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Praise for Nine Months
"Dark, sharp, and hilarious . . . (many?) mother’s escape fantasy."
—New York Magazine
"Deliciously, dangerously rogue."
—Marcy Dermansky, author of Bad Marie
"Paul Bomer’s Nine Months is a daring look at motherhood, exploring the thoughts most women keep secret . . . A page-turner that will tie your stomach in knots and stir up one hell of a debate."
—Susan Henderson, Up From the Blue
"Realistic, darkly funny, and thoroughly engaging . . . a needed flipside to books and mommy blogs that depict motherhood as solely a state of bliss and whimsy.”
“Bomer could have titled this work What to REALLY Expect When You’re Expecting as there is more raw, honest truth in this novel than any parenting book I’ve ever read.”
—Jessica Anya Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home
“Paula Bomer has written a dark, honest and powerful novel in Nine Months, one that constantly surprises the reader as the layers of emotion are peeled off, one after another, revealing the depth and need of the human experience."
—The Nervous Breakdown
"Nine Months is the best book I have read about the secret fears and sinister underbelly of becoming a parent, a satire which should be viewed not only as a stellar novel, but as a challenge to a literary scene mired in laziness, backslapping and lousy cliches."
—Tony O’Neill, author of Sick City
Praise for Bomer's collection Baby & Other Stories"Reading Baby & Other Stories is like being attacked by a rabid dog—and feeling grateful for it. This is some of the rawest and most urgent writing I can remember encountering."
—Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections
"Dysfunctional doesn't begin to describe the marriages in this brilliant, brutally raw debut collection."
"In 10 raw and angry stories, Bomer flays the idea of happy little families.... This lacerating take on marriage and motherhood is not one to share with the Mommy and Me group."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"If Bomer's harsh portrayal of modern parenting and marriage were water, it would be transparent, unflecked, jagged ice.... She lands firmly between Mary Gaitskill's articulate, unflinching anhedonia and Kathy Acker.... Amy Hempel with a twist of Grace Paley. Baby is punk rock for the roundly domesticated."
"Words like 'tough' and 'honest' don't quite do justice to the fiction of Paula Bomer. The real housewives of Bomerworld break themselves and break your heart and yet never completely lose their soulful dignity."
—Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask
Paula Bomer's novel puts us into the head of Sonia, an upper-middle class woman who finds herself unintentionally pregnant with her third child, and - in a turmoil of ambivalence... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephanie Levin
The story was unsatisfying and unrealistic. I didn't like for the characters and stopped caring about what happened to themPublished 24 months ago by Barbara Grande
Boring and self involved. I wasn't interested in reading a book about a woman I would really dislike if I ever actually met her.Published 24 months ago by Jennifer Chaplinski
I'm not sure what I thought this book would be. It was very raw. The concept was difficult to understand. How does a person abandon their lives? Read morePublished on August 3, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Sometimes moms want to run away from home, too. Sonia did. Run away from home, not just want to. The twist is that she's eight months pregnant and leaves a husband and two small... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Elaine
Paula Bomer's novel "Nine Months," is much more than an exhilarating read. It changes your perception. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by M. Tuite
This book was hard to read.. very hard... as it reeked of post-partum depression... during partum! Actually, Sonia already has a 2yo and a 4yo, so it is conceivable when she... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Jeri Zerr
A story of a women tired of her hum drum life just decides to leave one day pregnant and all, leaving her husband and boys behind she takes a road trip hoping to get lost just to... Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Kippoe
This book started out so well. I really wanted to love this book since most of the Mommy books tend to uphold this myth that parenthood is ultimately the best and most fulfilling... Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by Tim Lieder