If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

by Julia Sweeney
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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lovelybookshelf More than 1 year ago
It didn't take long to read If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother. Sweeney has an easy, conversational way of writing. It feels like sitting down for coffee with an interesting person, listening to them share all of their best stories. I could relate to her struggles to become a mother, and to a lot of the changes in thinking she experienced after becoming a mother: seeing our culture differently, wanting to be fully present to her daughter. I have to admit, I was slightly irritated by the chapter on strollers. It seemed kind of harsh, with little allowance for the possibility that some people may appear completely normal, but have special circumstances. Even though I understand what she was truly referring to, these pages started to take on a judgmental tone. I was glad to move on from it, and that it was a short chapter. But Sweeney presents herself honestly and openly. She is who she is, without pretense. I loved that - it was so refreshing! Although this book does focus around motherhood, I think it also offers a look into varied slices of Sweeney's life. I especially enjoyed the pages about her adventures with her brother, Bill, who reminds me of a dear friend of my own. This was an enjoyable read! I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! A little more grounded, a little more complicated than "God Says Ha!" (also highly recommended) it is a great read. Although many chapters focus on her daughter, I think her descriptions of friends, family, and relationships ring true for everyone. I was sorry to be getting to the end of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago