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Amateur hour : motherhood in essays and swear words

Author: Kimberly Harrington
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Essays
Humor
Nonfiction
Named Person: Kimberly Harrington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Harrington
ISBN: 9780062838742 0062838741
OCLC Number: 1032334820
Description: x, 308 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: First. I don't want to be dying in order to tell you these things --
Jobs. Fuck. This. List. --
Job description for the dumbest job ever --
The Super Bowl of interruptions --
I am the one woman who has it all --
Undone --
Dear stay-at-home moms and working moms, you're both right --
Time-out. Just what I wanted, a whole twenty-four hours of recognition once a year --
"If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy": revised and expanded --
Vows. Tiny losses --
If you love your grandparents, go visit them --
Let's have the wedding later --
It's complicated --
Time-out. Your cute wedding hashtags twenty years later --
Kids, it's time you know the truth--your mother is a real piece of work --
Showdowns. Overshare --
Thank you for including me on this meal train but unfortunately I'm a horrible person --
Your participation trophies are bullshit --
September 17, 2010: the day I turned the car around --
The ghosts of Halloweens past --
Time-out. Radiohead song or accurate description of my parenting? --
Are you sure there isn't something else I can do before the end of the school year? --
Schools. The walls that define us --
Pro/con: caving to PTO bake sale pressure --
The punching season --
Please don't get murdered at school today --
I don't care if you go to college --
Time-out. What do yo think of my son's senior picture that was shot by Annie Leibovitz? --
Anne-Marie Slaughter is my safety word --
Bodies. Who does that? --
If you can touch it --
As young as we'll ever be --
Hot-ass chicks --
Ashes to ashes --
Time-out. Fifty-one things you should never say to a mother ever --
Is there a parenting expert on this plane? --
Freedoms. Do you have faith in me? --
Thirteen with dudes --
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should --
Last. --
You are all the joy --
When I die.
Responsibility: Kimberly Harrington.

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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  Read more...

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"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, Read more...

 
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