When Did I Get Like This? (Paperback)
The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer & Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be
William Morrow & Company, 9780061963964, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
--Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project From the creator and star of the one-woman off-Broadway show Mother Load, comes When Did I Get Like This?, a screamingly funny take on being a modern woman, wife, and mother told with "a level of hilarity that even non-moms can appreciate" (Time Out). Amy Wilson's poignant and provocative, utterly outrageous look at "the Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be" has already earned an appreciative response from Three-Martini Playdate author Christie Mellor, who calls it, "As entertaining as it is reassuring."
Praise For When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer & Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be…
“Wilson’s got a light comic touch, but also traffics unflinchingly in the gross and the sad.”
“When Did I Get Like This? is a funny, heartwarming account by [a] frazzled young mother of three. This book will help [new mothers] remember that the worst day with children is better than the best day without them.”
-The Washington Post
“Amy Wilson’s hilarious, tender memoir of all the ways her children drive her crazy--and she drives herself crazy--had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking.”
-Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
“An honest, personal, and often hilarious collection of short, beautifully written chapters. As entertaining as it is reassuring.”
-Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate
“Reading Amy Wilson’s book is like meeting your favorite new mom friend: She’s whip-smart, charming, enviably capable but as self-doubting as the rest of us, and very, very funny.”
-Pamela Paul, author of Parenting, Inc.
“Like Annie Hall wearing a nursing bra!”
-New York Times (on the stage play)