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If it's not one thing, it's your mother

Author: Julia Sweeney
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Sweeney
ISBN: 9781451674040 145167404X 9781451674057 1451674058 1451674066 9781451674064
OCLC Number: 800031595
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Week one: unto me a child is given --
If it's not one thing, it's your mother --
Just tinking --
Channeling food --
China sweeney --
Strong and beautiful --
Letters from camp --
Week two: independence --
Three Chinese nannies --
Arden --
Big strollers are bad --
Three boyfriends and reflections on a high school crush --
The birds and the bees --
A fan letter --
Sphexy --
Week three: death --
The decline and fall of practically everybody --
Starter gods --
Pussy --
Baby on board --
The color of skin --
Phone bill --
Week four: dependene --
My nemesis --
A proposal at Starbucks --
An education --
Hinky dink is sinking --
Tomorrow they arrive.
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While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.--From publisher description.

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