Take it Like a Mom

Take it Like a Mom

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by Stephanie Stiles
     
 

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One thing sets her apart from other modern-day superheroes: mom genes.

Annie Fingardt Forster used to be a lawyer who wore dry-clean only and shaved both legs. But things have changed. Now a stay-at-home mom, she wears cargo pants and ponytails and harbors a nearly pathological hatred towards hipster parents.

With a three-year-old and a baby

Overview

One thing sets her apart from other modern-day superheroes: mom genes.

Annie Fingardt Forster used to be a lawyer who wore dry-clean only and shaved both legs. But things have changed. Now a stay-at-home mom, she wears cargo pants and ponytails and harbors a nearly pathological hatred towards hipster parents.

With a three-year-old and a baby on the way, Annie knows what to expect...at least, she thought she did. Faced with her husband's job loss, pre-school politics, and a playground throwdown with her arch nemesis, Annie realizes that even with her husband and friends by her side, what she really needs is to learn to suck it up-and take it like a mom.

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Publishers Weekly
Stiles captures the petty and hilarious dramas that overlay stressed-out suburban lives in her debut, an ode to stay-at-home momdom. Lawyer Annie has already put her practice on ice to raise her first-born when she gets pregnant again just as hubby Alex loses his job with his law firm and their son starts preschool. The out-of-work spouse is as grumpy about his change of employment status as he is ecstatic about his expanding family, and their marriage—built on an insanely vast shared knowledge of TV sitcoms—proves both invincible and the source for some sharp, slapsticky dialogue. Fortunately, Annie also wields her razor-sharp wit against her enemies—nauseatingly perfect parents and their bizarre children, largely—and friends alike. Energized by a dubious dog-leash law victory and her husband's determination to find a law practice he actually likes, Annie—brassy, manic, antic—handily crushes her enemies, cements the love of her family, helps out a friend in need, all before bringing baby number two into the world. Stiles's message is to suck it up and get on with life, but what sticks are the laughs. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101516744
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
564 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stephanie Stiles is a professor of English at Dominican College in New York, where she chairs the department and directs the Creative Writing Program. Her prize-winning poetry, as well as her fiction and nonfiction, have appeared in various contemporary anthologies and journals. She received her doctorate in nineteenth-century British literature from New York University.

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Take It Like a Mom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly have to say, I couldn't stop laughing with this book. Stiles has so perfectly nailed the life of a parent. Whether you have kids, had kids, are thinking about having kids, or just know parents with kids, you will be able to relate to this story!
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book that all moms can relate too! Even those moms-to-be will get a kick out of the antics in this novel. The characters are believable, silly, laugh out loud funny, and easy to love. I would HIGHLY recommend this novel to ALL fans of the chick lit genre. A+++++
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for any mom looking for a quick read. All of the situations and topics found through out this book are ones almost any mom could relate too. I found myself laughing out loud and enjoying this book.
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ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I chuckled many times over the course of this engaging novel by Stephanie Stiles. Who hasn't felt as though their life could be something out of a tv sitcom? Annie is a former lawyer who has just found out she's pregnant with baby #2. Three year old Robby keeps her busy and the playgoup/preschool situations keep us amused as well. Add in her husband's job loss, and Annie's character rises smoothly to the occasion whether she's falling apart at the pediatrician's or promoting leash laws at the park. Stiles really hits the high (and low) points of what make parenting such a journey.