Mortified: a novel about oversharing [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the age of blogs and omnipresent social media, where is the line between laudable, cathartic honesty and oversharing?

Maggie Kelly started her personal blog for one reason: to prevent her head from exploding with frustration. She is, frankly, tired of at-home motherhood and weary of her husband Michael’s frequent absences due to his workaholic ways. She feels like a hostage to marriage and maternity. So when a friend suggests that she ...
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Mortified: a novel about oversharing

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Overview

In the age of blogs and omnipresent social media, where is the line between laudable, cathartic honesty and oversharing?

Maggie Kelly started her personal blog for one reason: to prevent her head from exploding with frustration. She is, frankly, tired of at-home motherhood and weary of her husband Michael’s frequent absences due to his workaholic ways. She feels like a hostage to marriage and maternity. So when a friend suggests that she create an anonymous blog where she can complain to her heart’s content and not have to hold anything back, “Maggie Has Had It” was born.
After her controversial, raw and profane blog posts draw thousands of online readers, Maggie’s blogging identity is inadvertently revealed. Michael is horrified to learn that his wife has written, in great detail, about his shortcomings as a husband and, mortifyingly, between the sheets. To make matters worse, it is his mother who tells him about his online humiliation.
While many people have been embarrassed by unkind remarks that have been made about them from time to time, few have had those unflattering quips go viral in the way Michael’s humiliation does. Mortification in 21st century fashion: via Google.
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Editorial Reviews

Jen Singer
“Meredith O’Brien uncovers the messy underbelly of modern motherhood, throws in resentment, anger and of course, blogging, and turns it into a thoroughly entertaining read. Put on a video for the kids and treat yourself to Mortified.”
Joanna Weiss
“A funny, empathetic novel about family, frustration, and the perils of miscommunication. Maggie’s blogging misadventures are familiar to us all, and her voice is irresistible.”
Suzanne Strempek Shea
“I am so glad overwhelmed suburban mom Maggie Kelly wasn’t writing about me in her vent-gone-viral blog ‘Maggie Has Had It,’ but am so thrilled Meredith O’Brien indeed has written about her. Dig right into this very satisfying parfait of fiction that reads keenly as fact happening behind the closed curtains right next door to you, marital drama harshly exposed to the light of day via this smart, sharp and funny look at what happens when one woman’
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016409245
  • Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 284
  • File size: 903 KB

Meet the Author

A former newspaper reporter and investigative journalist, Meredith O’Brien is an assistant professor of English at Framingham State University. The author of a collection of humor/ parenting columns, A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2007), O’Brien was also a co-author of a book about money in presidential politics, The Buying of the President (Avon, 1996). O’Brien lives in the Boston area with her husband, their three children and their dog Max. Follow her on Twitter: @MeredithOBrien.
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