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Haiku Mama: Because 17 Syllables Is All You Have Time to Read Hardcover – February 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594741093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594741098
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 4.7 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,286,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...The brief odes to puddles, toys, baby pools, sippy cups and playdates are charming, pointed and funny..." -- Seattle Times, May 6, 2006

"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

About the Author

Kari Anne Roy writes haikuoftheday.com, a blog devoted to haiku about the daily goings-on of
a busy household. She lives in Austin with her husband and son.

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Gretchen L. Dupre
I love Haiku and to have this style combined with the life of early parenting was heaven.
Elaine M. Edelson
Lots of parts of motherhood are hard, exhausting and ... just plain gross.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Every mother should read this book, whether you just had your first baby, your fifth baby, or you already have grandbabies. It is incredibly funny and extremely well written. And Kari is right - since I have a 5 month old, 17 syllables really is all I have time to read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By blancomonkeys on August 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must for every mama with a sense of humor! As you can see by reading the reviews (almost) all of the readers think think this book rocks. Buy this book! You will not regret it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gretchen L. Dupre on April 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am buying this for all my momma friends for mother's day! I had to sit down in the bookstore, I was laughing so hard.

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!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is so funny, and sweet, and memorable, and everything that is motherhood! My best friend and I stood in Barnes and Noble LAUGHING until our sides hurt. We could totally relate to all the haikus, each one brought up a totally hilarious memory of that stage of parenthood. Thanks, Ms. Roy, for bringing hilarity into our busy lives 17 syllables at a time!! I'll be sharing this book with all my friends!

Leah Hannon
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jim and Peg on April 22, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My wife and I took a fun walk down memory lane reading your book. We could relate to almost every page. We will be giving several copies out for Mother's Day! We tried to review in seventeen syllables but are not as talented as the author!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Megumi on July 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
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- and babyhood and both published in 2006. While Kari's haiku focuses on the humor, Wang's Haiku focuses on the Haiku spirit - Zen. The reader may want to get both and compare! For more information on my HAIKU MADE EASY workshop, send emails to megumi@comcast.net
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Becky Keiser on June 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My mom bought me this book for Mother's Day, and it is hilarious! I am a new mother, and I could relate to almost every page! Finally someone took the time to write down the truths behind what moms really experience in everyday life! It's so true, and funny!!! I love you Kari! Miss you!
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This is such a whimsical fun gift for a first-time mom. It says so much with so few syllables !! Great shower gift.
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