- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (April 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062427083
- ISBN-13: 978-0062427083
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting Hardcover – April 5, 2016
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“[Alpert] doesn’t miss a beat, and mothers will find this playful book reassuring and endlessly funny...[Alpert] delightfully chronicles life as a ‘kickass mediocre parent.’” (-- Publishers Weekly)
“Karen is the best mom friend we all wish we had - hilarious, refreshingly honest, and gutsy enough to saw what we all wish we could!” (-- Elle Walker, What's Up Moms)
From the Back Cover
Now that I’m a mom, I know the most painful part isn’t getting something giant through your hooha. It’s having a real live child.
If you’re the kind of mom who shapes your kiddo’s organic quinoa into reproductions of the Mona Lisa, do not read this book. If you stayed up past midnight to create posters for your PTO presidential campaign, do not read this book. If you look down your nose at parents who have Domino’s Pizza on speed dial, do not read this book.
But if you are the kind of parent who accidentally goes ballistic on your rugrats every morning because they won’t put on their shoes and then you feel super guilty about it all day so you take them to McDonald’s for a special treat but really it’s because you opened your freezer and panicked because you forgot to buy more frozen pizzas, then absolutely read this book.
I Want My Epidural Back is a celebration of mediocre parents and how awesome they are, and how their kids love them just as much as children with perfect parents do. Karen Alpert’s honest but hilarious observations, stories, quips, and pictures will have you nodding your head and peeing in your pants. Or on the toilet, if you’re smart and read it there.
A CELEBRATION OF MEDIOCRE PARENTING
“Alpert is honest, humbling, and crass in this irreverent account on parenting. She doesn’t miss a beat, and mothers will find this playful book reassuring and endlessly funny.”—Publishers Weekly
“Karen is the best mom friend we all wish we had—hilarious, refreshingly honest, and gutsy enough to say what we all wish we could!”—Elle Walker, What’s Up Moms
My rugrats give me gifts that say “#1 Mom” on them and I’m like, bwhahahahaha, joke’s on you, I’m more like the #1,297,279 Mom. But they truly think I’m the best mom on earth. And that’s all that matters.
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This book is hi-lar-i-ous (did I hyphenate that correctly?). I laughed out loud so often that it surprised me; one section made me laugh until tears were streaming down my face (the PB&J section, which my husband did not find *nearly* as amusing as I did). This author is brutally honest about parenting, and as a stay at home mom, I find it refreshing that someone writes so directly about the crap (often literally) that we deal with day after day. There's something to be said about wanting to be the best parent possible while still maintaining your sanity, and too often people don't want to admit that that's a delicate balance.
An excellent book. *So* funny. I don't buy as many books as I did before having kids (diapers are expensive, man!), but I don't regret preordering this one. Read it if you have kids, or buy it for a friend who does. Or read it and applaud/sympathize-with your friend with kids.
It's nice to see someone who shoots straight, aka tells you how it is, and what to look forward to/dread when you become a parent. This makes a perfect gift for any mom! If you enjoy a little name calling and funny cursing, why haven't you bought it? You'll be laughing your socks off in no time!