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Haiku Mama: Because 17 Syllables Is All You Have Time to Read Hardcover – February 1, 2006
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"Finally, there's a book that's as charming as it is brief." -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 23, 2006
"This collection of poems is a fun read for new mamas short on time." -- The Birmingham News, May 4, 2006
"Whether you are a proud mama or not, it's hard to stifle the giggles when reading Haiku Mama..." -- Austin American Statesman, March 30, 2006
About the Author
a busy household. She lives in Austin with her husband and son.
Top Customer Reviews
My favorite is about being "asstacular". Actually, I have so many favorites from this book. This gal is a genius. Thank you, Kari Anne Roy!
Frustrated because your kid pooped his pants? Pissed because you just discovered a rotting milk cup under the driver's seat of your car? Exasperated because you haven't slept more than an hour stretch for weeks? Kari's hilarious compilation of commiseration will help you laugh through all that. Her ability to capture the quirks of parenting in 17 gut-laughing syllables (again and again and again) is amazing, and incredibly fun to read.
This book was perfect. I love Haiku and to have this style combined with the life of early parenting was heaven.
This Book Made Me Laugh
It Took Me Out Of My Craze
Maybe Now I'll Sleep?
Thank you for writing it, Kari Anne Roy.
Four years later, it still sits on my desk, putting a smile
on my face.
Elaine Edelson, author, speaker, intuitive/astrologer, owner of [...]
She described my life with two wee-ones to a tee. In honor of her book, I offer:
How did she do that?
She described my daily life.
Must find that spy-cam.
Buy it for yourself. Buy it for your friends who have children. Don't buy it for your friends who want children though... it might be enough to convince them otherwise. You could buy it for your friends who are pregnant though... it's too late for them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is such a whimsical fun gift for a first-time mom. It says so much with so few syllables !! Great shower gift.Published on July 11, 2014 by Susiekay
As a lover of Haiku, I really enjoyed the writer's
creativity asnd inspirational comments for all
expectant moms and moms who have had the
experience. Read more
I might not be the intended audience for this, being a manly man who does man things, but I fell in love with this book as soon as my wife brought it home. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Richard Jones
It was very enjoyable read! I even got some favorites from there :) "free child to good home" :) ha-ha-haaaaa Lovely book.Published on February 9, 2012 by NY rat
This is exactly what I needed several weeks after the birth of my second son, while I witnessed my firstborn flip out the minute we came home from the hospital. Read morePublished on August 14, 2006 by Linda B.
Just another boring book of attempted humor by an Erma Bombeck wannabe. In creating even more trashy words for her limited repertoire, such as "asstacular", Kari sinks to new lows... Read morePublished on August 9, 2006 by Bad Taste Patrol
I have been teaching Haiku workshops for couple years now and I have noticed a new trend forming. Kari's Haiku Mama and Lily Wang BABY HAIKU both centering on the joy of mother-... Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by Megumi