Hurts Like A Mother

Hurts Like A Mother

A Cautionary Alphabet

Book - 2016
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Random House, Inc.
Motherhood hurts—literally. In the style of Edward Gorey's classic The Gashlycrumbs Tinies, take a journey through the perils of modern parenting with twenty-six moms who succumb to some laugh-out-loud, absurdly morbid, and all-too-relatable fates.

Amy overdid the Pinot at the Parent Potluck
Brenda was concave from a postpartum nip/tuck

Claire was iced out—her snacks weren't organic
Coordinating carpools made Dee pop a Xanax

These alphabetical, rhyming couplets, paired with modern illustrations in the style of beloved artist Edward Gorey, bring the familiar miseries of moms everywhere to life. Subversive, irreverent, and clever, parents won't be able to help but see themselves in these moms who "die trying." Offering comic relief for the moments when your kids, whether they're infants or teenagers, drive you to the brink of sanity,Hurts Like a Mother will make you laugh so you don't cry. Authors Jennifer Weiss and Lauren Franklin hit the nail on the head when it comes to mommying—you'll find all the sympathy and horror stories you get at a cocktail hour with friends in this little book.

Baker & Taylor
A humorous, illustrated alphabet book highlights the hilarious and horrific trials of being a mother, including drinking too much wine at a potluck and being electrocuted by a breast pump.

Baker
& Taylor

An illustrated alphabet book and parody of Edward Gorey's classic The Gashlycrumb Tinies highlights the hilarious and horrific trials of being a parent, including drinking too much wine at a potluck and being electrocuted by a breast pump.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0385540779 (hardcover)
9780385540773 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 818.602 WEI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 15 cm

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