Synopses & Reviews
Last week, high-powered coffee buyer Amy O Hara was trekking through the Ethiopian cloud forest on the verge of a discovery that could save the coffee bean from extinction. This week, she s unexpectedly fired.
Suddenly Amy s days are no longer filled with meetings and upscale tastings, but with put-together PTA moms, puke-ridden playdates, and dirty dishes. Her husband has locked himself in the garage in order to write the Great American Screenplay, while both kids are steaming mad at her because she insists on dressing them like normal people and won t give up sending them to school with healthy lunches.
It s becoming clear that Amy may just be the world s most incompetent mother, and she s beginning to wonder if the only thing she s good for is bringing home the bacon. When salvation appears in the form of a movie-mogul ex-boyfriend who wants to employ her husband and rekindle their relationship, Amy starts to find she s sorely tempted
One thing is certain: whatever happens, she s going to need a lot more caffeine."
When globe-trotting coffee buyer Amy O'Hara, assures her husband--who stays at home to watch the kids--that it is He Who Has it Harder...she doesn't really believe it. That is, until the day she gets laid off, her husband locks himself in the garage to write the Great American Screenplay, and she discovers she's actually the world's most incompetent mother.
Overnight, Amy's world is no longer one of farmer negations and upscale coffee tastings. Instead she's spending her days attempting to discover where exactly she went wrong with her two resentful children and trying to carve out a place within her local community of put-together neighborhood moms. However, as their family dynamic begins to change in both fun and frustrating ways, she's starting to ask herself the big questions: Can her marriage survive this kind of role reversal? How do you clean puke out from in between the seams of a car seat? And what does she really amount to when the job she thought defined her is removed from the equation?
One thing is certain: whatever happens, she's going to need a lot more caffeine.