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Mother, Can You Not?

Mother, Can You Not?

by Kate Siegel


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Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term "helicopter mom."
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?
No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel—her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting. 

From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate's gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate's menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).

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ISBN-13: 9781101907047
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 726,635
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

KATE SIEGEL is a writer and a social media guru who started the hit Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom. She has been featured on BuzzFeed, Elite Daily, The Huffington Post,Cosmo,,, in People Magazine, and on Nightline and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She previously served as an associate producer for Condé Nast Entertainment, overseeing digital video for Teen Vogue, Bon Appétit, The New Yorker Festival, Condé Nast Traveler, and Self. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Kate studied English, creative writing, and theater at Princeton University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

It's Kate Elinore Friedman-Siegel, Bitch 17

Because Cancer 33

Green Eggs and Sperm 43

My First Fake ID 55

I Am Woman 65

"Sing Out, Louise!" 77

The Pound Diaries 91

Stalking 101 105

Dr. Who (Ha) 119

Do Not Open Unless You Want to Cry 131

Happy Birthday, Spawn! 145

Keeping Up with the Friedman-Siegels 161

Listen to Your Mother 175

The Castrator 187

Hurricane Kim 201

Rabbi Hunting 215

Buff Boys 229

#Crazy Jewish Mom 241

Acknowledgments 251

Credits 255

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