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S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him Hardcover – April 1, 2011
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"...hilarious...just what the jester ordered...This book serves as an absurdist reminder to all of us to turn down the throbbing bass on our angst." - North Shore News
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When you first start to read her letters, she just seems like a normal overprotective mom with possibly some boundary issues. But the more you read, you realize this woman is over the top. Among other things, she's paranoid. Her main message seems to be "don't trust ANYONE." The letters get even crazier toward the end of the book. Depending on your perspective, you will find the letters funny, sad, scary, or a combination thereof. But also by the end of the book, you get to know Adam and his mom even better, and you realize that even though she seems crazy, she is coming from a place of love.
Recommended for overprotective moms, and children of overprotective moms.
(I received this book from NetGalley for review.)
A thoroughly engrossing and hysterical missive - I recommend it highly!
That's it for now. My mom's calling...
MAN, AM I GLAD I DID!
The book is absolutely hysterical and most of the hysteria comes from the way Adam weaves his collected letters into a narrative that both makes you feel sorry for the guy *and* wishing you had the joy of being on the receiving end of such maternal, neurotic nonsense! Adam's style makes it way more than a simple 'collection' of letters from a crazy (loving) mother and into a heartwarming, absolutely funny and often times humorously disturbing tale of a mother's (overbearing) love for her son.
4 stars on its own and one more for being waaaay more than I ever expected!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really funny book. It's a definite must read for anyone who has a mother. :DPublished 10 months ago by Diane H.
Hilarious. I know the author. He is one of the most joyful people I know. This is the spirit in which he tells this story. So much fun! And, it is a really fast read. Read morePublished 17 months ago by L. L. Marazoni
The clever use of mother in the title "Smother" is the high light of this book. After the first chapter it's a one trick pony. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by M. Hagedorn
Reading this as a daughter, not a mother, makes me wonder what a parent's take on this book would be. Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by bookfanatic1979
I tried and tried to read this book. I didn't find it funny at all. I was very disappointed, but it's just a boring storytelling about an overprotective mother. Meh.Published on September 6, 2013 by Kristen Simpson
So we got it. His mom has OCD and probably other mental illnesses and sent him some really weird letters. Some were funny. Some were so disconnected they were sad. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by ellen foster
I don't know where to start.........this book had me laughing out loud several times and it also forced me to have to stop reading it at page 139 because I was starting to feel as... Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Amy
This book contains actual letters the author's mother has written to him over the years. They are very short letters, innocently hysterical, and have the tone of, no offense, a... Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by KAREN E