Kindle Price: $10.99

Save $5.00 (31%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Single copy
(Sent by Amazon)
Amazon emails the eBook to a recipient on your behalf.
Learn more

Multiple copies
(Send on your own)
You send redemption links to your recipients.
Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity:
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words by [Harrington, Kimberly]
Kindle App Ad

Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$10.99

Length: 320 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Kimberly Harrington deftly and hilariously uncovers all of the lies and bullshit women are told about motherhood. This book made me laugh, sure, but it also made me feel seen.”   (Jennifer Romolini, chief content officer at Shondaland.com and author of Weird in a World That’s Not )

“Amateur Hour finds Kimberly Harrington as funny, cutting, honest, and brilliant as ever.” (Christopher Monks, editor of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and author of The Ultimate Game Guide to Your Life)

“Her quirky, dissenting energy should resonate with parents who find little use for the usual mommy-blogger fare.” (Kirkus)

“Funny, angry, and moving...readers—particularly those who have been in the motherhood trenches—will smile, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear. (Publishers Weekly)

“Amateur Hour will make readers rotate through laughter, tears, and cringing, and are all written with refreshingly honest and bold abandon.” (Allison Banner, Booklist)

“It takes real talent to be consistently funny while sharing both your worst fears and greatest dreams. Kimberly Harrington is a mother of two who does just that with her debut collection… Whether she’s aiming for your funny bone or your heart, Harrington’s takes on motherhood are spot-on.” (BookPage)

“Kimberly Harrington is one tough mother. Filled with the blunt, witty observations... Amateur Hour is a candid look at both the joys and horrors of family life, including pregnancy loss, marital strife and the guilt and exhaustion of “work-life balance” (Salon)

From the Back Cover

AN EMOTIONALLY HONEST, ARRESTING, AND FUNNY COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD AND ADULTHOOD.

“Being a mother is a gift.” Where’s my receipt?

Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington’s poetic and funny world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood–not necessarily in that order. It’s a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues where timeless debates are resolved such as Pro/Con: Caving to PTO Bake Sale Pressure (“Pro: Skim the crappiest brownies for myself. Con: They’re really crappy.”). With accessibility and wit, she captures the emotions around parenthood in artful and earnest ways, highlighting this time in the middle—midlife, the middle years of childhood, and how women are stuck in the middle of so much. It’s a place of elation, exhaustion, and time whipping past at warp speed. Finally, it’s a quiet space to consider the girl you were, the mother you are, and the woman you are always becoming.


Product details

  • File Size: 2370 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 1, 2018)
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2018
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0746GRJRN
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,824 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 14 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

May 9, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 3, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 11, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 9, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 9, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 10, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 18, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
May 11, 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?