe-worthy moments and the universal indignities we experience on a daily basis.”

--Jessica Seinfeld, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Baby Buggy

“An antidote to the hostage situation that is modern parenting…subversive, delicious, and spit-out-your-latte funny.”

--Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe

Review:

"As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms — comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist — blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. On the grave matter of discovering your kid is merely average, they ask, 'Is your child ‘slow' or is he a boy?' In a section called 'Stop Not Taking the Easy Way Out' they offer useful tips on 'How to Drop Off Your Sick Kid at Daycare Before the Teacher Figures It Out.' The joking confirms the simple truth that in today's world women are often forced to be self-denying or risk the judgment of others, especially other women, that they are bad mothers. The authors' unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they're not alone in facing that trap. But if readers takes the advice of the authors to heart, they shouldn't expect a thank-you note (per Chapter 15: 'This Tradition Must Die: Handwritten Thank-you Notes'). Agent: Madeleine Morel, 2M Communications Ltd. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.

Synopsis:

Lets face it: Parenting is hard, overwhelming, and lonely—but that doesnt mean you should let your kids win the battle! Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. This book is about how to survive babies, and what they grow into: children. Its about shortcuts and parenting with 40% effort, about doing a half-assed job, but doing it well enough so that no one but you notices. This book is a both a How To, and a How Not To. You'll learn how to ignore, avoid, threaten, and lie in easy-to-skim-while-locked-in the-bathroom chapters to help you make it through those days when there simply isnt enough sh*tty advice in the world.

About the Author

Laurie Kilmartin is an Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN on TBS, and, as a stand-up comedian, has appeared on CONAN, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. She lives in Los Angeles with her son. Karen Moline is a journalist and author who has written more than two dozen nonfiction books, as well as two novels. Karen and her son live in New York City. Alicia Ybarbo is a four-time Emmy award-winning producer. She has worked on NBCs TODAY show since 2000. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Three-time Emmy award-winning producer Mary Ann Zoellner has worked at NBC news for 16 years. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781419704598
Author:
Kilmartin, Laurie
Publisher:
Abrams Image
Author:
Zoellner, Mary Ann
Author:
Ybarbo, Alicia
Author:
Moline, Karen
Subject:
Humor-Family
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms — comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist — blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. On the grave matter of discovering your kid is merely average, they ask, 'Is your child ‘slow' or is he a boy?' In a section called 'Stop Not Taking the Easy Way Out' they offer useful tips on 'How to Drop Off Your Sick Kid at Daycare Before the Teacher Figures It Out.' The joking confirms the simple truth that in today's world women are often forced to be self-denying or risk the judgment of others, especially other women, that they are bad mothers. The authors' unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they're not alone in facing that trap. But if readers takes the advice of the authors to heart, they shouldn't expect a thank-you note (per Chapter 15: 'This Tradition Must Die: Handwritten Thank-you Notes'). Agent: Madeleine Morel, 2M Communications Ltd. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.
"Synopsis" by , Lets face it: Parenting is hard, overwhelming, and lonely—but that doesnt mean you should let your kids win the battle! Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. This book is about how to survive babies, and what they grow into: children. Its about shortcuts and parenting with 40% effort, about doing a half-assed job, but doing it well enough so that no one but you notices. This book is a both a How To, and a How Not To. You'll learn how to ignore, avoid, threaten, and lie in easy-to-skim-while-locked-in the-bathroom chapters to help you make it through those days when there simply isnt enough sh*tty advice in the world.
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