House of Testosterone (Paperback)

One Mom's Survival in a Household of Males

By Sharon O'Donnell

Mariner Books, 9780547005928, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/2007)

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Every woman has asked herself the question What was he thinking? at least once in her life. When you are the mother of boys, it seems like this question is on a continuous tape loop in your head. Humor columnist Sharon O’Donnell knows this feeling. In House of Testosterone, she chronicles her adventures raising three sons and reining in her über-male, forgetful husband, Kevin. She shares her stories of welcoming her third son into the world, resisting the gravitational pull of the “guy zone,” and running a household immersed in a world of sports, bathroom humor, and laundry. O’Donnell’s spirit shines through as she struggles to find some “me time” or survive another comical family vacation.

These entertaining episodes of child- (and husband-) rearing lovingly illustrate why Sharon calls herself “Lady of the House of Testosterone.”

About the Author

SHARON O’DONNELL is a freelance writer and an award-winning newspaper columnist. Her website,, is an information and support site for mothers of boys. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, three sons, and their male dog.

Praise For House of Testosterone: One Mom's Survival in a Household of Males

"A witty, intelligent primer on how to survive and succeed in a houseful of male hormones." -- Missy Chase Lapine