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Literally the funniest book you'll read all year!,
This review is from: The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days: A Novel (Hardcover)
OK, first of all, if you're offended by foul language, then this is obviously not the book for you. "The Cursing Mommy" is not a cute moniker - it is an apt description of the central figure in this hysterically funny novel.
I couldn't put this book down. Once I started it, I had to see what shenanigans TCM would get herself into next. I have never called a book "a real page turner" in my life - but this one definitely is. The situations are so outlandish, so utterly bizarre, and TCM's hatred of the Bush administration so pervasive that it is just impossible to put this book down until you've read the last page.
This is not your typical American nuclear family, despite the 2 kids (1 heavily medicated to suppress his antisocial tendencies), the cats & the occasional prairie dog infestation. TCM's checked-out husband (Larry) is hobbled with a difficult work situation and obsessed with a bizarre hobby, leaving TCM alone much of the time - and all too often lying on the ground, staring up at the sky. It's in these moments, as well as in the parking lot of her oldest son's therapist, that TCM can wax philosophic and it's in these moments this book really shines.
TCM has a short temper and most assuredly an inappropriate response to events gone awry, but she is perhaps the most put-together parent, philosophically speaking, in fiction. Buy for the humor, re-read for the insights.