Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

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by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, Mary Ann Zoellner
     
 

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Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an

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Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapter presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as “How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend” and “When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,” as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us.

Praise for Sh*tty Mom:

“A totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.” —TheBump.com

“Smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny. It also—no small thing—carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill.” —Time.com

“As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms—comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist—blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. . . . The authors’ unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they're not alone. . . .” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“Both funny and practical.” —Brooklyn Based.net

"Hilariously entertaining. A must-read survivor's guide for every mother!"
—Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts

“Finally, Sh*tty Mom does for motherhood what Chelsea Handler does for female scatology. It’s a long overdue little burst of honesty from the supposed minority of mothers who are, in fact, not that maternal. . . . After a generation of supermoms one-upping each other in dead earnest on playgrounds and schoolyards, the emerging mass appeal of Sh*tty Mom is a welcome relief.” —The New York Observer

"Witty, wise, and wicked! With tongue planted firmly in cheek, these savvy moms dispense some much needed comic relief about raising kids in our crazy culture."?
—Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block

“The most inappropriate parenting book I've ever read. Loved it. The perfect book for any mother who wants to laugh instead of cry at those cringe-worthy moments and the universal indignities we experience on a daily basis.”
—Jessica Seinfeld, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Baby Buggy

“An antidote to the hostage situation that is modern parenting…subversive, delicious, and spit-out-your-latte funny.”
—Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms—comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist—blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. On the grave matter of discovering your kid is merely average, they ask, "Is your child ?--òslow' or is he a boy?" In a section called "Stop Not Taking the Easy Way Out" they offer useful tips on "How to Drop Off Your Sick Kid at Daycare Before the Teacher Figures It Out." The joking confirms the simple truth that in today's world women are often forced to be self-denying or risk the judgment of others, especially other women, that they are bad mothers. The authors' unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they're not alone in facing that trap. But if readers takes the advice of the authors to heart, they shouldn't expect a thank-you note (per Chapter 15: "This Tradition Must Die: Handwritten Thank-you Notes"). Agent: Madeleine Morel, 2M Communications Ltd.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419704598
Publisher:
Abrams Image
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
68,551
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Kilmartin is an Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN on TBS, and, as a stand-up comedian, has appeared on CONAN, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. She lives in Los Angeles with her son. Karen Moline is a journalist and author who has written more than two dozen nonfiction books, as well as two novels. Karen and her son live in New York City. Alicia Ybarbo is a four-time Emmy award–winning producer. She has worked on NBC’s TODAY show since 2000. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Three-time Emmy award–winning producer Mary Ann Zoellner has worked at NBC news for 16 years. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
DawnSandomeno More than 1 year ago
Finally, validation for all parents who live in the real world! Sh*tty Mom is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, take on parenting that will let you know you are not alone. I recommend it for all parents and as a great gift for new parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a bar low enough for ANY mom!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a good laugh pick this book up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this to anyone mom or not it will having you laughing out loud!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as funny as I hoped it would be, based on reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Hereeeeee
Dezzy1110 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!! Finally some REAL parenting humor that many parents can relate too! Good for laughs
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the kitten? Is it in ny it so take to walden humain sociy they will take it!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lmao!!!! so good!
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No no no nooooooooooooooo bad book
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I loved this book. It was very funny and an easy read. Not for sensitive moms who take things too seriously.
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Yup.
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Lays ina tree
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Bleh...
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ikr?
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No hi's for nina?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"No thanks!"