We understand your mom’s LARPing obsession was a little hard to deal with as a kid (especially on the days she dressed up as the tavern wench). But you’re a grown-up now. So this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate all moms, each a special snowflake in her own weird, wonderful, and embarrassing way. Some book gift ideas for the quirky mom:
The Reality TV-Obsessed Mom
The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is
Give her a break. It makes her feel better about her life.
The Extreme Couponing Mom
Death of a Coupon Clipper
Wicked savings and a murder mystery in one book. Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?!?
The Mom Who Shares Too Much
The Married Kama Sutra
If you can’t bring yourself to buy her the real deal, you can pre-order this sequel to the ancient Indian sex manual.
The Type A Mom
How the Queen Cleans Everything
Let her be Queen for a day.
The Wino Mom
Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up
Mommy’s grape juice is not for babies.
The Self-Help Addict Mom
Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone
Putting the “fun” in dysfunctional.
The Yogi Mom
Putting the “om” in homemaker.
The Foodie Mom
For You, Mom. Finally
More from the New York Times restaurant critic about the mother who once gave the family food poisoning.
The DIY Mom
The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day
Thought for the day: Behind every great Bob Vila was a great mother.
The Marathoner Mom
Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving—and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity
She is woman; hear her roar.
The Mom Who Thinks She’s Still a Rocker
Rock Star Mommy: My Life as a Rocker Mom
One day you’ll ask to borrow those Doc Martens.