I’m sure you know that Jill Smokler (AKA Scary Mommy) wrote a book titled Confessions of a Scary Mommy that you can pre-order now, have you ordered yours yet? Somehow, I got lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of the book already, and let me tell you that this is a book you’re gonna want to read!
What’s so great about this book is that it’s a book you don’t have to sit down and read all in one sitting (but you will want to). Remember that this is a book written by a mom to be read by other moms. This is a book that you can read a few pages of whenever you have time: if you are waiting for a pot of water to come to a boil, in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, or while the kids are in the bathtub. It’s a fun read, and one that will even have you laughing out loud in some parts.
Every mom I know will relate to this book – it’s written honestly and openly…the no bullshit approach. It’s almost like you are sitting down and talking to Jill about motherhood; the good, the bad, and the scary of it.
This book isn’t for moms who say that they love every minute of motherhood and find wonder and beauty in each day of it. This book is for real moms out there: the moms who freely admit to losing their cool and screaming like maniacs at their kids, the moms who fantasize about their lives before kids and everything they miss about it, the moms who don’t even like being moms on some days because sometimes being a mom just sucks. It was written in a way that is supportive; that if you feel any or all of these things, it just means you’re normal. That you are just a Scary Mommy like the rest of us.
Even the titles of the chapters are brutally honest (and funny!). Titles like “Yes, You’ll Shit on the Delivery Table” and “I Hate Other People’s Kids (Not Yours, Of Course).” See? Honesty.
Before reading this book, I was already a huge Scary Mommy fan, and now I love Jill and everything that Scary Mommy represents even more. This is a book I will pick up to read a few pages of on those days when being a mom sucks – just to remind myself that I’m normal and that it sucks for everybody sometimes. This is a book I’ll pick up to read when I want to runaway from the kids or when I just need a funny pick-me-up.
From one Scary Mommy to another, thank you Jill for sending me a copy of your book. I think I’m going to start giving it with baby shower gifts so that first time moms will know they are normal!
I recommend that you pre-order Confessions of a Scary Mommy RIGHT NOW if you are a Scary Mommy! And guess what? Because Jill is awesome, she’s letting me give one of you a signed hardcover copy of Confessions of a Scary Mommy! I won’t make you jump through hoops to get it, just leave me a comment below telling me why you are Scary Mommy.