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Everything I Need to Know About Motherhood I Learned from Animal House [Kindle Edition]

Christina-Marie Wright , Victoria Wright
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Wright delights with this collection of hilarious tales about mothering, marriage, society and being a woman. Titles include: How the Phone Thwarted my Birth Control (or Why Disconnecting the Phone is 95% More Effective than Vasectomy), Belts Are the New Lace Panties, Good Fences Make Good Voyeurs, People for the Ethical Treatment of Riflemen, and many, many more. Wright is a modern-day Erma Bombeck with a hip edge and never-fail wit!


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About the Author

Christina-Marie Wright is the sanity-challenged mother of seven children, including a bio child, four full-time stepchildren, and two toddlers who joined her family by way of domestic adoption. She's the publisher of "Gonzo Parenting" zine, author of The Gonzo Mama newspaper column, and blogs at TheGonzoMama.com. Her work has appeared in Hip Mama, Mamaphiles, Reality Mom, Askew Reviews and various other places online and in print.

Product Details

  • File Size: 260 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Gonzo Mama Ink (January 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XDC0WE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Christina-Marie writes funny. It's a great skill and one I admire. More than that, she makes motherhood and its frustrations bearable, because she helps you laugh. We all have those embarrassing moments, the times when everything seems to be going wrong, the times when we're not sure we're doing the right thing. This book will help you feel better and realize that it's all going to pass and it's probably alright.

The essays are short and easy to read quickly, so it's a great book to stash in the bathroom cabinet and grab when you've put yourself in time out and the kids are screaming outside the door. (Who hasn't done that once or twice?) Just pull out the book, read an essay, and you're ready to go back out that door, fortified for another round of parenting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a funny read by a smart author August 18, 2010
Format:Paperback
Christina has a way of making you feel like you know exactly who she is writing about, whether she is describing her neighbors, or her family. I'm certain she has "embellished" her stories with her creative mind - no one loses their keys that much! (except for perhaps me-and I'm sure I'm not mensa material!) Every chapter is different with a different challenge-her book made me feel a little more sane as a parent-Maybe I"m not the worst parent in the world after all! She shows with humor how we all suffer from guilt, stress, and general anxiety as a parent. We're all in the same boat, and it's a relief to read another mom's honest perspective on life with kids. Plus, it's HYSTERICAL!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! June 24, 2010
Format:Paperback
I highly recommend reading this book! Gaurenteed to put a smile on your face, just knowing that you aren't the only one who has kids who do things to make our lives crazy. I couldn't put it down from the time I took it out of the mailbox, and will be purchasing more as gifts for family and friends. You will not be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A random collection of blog articles about parenting November 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had high hopes for this collection. I've been a fan of female-written family humor since Erma Bombeck was finding the pits in her "bowl of cherries" life. I think the biggest problem I had was that everything was too "by the numbers" to be enjoyable. Cutesy names for the kids? Check. Semi-current pop references? By the bucketload. Dumb moments in parenting? Oh yeah.

Everything is broken down into bite-sized little anecdotes so it's very easy to move along whenever you have a spare moment. Not to be too blunt about things, but it's as if this was custom written with commode breaks in mind. It also means that it's quite difficult to remember anything once you've read it. None of the humor is original, none of the anecdotes are so funny as to be memorable, and I was almost 80% of the way through the book before hitting a chuckle-worthy moment. Christina Marie Wright may well become one of the world's great female humorists someday, but it's unlikely it will be because of this derivative and largely unfunny compilation. If you haven't read much in the way of "chick" humor lit this book may tickle your fancy. But if you're a regular reader of the genre it's likely you've already found several authors that regularly come up with original and funny material. There are a fair number of amusing stories here, but why settle for amusing when there are so many others that will have you laughing out loud?

If you're really in the mood to laugh, many of Ms. Bombecks books are still available and relevant although most are now over 3 decades old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parenthood=Animal House...Great fun read August 29, 2012
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This book is a funny & true guide to raising a crazy number of kids. Coming from a family of nine children, two girls & seven boys...this book is so true. BTW-We all originated from the same parents. Now, we refer to ourselves by number...I'm #6. Chaos Theory- the only way to manage a large family. To the author, thank you for reminding me of my crazy childhood & giving me a good laugh. Also, she has a good tip on the prevention of auto theft!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Sorry Christina-Marie Wright, maybe it was just me, but this book failed to grab my attention, so I found it long & mostly boring.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good January 10, 2013
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Random
But easy for my add mind to follow, I enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this book. It's a fast read with short chapters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Borrring.... November 20, 2012
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Again, as much as I like the author and her sense of humor, it was a waste of money to re-read the same stories/columns from prior book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny and quick read.
Published 5 months ago by Sybil Chattan
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Great book to read for all moms! I would read this book again many times and share with my mom friends.
Published 7 months ago by sdlaws716
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
A funny collection of a big family's stories. The chaos serves to remind us of the love that joins them together.
Published 11 months ago by Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Still LOL!!!
I laughed from the first sentence to the last. For all types of mothers. This author gets it. Many will be able to relate instantly.
Published 16 months ago by Samantha R. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SUMMER READ
A great book to read anywhere or anytime. interesting and funny to say the least as this mother of many explains her interpretation of motherhood.
Published 17 months ago by Gene from Washingtion
1.0 out of 5 stars Smug, self indulgent tripe
To be fair, I didn't read the whole thing. Didn't even read much of it. That's because I had to put it down. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jon
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe I paid for this!
Not at all worth the $.99. It isn't really a book, just a few paragraphs of random musings about several subjects. The author really tries. Read more
Published on October 14, 2012 by cassiej0
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not keep my attention
I was excited to start reading it because of all the good reviews I read, but unfortunately the book did not keep my attention at all. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by jelena
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Christina-Marie Wright is the sanity-challenged mother of seven children, including a bio child, four full-time stepchildren, and two toddlers who joined her family by way of domestic adoption. She's the publisher of Gonzo Parenting zine, author of The Gonzo Mama newspaper column, and blogs at TheGonzoMama.com. Her work has appeared in Hip Mama, Mamaphiles, Reality Mom, Askew Reviews and various other places online and in print.

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