Sh*tty Mom

Sh*tty Mom

The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

By Laurie Kilmartin; Karen Moline; Alicia Ybarbo

Abrams Image, Hardcover, 9781419704598, 175pp.

Publication Date: September 2012

"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.
Praise for "Sh*tty Mom"
A totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.
Smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny. It also no small thing carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill.
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
Both funny and practical. Brooklyn
"Hilariously entertaining. A must-read survivor's guide for every mother "
--Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts
Finally, "Sh*tty Mom" does for motherhood what Chelsea Handler does for female scatology. It's 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"
"Witty, wise, and wicked With tongue planted firmly in cheek, these savvy moms dispense some much needed comic relief about raising kids in our crazy culture."?
--Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of "The Happiest Baby on the Block""
The most inappropriate parenting book I've ever read. Loved it. The perfect book for any mother who wants to laugh instead of cry at those cringe-worthy moments and the universal indignities we experience on a daily basis.
--Jessica Seinfeld, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Baby Buggy" "
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An antidote to the hostage situation that is modern parenting subversive, delicious, and spit-out-your-latte funny.
--Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of "Bringing Up Bebe.

About the Author

Karen Molineis the author of two novels, Lunch and Belladonna, and is the co-author of the humor bookSh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us(Hodder & Stoughton UK, Abrams US), published in September 2012. She has also ghostwritten/co-authored over two dozen nonfiction books; written hundreds of articles on pop culture, entertainment, and beauty for publications in the United States, UK, and Australia; and worked as a freelance correspondent for BBC World Service Radio.She lives with her son in New York City.

Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo are both Emmy(r) award-winning producers on NBC's Today, the number-one rated morning show. They live in New York City with their families.