Synopses & Reviews
Following the bestselling Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same and Going for the Bronze, Sloane Tanens chickens are back, but this time theyve only got one thing on their minds: babies. From epidurals and stretch marks to diaper rash and day care, never before have the joys, trials, and tribulations of having and raising a baby been so ingeniously and truthfully rendered. Hatched! is the one book you need to keep you laughing through your pregnancy and first year of motherhood.
Praise for Hatched!:
"There are two stars in Tanen's books: her vermouth-sloshed wit shot through with a neurotic darkness, and miniature chenille chickens toting fingernail-sized Louis Vuitton bags ... [In] her new book, "Hatched! The Big Push From Pregnancy to Motherhood," ...[Tanen] redirected her alkaline humor at her fellow high-end parents. Now the chicks are obsessed with Baby Uggs, Bugaboo Strollers and whether their babies will master Mommy and Me yoga classes." --Los Angeles Times
"Sometimes, the best gift for a mom is a laugh. Even the most sleep-deprived mother would be hard-pressed not to break a smile at Sloane Tanen's little toy chicken tableaus in 'Hatched!: The Big Push from Pregnancy to Motherhood.' It takes other authors entire memoirs to skewer some of the same targets that Tanen does in one-page zingers."--Seattle Times
"With witty photographs...and droll captions...it's the perfect gift for the pending or new mother. It's certainly good for some big belly laughs."--Daily News
"Sloane Tanen's latest work Hatched! is a hilarious, totally original take on the trials and traumas of pregnancy and motherhood. And by the way, Hatched! is THE PERFECT BABY SHOWER GIFT. We highly recommend."--Mommy Track'd
"If best-selling author Sloane Tanen's books Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same and Going for the Bronze--both of which are illustrated with chickens--left you chuckling and buying copies for friends, wait until you flip through Hatched! The Big Push from Pregnancy to Motherhood (Bloomsbury), out this month. Mothers, and those expecting, will adore Tanen's latest, wryly wicked addition to the series, which delivers the anxiety, competition, joy, and tribulations of having and raising babies."--Vanity Fair
"Get ready to be enthralled with Hatched, the newest picture book from Sloane Tanen. Tanen revisits the fuzzy chicks from Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same with intricate dioramas highlighting (and lowlighting) the trip from pregnancy to motherhood. Far from chick lit, Hatched forgoes the usual baby banter, instead tackling the oft-ignored: postpartum agoraphobia, ugly baby schadenfreude, and nanny envy."--Daily Candy
"If you aren't familiar with Sloane Tanen's books featuring her signature chicks, check them out. You're in for a treat...they are "crazy delicious"...Hatched tackles the embarrassing, mundane, and just plain not-fun parts of pregnancy and childbirth with Tanen's humorous take on the subject and her chicks as the 'stars.'"--Babble.com
"Tanen's take on motherhood via her little chickens is fresh and funny and every mother out there will be able to relate to the quirks and perks, the traumas and tribulations, of pregnancy, birth, and those first crazy months of keeping your infant alive."
--Behindthestove.com Praise for Sloane Tanen's books:
"Wonderful."--New York Times
"Poignant and wickedly funny."--Vanity Fair
"Hopelessly hysterical."--Boston Herald
"The funniest book you'll pick up all year."--Daily Candy NYC
About the Author
Sloane Tanen is the author of Going for the Bronze and Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same, and the children's titles Where Is Coco Going? and Coco All Year Round. She is a painter whose work has been exhibited in a number of shows and can be found in private and corporate collections in Manhattan, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and holds graduate degrees in literary theory from NYU and in art history from Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and son.