It's here! And I'm in it!
Okay, I'm not really in it. My name is in it. And it is hilarious! (Not my name--the book.)
(Although, back in the day, kids used to make fun of my name...so I guess it is kinda funny.)
For the past couple of years, I have picked up a little spare cash by doing some editing. Most of the books never see the light of day, literally. I edit them, then the author sticks them in the back of a drawer somewhere and no one ever reads them again.
I kill books.
But not this one! This one didn't really need any editing, it was so good. And funny. In fact, I felt bad taking money from the authors. But not bad enough to send it all back.
(In my defense, I did make one or two truly helpful editing remarks regarding word choice. Then I suggested more footnotes. I love a good footnote. Especially if they are funny footnotes. And the footnotes in this book? Funny!)
Anyway, if you want to read funny stuff about being a mom, you need to read this book. There's all sorts of stuff in here that you will recognize, like Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn, and wrapping paper sales. You'll hear stories that are universal to all mothers--whether you're a mother of young kids now, or a "remember when" mother.
And my name is on page 277.
Read Marianne's blog here, and Julie's here!