Tales from Suburbia: You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Live Here, but It Helps

Tales from Suburbia: You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Live Here, but It Helps

by Brandi Haas
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Tales from Suburbia: You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Live Here, but It Helps 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the funniest book I have ever read. I wish is was 500 more pages to this book. I'm actually going to read it again. A great winter blues read!
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts I had never read Brandi’s Blog but it will be forever bookmarked. This book is a collection of Brandi’s blog posts and new stories. The first one, The Mystery Beeping had me laughing so hard I almost peed my pants. What she described has happened in this very house on several occasions. My husband heard me so I had to read the chapter out loud to him and soon we were passing the book back and forth reading much of it together. We were laughing with tears in our eyes through some and clearly relating to almost every story. Soon we were saying so and so should read this, most were our other children and our nieces and nephews who have young families. My daughter has two sons, ages 7 and 2. Our son has an almost 3 year old daughter. We were soon talking about things those children had done or caused us or their parents to do. This book is perfect for parents and grandparents. It is nice to know these events happen to more than just us. You know how you look around when you do something totally stupid hoping no one else saw you. Well Brandi shares moments like that with the world. She is right, then happen in Anytown U.S.A. and it definitely helps to be crazy! Thank you Brandi for a wonderful evening and a book I am thrilled to share with others. I should have read it before Christmas because everyone would have received a copy. I may have to gift a bunch of them without a holiday at all.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
The author left her career as an English teacher to become a full-time mother. This book is a compilation of a series of humorous anecdotes about her experiences as a woman, a wife, and a mother. Stories include her experiences at Chuck E. Cheese's and Target, comparing ailments with other mothers, the perils of fund raising, her letter to the President of the PTA, how mothers martyr themselves when they're sick, the difficulty women have finding clothes to wear when they're in their thirties and forties, the first visit to the principal's office as a parent, the joys of labor and giving birth, the trials of planning a birthday party, a Thanksgiving visit from her parents, a trip to the gym, a visit to the dentist, dance class ordeals, the Christmas pageant, and many more.  Some of my favorites: "To My Daughter's Teacher", a letter to her daughter's kindergarten teacher on her daughter's first day of school, brought back a lot of memories of my own daughters at that age; "Birth" also brought back memories because, like the author, I didn't finish my prenatal classes and my labor lasted 40 hours; "Getting Older" is a wonderful insight into the getting of wisdom. Humorous, heartfelt, but serious at the same time, this collection is a must-read for any parent. I received this book in return for an honest review.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
*Received for an honest review* This book will make you laugh and look at your own children and think back on some of the things that they have done. Make you think back of all the crazy things you have experienced yourself as a mother. When I started reading this book, I wasn't sure what to expect but I will say one thing I sure didn't expect to laugh as much as I did. It's a great read!