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Haiku Mama: Because 17 Syllables Is All You Have Time to Read Hardcover – February 1, 2006
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"Finally, there's a book that's as charming as it is brief." -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 23, 2006
"This collection of poems is a fun read for new mamas short on time." -- The Birmingham News, May 4, 2006
"Whether you are a proud mama or not, it's hard to stifle the giggles when reading Haiku Mama..." -- Austin American Statesman, March 30, 2006
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a busy household. She lives in Austin with her husband and son.
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Top Customer Reviews
My favorite is about being "asstacular". Actually, I have so many favorites from this book. This gal is a genius. Thank you, Kari Anne Roy!
She was given the book by a friend and, since I was the person who did the traditionally mama work around our house of taking care of the little dudes, feeding us all, doing the shopping etc. etc, she immediately passed it on to me after she flipped through it and smiled a couple of times.
She thought it was sort of amusing. Having lived through most of it, I found this book to be abso-frakking-lutely hysterical. Okay, for the nitpickers among you, I didn't live through the parts that required the personal possession of boobs and the like, but the childrearing was all me.
Haiku is my favorite kind of poetry. I see it as poetry stripped of its pretension and boiled down to its essence, its bones, and then painting the bones in vivid colors and henna tattoos. When done right, haiku is a hammerblow to the back of the head, forcing you to see the world anew in response to only 17 syllables.
Haiku Mama is done very, very right.
Are you a parent? Do you know someone who is a parent? Someone who is about to be a parent? Just enjoy hilarious haiku? Buy this book. You won't regret it.
Frustrated because your kid pooped his pants? Pissed because you just discovered a rotting milk cup under the driver's seat of your car? Exasperated because you haven't slept more than an hour stretch for weeks? Kari's hilarious compilation of commiseration will help you laugh through all that. Her ability to capture the quirks of parenting in 17 gut-laughing syllables (again and again and again) is amazing, and incredibly fun to read.
This book was perfect. I love Haiku and to have this style combined with the life of early parenting was heaven.
This Book Made Me Laugh
It Took Me Out Of My Craze
Maybe Now I'll Sleep?
Thank you for writing it, Kari Anne Roy.
Four years later, it still sits on my desk, putting a smile
on my face.
Elaine Edelson, author, speaker, intuitive/astrologer, owner of [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is such a whimsical fun gift for a first-time mom. It says so much with so few syllables !! Great shower gift.Published 19 months ago by Susiekay
As a lover of Haiku, I really enjoyed the writer's
creativity asnd inspirational comments for all
expectant moms and moms who have had the
experience. Read more
It was very enjoyable read! I even got some favorites from there :) "free child to good home" :) ha-ha-haaaaa Lovely book.Published on February 9, 2012 by NY rat
I read it... I laughed, I cried (it was better than Cats).
She described my life with two wee-ones to a tee. Read more
This is exactly what I needed several weeks after the birth of my second son, while I witnessed my firstborn flip out the minute we came home from the hospital. Read morePublished on August 14, 2006 by Linda B.
Just another boring book of attempted humor by an Erma Bombeck wannabe. In creating even more trashy words for her limited repertoire, such as "asstacular", Kari sinks to new lows... Read morePublished on August 9, 2006 by Bad Taste Patrol
I have been teaching Haiku workshops for couple years now and I have noticed a new trend forming. Kari's Haiku Mama and Lily Wang BABY HAIKU both centering on the joy of mother-... Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by Megumi