I Heart My Little A-Holes

I Heart My Little A-Holes
  • Author : Karen Alpert
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 9780062341617

I Heart My Little A-Holes Book Review:

Following the success of Go the F**k to Sleep, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, and Ketchup Is a Vegetable, a collection of funny, warm, and charmingly profane tales from the frontlines of parenthood by the author of the popular Baby Sideburns blog. Once upon a time you and your partner had a perfect life: dinners out, weekend mornings cuddling in bed, brunch with friends. Then you gave birth to a poop machine (or two). Now, it's all about the pediatrician, breast pumps, princess dresses, and minivans. And discovering that your pride and joy is actually a little A-hole. When your son wakes you up at 3:00 A.M. because he wants to watch Caillou, he's an a-hole. When your daughter outlines every corner of your living room with a purple crayon, she's an a-hole. When your rug rats purposely paint the kitchen ceiling with their smoothies, they're a-holes. At times like these, it's only natural to want to kill them (or yourself). But it's against the law (and there's the suicide hotline). Plus, there's that whole loving them more than anything in the whole world thing. In I Heart My Little A-Holes, Karen Alpert shares hilarious stories, lists, and deep thoughts on the joys and horrors of raising children. Accompanied by cheery illustrations and photos I Heart My Little A-Holes will make you laugh so hard you'll wish you were wearing a diaper.

How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life

How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life
  • Author : Melissa Ames,Sarah Burcon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 291
  • Relase : 2016-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781137566188

How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life Book Review:

Contemporary popular culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for girls and women to (willingly or not) play throughout their lives: The Princess, the Nymphette, the Diva, the Single Girl, the Bridezilla, the Tiger Mother, the M.I.L.F, the Cougar, and more. In this book Ames and Burcon investigate the role of cultural texts in gender socialization at specific pre-scripted stages of a woman's life (from girls to the "golden girls") and how that instruction compounds over time. By studying various texts (toys, magazines, blogs, tweets, television shows, Hollywood films, novels, and self-help books) they argue that popular culture exists as a type of funhouse mirror constantly distorting the real world conditions that exist for women, magnifying the gendered expectations they face. Despite the many problematic, conflicting messages women receive throughout their lives, this book also showcases the ways such messages are resisted, allowing women to move past the blurry reality they broadcast and toward, hopefully, gender equality.

I Want My Epidural Back

I Want My Epidural Back
  • Author : Karen Alpert
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2016-04-05
  • ISBN : 9780062427090

I Want My Epidural Back Book Review:

Now that I’m a mom, I know the most painful part isn’t getting something giant through your hooha. It’s having a real live child. If you are the kind of mom who shapes your kiddo’s organic quinoa into reproductions of the Mona Lisa, do not read this book. If you stayed up past midnight to create posters for your PTO presidential campaign, do not read this book. If you look down your nose at parents who have Domino’s pizza on speed dial, do not read this book. But if you are the kind of parent who accidentally goes ballistic on your rugrats every morning because they won’t put their shoes on and then you feel super guilty about it all day so you take them to McDonald’s for a special treat but really it’s because you opened up your freezer and panicked because you forgot to buy more frozen pizzas, then absolutely read this book. I Want My Epidural Back is a celebration of mediocre parents and how awesome they are and how their kids love them just as much as children with perfect parents. Karen Alpert’s honest but hilarious observations, stories, quips and pictures will have you nodding your head and peeing in your pants. Or on the toilet if you’re smart and read it there.

Confessions of a Scary Mommy

Confessions of a Scary Mommy
  • Author : Jill Smokler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2012-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781451673777

Confessions of a Scary Mommy Book Review:

An irreverent assessment of the dark side of parenting combines original essays and anonymous confessions as posted on the ScaryMommy.com site to encourage women to embrace their own parenting approaches without competing with other moms who only seem to have everything under control.

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be A-Holes

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be A-Holes
  • Author : Karen Alpert
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2021-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780358346265

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be A-Holes Book Review:

Do you ever feel like you’re failing miserably at parenting? Do your kids keep acting like douchenuggets no matter what you do? Then this book is for you. From the creator of Baby Sideburns and I Heart My Little A-Holes (and the creator of two kids who once were little a-holes but are slowly turning into awesome human beings), Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be A-Holes is a hilariously honest parenting guide written by a regular mom who doesn’t always know WTF she’s doing. Just like you. Featuring side-splittingly funny pictures, stories, and chapters like: You Are Not Your Kiddo's Servant​ Picasso's Mom Didn't Tell Him to Draw the Eyes in the Right Place Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Cost Thousands in Therapy If They Say "I Hate You," Then You're Probably Doing It Right Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be A-Holes will make you laugh, cry, laugh until you cry, and feel like you’re having coffee (and a little sumpin' in it) with a best friend who has some of the answers to THE hardest job on earth: parenting. And maybe, just maybe, it might help you get the a-hole out of your kids* *not a guarantee

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2012-05
  • ISBN : 9781416971719

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Cat and Nat's Mom Truths

Cat and Nat's Mom Truths
  • Author : Catherine Belknap,Natalie Telfer
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2019-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780525574927

Cat and Nat's Mom Truths Book Review:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days after giving birth (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to dodge post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths shares everything no one will tell you about having kids. Mixing memoir, humor, and advice, Cat and Nat tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom in their first book. With seven kids between them and millions of fans on social media, they get real about the parts of parenting that somehow don’t make the Instagram feed. Sharing their outrageous humor, fearless myth-busting, and genuine comfort on every page, they walk you from pregnancy to the toddler years and beyond. And they dole out ridiculously honest advice, like what you think you need at the hospital when you have your first baby (lip gloss) versus what you actually need (hemorrhoid pillow), and how worried you should really be about germs (less than you are). Fearless crusaders against the perfection myth and all the gluten-free, sugar-free baking it entails, Cat and Nat assure you that you’re already doing a great job, making this an essential companion for moms everywhere.

Oh Crap! Potty Training

Oh Crap! Potty Training
  • Author : Jamie Glowacki
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2015-06-16
  • ISBN : 9781501122996

Oh Crap! Potty Training Book Review:

“Straight up, parent tested, and funny to boot, Jamie gives you all the information you need.” —Amber Dusick, author of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures A proven six-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully, from potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and social worker Jamie Glowacki. Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself: ** How do I know if my kid is ready? ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty? ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”? ** How can I get their daycare provider on board? ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing? ** And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.

Verity

Verity
  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781538724743

Verity Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us. Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night her family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents could devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue loving her.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2007-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781416544661

The Glass Castle Book Review:

A triumphant tale of a young woman and her difficult childhood, The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience, redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and wonderfully vibrant. Jeannette Walls was the second of four children raised by anti-institutional parents in a household of extremes.

Vesik: The Dufris Years

Vesik: The Dufris Years
  • Author : Eric R. Asher
  • Publisher : Eric R. Asher LLC
  • Pages : 1977
  • Relase : 2021-12-01
  • ISBN :

Vesik: The Dufris Years Book Review:

A crashed wedding. A scorned vampire. A necromancer's fury... Damian Vesik is no hero. At least, not according to the magical community that turns a blind eye to his battles against evil. So he chalks it up as one more thankless mission when he’s forced to stop his vampire sister from murdering her ex’s entire bridal party… Infiltrating the ceremony to protect the innocent, Damian uncovers something more sinister than a massacre. With the help of his berserker fairy friend, he'll need to prevent an unholy alliance between ancient demons and an undead horde before one hell of an afterparty dooms the world. Dedicated to the memory of William Dufris. This collection includes all 8 of the Vesik novels recorded by William Dufris. At the end of this set you'll find thoughts from Eric R. Asher and an interview with Erin Moon, narrator of The Books of the Dead. Titles included: Days Gone Bad Wolves and the River of Stone Winter's Demon This Broken World Destroyer Rising Rattle the Bones Witch Queen's War Forgotten Ghosts

Sh*tty Mom

Sh*tty Mom
  • Author : Laurie Kilmartin,Karen Moline,Mary Ann Zoellner,Alicia Ybarbo
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 225
  • Relase : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781613123997

Sh*tty Mom Book Review:

“Nearly criminally funny . . . carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill.” —Time 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. “A totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.” —The Bump “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) “Hilariously entertaining. A must-read survivor’s guide for every mother!”—Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts “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

99 Days

99 Days
  • Author : Katie Cotugno
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2015-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780062216403

99 Days Book Review:

From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen. Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for . . . his brother. Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that's how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly's heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I'm serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college and be done. Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn't finished. I'm expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it's just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. "For what it's worth, Molly Barlow," he says, "I'm really glad you're back." Day 12: Gabe wouldn't quit till he got me to come to this party, and I'm surprised to find I'm actually having fun. I think he's about to kiss me—and that's when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who's supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who's never going to forgive me.

Wolves and the River of Stone

Wolves and the River of Stone
  • Author : Eric R. Asher
  • Publisher : Eric R. Asher
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2013-10-19
  • ISBN :

Wolves and the River of Stone Book Review:

A jilted ex. An undead army. Never date the damned ... Zola thought not seeing her ex-boyfriend Philip for 150 years meant he got the hint that they were over. Or, better yet, that he had taken her advice and dropped dead. No such luck. Not only is he back, he has kidnapped Zola and is using her as a pawn in his plan to raise an army to scour humanity from the earth. Damian Vesik is ready to take Philip on, but he won’t be doing it alone. Flanked by a pack of snarling and snapping werewolves, they are headed to an old battlefield at Stones River to put an end to Philip’s twisted agenda. If they don’t get there in time, however, Zola’s reputation—and life—hang in the balance.

Born a Crime

Born a Crime
  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : One World
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780399588181

Born a Crime Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Checked Into Love

Checked Into Love
  • Author : Rochelle Paige
  • Publisher : Rochelle Paige
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2017-03-28
  • ISBN :

Checked Into Love Book Review:

Cecily Thompson swore off men a year ago. There’s only been one man who’s tempted her to end the drought… hockey hottie Jason Campbell. He had her rethinking her stance on dating, but a misunderstanding quickly sent her running in the opposite direction. Jason hasn’t been able to get Cecily off his mind. Not a single night has gone by without dreams of the fiery redhead he met in a bar months ago. When he finally sees her again at a friend’s bachelorette party, he’s ready to do what it takes to keep her right where she belongs… by his side. Checked Into Love can be read as a standalone. Each book in the Bachelorette Party series features a different couple.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains
  • Author : Sinister Saints Press
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 157
  • Relase : 2015-06
  • ISBN : 9781326292706

Growing Pains Book Review:

Growing up has always been difficult. There's peer group pressure to contend with, teenage angst, making social connections, acceptance, finding out who you are and what you want... So add psychopathic tendencies, crazy families, hidden secrets and loopy la la crushes into the mix and you'll be lucky to hit puberty! Join editor Rich Dodgin and the authors from imprint Sinister Saints Press for this horrific 'coming of age' collection.

Moms Who Drink and Swear

Moms Who Drink and Swear
  • Author : Nicole Knepper
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781101650943

Moms Who Drink and Swear Book Review:

If you feel like your kids are killing you, you’ve come to the right place. This irreverant, hilarious guide to the trials of motherhood makes the perfect gift for mom—or any woman with a huge heart and a mouth that sometimes needs washing out with soap. Attention all potty-mouthed, cheap-wine-drinking mothers: Prepare to meet your match. Any bad thought you’ve had about your kids, Nicole Knepper has had worse. Much worse. It’s not that she doesn’t love her kids. It’s that she understands what a mind-f*?% it can be to try to civilize those wild little beasts. Based on her hugely popular Facebook page, “Moms Who Drink and Swear,” this book reveals why family dinners are like herpes, how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over, and the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend. As Nicole rants and raves about caring for children (without crushing their souls), family togetherness (without too many tears), the saving grace of girlfriends (and vodka), and love and marriage (and all the baggage that goes with them), she gets to the heart of what every exasperated mom is thinking, just much funnier.

Venom and the River

Venom and the River
  • Author : Marsha Qualey
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 2013-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781611875959

Venom and the River Book Review:

Several hundred women are about to converge on tiny Pepin, Minnesota, to celebrate the birthday of Ida May Turnbull, the long-dead author of a beloved series of children's books. When the "Little Girls" gather in Pepin, one woman finds life has changed forever.

Bachelorette Party Series: Volume 1

Bachelorette Party Series: Volume 1
  • Author : Rochelle Paige
  • Publisher : Rochelle Paige
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

Bachelorette Party Series: Volume 1 Book Review:

This steamy collection includes the first three stories from the Bachelorette Party series, plus a bonus scene from Andrew & Jocelyn's honeymoon. Sucked Into Love No man ever wants to be knocked off his feet by a woman he meets while she's wearing a bachelorette "suck for a buck" shirt... Andrew knows that he wants Jocelyn the moment he lays eyes on her, but he's never been one to poach on another man's territory. He walks away but finds himself changed by the experience. Imagine his surprise when he sees her again, only to discover she isn't married and has never even been engaged. Checked Into Love Jason hasn't been able to get Cecily off his mind... Not a single night has gone by without dreams of the fiery redhead he met in a bar months ago. When he finally sees her again at a friend's bachelorette party, he's ready to do what it takes to keep her right where she belongs...by his side. Mixed Into Love It's always been easy for Addilyn Johnson to tell customers no... Dating guys from the bar is something she's never been tempted to do. Until Dane. With a little nudge in his direction from a bachelorette, she finds herself saying yes...and winds up with more than she bargained for!