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Hurts Like a Mother : A Cautionary Alphabet (Hardcover) (Jennifer Weiss & Lauren Franklin)

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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 PotluckBrenda was concave from a postpartum nip/tuckClaire was iced out—her snacks weren't organicCoordinating 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.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Humor, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Alphabet
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jennifer Weiss & Lauren Franklin
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50460925
UPC: 9780385540773
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-5376
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Hilarious and perfect for Mother's Day!

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Scarlett 2 years ago
Fantastic and funny. Great illustrations!see moreof the reviewer's review
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