- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing (May 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1939288037
- ISBN-13: 978-1939288035
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,224,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Interesting, thoughtful material, especially -- but not only -- for bloggers. Because what nowadays doesn't have some kind of online life that involves sharing events, or pictures, or even just links? We all represent ourselves in the public sphere, and it's important to think how we're doing that, not just for ourselves, but also because it affects the people we're talking to and about." -- Brian Gresko, Babble blogger
"A funny, empathetic novel about family, frustration and the perils of miscommunication. Maggie's blogging misadventures are familiar to us all, and her voice is irresistible." -- Joanna Weiss, former Boston Globe columnist and author of Milkshake
"Meredith O'Brien uncovers the messy underbelly of modern motherhood, throws in resentment, anger and of course, blogging, and turns it into a thoroughly entertaining read. Put on a video for the kids and treat yourself to Mortified." -- Jen Singer, author of several books including You're A Good Mom
"Dig right into this very satisfying parfait of fiction that reads keenly as fact happening behind the closed curtains right next door to you, marital drama harshly exposed to the light of day via this smart, sharp and funny look at what happens when a woman's personal TMI world explodes." -- Suzanne Strempek Shea, award-winning author of several novels including Becoming Finola and Selling the Lite of Heaven
"[The lead character] Maggie is extremely relatable and [the book is] a fun, quick ... read which will have you laughing out loud and shaking your head in agreement because you know all too well about life as a mommy." -- Lainie Gutterman, New York blogger
About the Author
Former journalist, investigative reporter, and blogger Meredith O'Brien has written three books and co-authored one. Mortified is her first novel, inspired by her experiences as a "mom blogger." She teaches journalism at Northeastern University and previously taught journalism and writing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Framingham State University.
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When one of her blog posts goes viral and attracts the media, Maggie has to defend her blog and the reasons behind her no-holds-barred posts not only to the public but her publicly humiliated husband as well.
I had high hopes for this book because of the subject matter but I ended up being disappointed. Not only did I find Maggie to be a completely unlikeable and unsympathetic character but neither Michael and Dorothy were likeable either. I was also disappointed in the ending. While Michael learns why Maggie has such anger and resentment about their marriage, his job and his mother's interference, these issues are not addressed and there is no resolution; the book just ends with Michael forgiving Maggie and that's it.