- Paperback: 508 pages
- Publisher: Aventine Press (October 23, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593304358
- ISBN-13: 978-1593304355
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,793,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood Paperback – October 23, 2006
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More About the Author
Witty, sarcastic, and engaging, her writing has been described as a cross between Erma Bombeck, Nora Ephron, and Helen Fielding. Melinda has appeared on Oprah, CNN, ABC, Fox, CBS and other fancy media outlets. Her first book, Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood was nominated for The Blooker Prize in 2007.
Newly remarried, Melinda and her husband live with their blended family of six children in the Bay Area.
You can find her online at http://mini-media.net/melindaroberts/.
Top Customer Reviews
Cozy up to your favorite reading spot and enjoy!
Wonderful, warm, wisecracky and perfect with a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Melinda has a loyal, snarky following, which goes with her slightly snarky blog about her life, her kids, her ex, her gourmet-cooking boyfriend. But her blog is also warm and poignant, too, as it started as a way for her to make sense of her son's life-threatening illness early in her life. Thankfully, that son is now a healthy child who drives her somewhat crazy -- as all healthy children should do to their mothers. But the blog, thankfully, has blossomed and grown. In fact, I'm happy to say that it's blossomed and grown into a real live BOOK.
MOMMY CONFIDENTIAL: Adventures From the Wonderbelly of Motherhood, is that book. It's just as warm, witty and yes, wonderfully snarky, as her blog. I can't imagine having gone through what she has while still retaining my sense of humor. But she certainly has, and I recommend her book to everyone looking for a laugh, a cry, a warm fuzzy feeling - and an excuse to go gross out your children by smothering them with sloppy hugs and kisses.
So go read Mindy's blog, and buy her book. You'll be glad you did.
What's so unique about Roberts' book is that many of the events she records are written about within minutes of them happening -- so we get to experience the ups and downs of life with small children as she does. Her nearly daily entries reveal the truly tender, life-altering, and heartbreaking moments of motherhood in a way that no other book on the subject does.
And Roberts is not just funny ha-ha. She is I-can't-breathe-I'm-laughing-so-hard funny. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she either turns this book into a stand-up comedy routine and takes it on the road, or that she comes out with a sequel. Regardless, I'll be keeping up with her future adventures on her blog.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish Amazon would make it clear if something is self-published, because often it means no editor is involved and that the standards are lower. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mel
My husband brought me this book - as a blogger and a mom he thought I would enjoy it and boy, was he right. Read morePublished on May 30, 2009 by H. Woodward
Melinda Roberts may be young but she has got one hell of an experience. Although she goes through absolutely insane early years of motherhood including that horrible disorder a lot... Read morePublished on April 7, 2009 by Hadiyo Jim'ale
Mindy is no-doubt snarky and real. She reconstructs moments of calamity, of bliss, of despair, and of hilarity with a fresh use of language. Read morePublished on July 27, 2008 by Kevin Beto