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Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home Hardcover – March 24, 2009
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About the Author
Jessica Grose is Managing Editor for Double X, Slate's site for women, and was formerly an editor at Jezebel.com. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and Salon.com, among other places.
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Top Customer Reviews
Be sure to buy the hardcover instead of the Kindle edition. The quality of the paper, 6" x 7" size, and different fonts make it a very special eye-catching book, suitable for a coffee or end table for just picking up and browsing.
Fans of Postcards from Yo Mamma and new readers will enjoy this; seeing all the entries together is a reminder that checking up on one's kids is pretty universal, as is mothers not letting propriety or anything else stop them from having their say.
The gist: if you have a mother, or mother figure, buy this book. Unless you're quite argumentative and don't want to lose, that is.
This book reminds me of a "blockbuster" movie. You know those movies you go to see where they put all the good parts in the ads, and then the rest of it feels like filler? That's a good description for this book. Most of the funniest bits are quoted verbatim in the introduction for each chapter, and then restated later in the chapter. The rest is sweet but unfulfilling, like too much diet soda.
Need to shut your brain off totally? This will do. Want to belly laugh? It might happen once. The rest of the book would make a good addition to your dentist's waiting room.
It's a sweet, funny, wholesome book that gently and playfully celebrates mothers of adults and shares their motherly wisdom through developing technology. More than once, while reading it, I thought to myself, 'that's my mom!' I laughed through the whole thing and can't wait for my mom to read it, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm still in the middle of reading this book & I can safely say I love it already!! Some quotes and messages make me laugh at loud while others have me smiling, reminiscing on my... Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Goozy
My mom and I love this book. Very funny. They have a great website too.Published on December 1, 2009 by J. Swissa
Oh my gosh! It's been a long time since I laughed so hard at a book I was reading! This brought tears to my eyes. Read morePublished on July 4, 2009 by J. Terstriep
Got this book as a Mother's Day gift from my daughter and liked it so much that I bought two copies for two of my friends who also have daughters. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by N. Jones
The book was alright, but not very many of the stories were that funny. My mom liked it as a gift, though, so I suppose that's what counts.Published on June 8, 2009 by book addict