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Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Sweeney’s “endearing series of true tales from parenthood’s front lines” (O, The Oprah Magazine) is a funny, smart tour de force that reads like a conversation with your best friend.

Julia Sweeney is a critically acclaimed writer and performer of her one-woman shows, and she also writes brilliant, candid, hilarious essays. The past few years have provided her with some rich material. In her delightful memoir If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother, she writes about adopting a Chinese girl named Mulan (“After the movie?”); The Food Network; her mother-in-law (who candidly reveals a story that most people would keep a secret); knitting; being adopted by a dog; and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger who wrote, “Desperately Seeking Sweeney-in-Law.” She recounts how she explained the facts of life to nine-year-old Mulan, a story that became a wildly popular TED talk and YouTube video.

Described as “a writer and a woman you want to take to your heart” (David Ansen, Newsweek), Julia Sweeney has the unique ability to find that essential thread of human connection and weave it through stories as funny as they are insightful. Whether it’s about nannies, strollers, sex, or religion, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.

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In these candidly witty and poignant essays, comedienne and writer Julia Sweeney muses on the complex blessings of motherhood: deciding to adopt her daughter, a Chinese girl named Mulan (“After the movie?”); nannies (including the Chinese Pat); being adopted by a dog; and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger who wrote, “Desperately Seeking Sweeney-in-Law.” She recounts how she explained the facts of life to nine-year-old Mulan, a story that became a wildly popular TED talk and YouTube video. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.

About the Author

Julia Sweeney was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1994. She has also written and performed in several successful, critically acclaimed one-woman shows, including God Said Ha!, which played on Broadway and was made into a film; In the Family Way, which appeared Off Broadway; and Letting Go of God, which was performed Off Broadway and made into a film. She lives outside of Chicago.

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Busy Soccer Mom, October 24, 2014 (view all comments by Busy Soccer Mom)
This book is funny! I picked it up as it sounded like she was writing about me as a mom who adopted as a single while looking for mister right. I have chuckled or laughed out loud while reading this book even in public because her writing creates complete visions for the reader that you feel you were really there. This isn't something that has rocked my world and made me rethink my career but it is like having coffee with a best friend who is sharing her experiences over the last week or so and has you in stitches picturing the scene.
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Busy Soccer Mom, October 24, 2014 (view all comments by Busy Soccer Mom)
This book is funny! I picked it up as it sounded like she was writing about me as a mom who adopted as a single while looking for mister right. I have chuckled or laughed out loud while reading this book even in public because her writing creates complete visions for the reader that you feel you were really there. This isn't something that has rocked my world and made me rethink my career but it is like having coffee with a best friend who is sharing her experiences over the last week or so and has you in stitches picturing the scene.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451674057
Author:
Sweeney, Julia
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
212.725 x 139.7 mm

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Family
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Narrative
Biography » General

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"Synopsis" by , In these candidly witty and poignant essays, comedienne and writer Julia Sweeney muses on the complex blessings of motherhood: deciding to adopt her daughter, a Chinese girl named Mulan (“After the movie?”); nannies (including the Chinese Pat); being adopted by a dog; and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger who wrote, “Desperately Seeking Sweeney-in-Law.” She recounts how she explained the facts of life to nine-year-old Mulan, a story that became a wildly popular TED talk and YouTube video. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.
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