I received a small package in the mail last week and it made me grin from ear to ear. Surprisingly, it was NOT a pound of chocolate. It was NOT an airline ticket. And although it was an adorable shade of blue, it was NOT a new pair of spring sandals.
IT IS an all-new book written by my friend and fellow author, Jill Smokler. After the kids went to bed, I pulled a bottle of beer from the fridge, ripped open the box and devoured Motherhood Comes Naturally: And Other Vicious Lies in a matter of hours. Like having drinks with a childhood friend, this book makes you nod in agreement and cackle out loud. This little blue book by Jill Smokler single-handedly debunks more than 20 myths about motherhood, giving you what few others will dare: The truth. With enough Scary Mommy sarcasm sprinkled in to keep you laughing.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy and the popular blog ScaryMommy.com, Jill has written a hilarious new essay collection that exposes the “vicious lies” that every parent is told.
Newly pregnant and scared out of her mind, Jill Smokler lay on her gynecologist’s examination table and was told the biggest lie she’d ever heard in her life: “Motherhood is the most natural thing in the world.”
Instead of quelling her nerves like that well intentioned nurse hoped to, Jill was instead set up for future of questioning exactly what DNA strand she was missing that made the whole motherhood experience feel less than natural to her. Wonderful? Yes. Miraculous? Of course. Worthwhile? Without a doubt. But natural? Not so much.
All I can say is, you need to read this book.
If you wish you could give a eulogy to your pre-baby body…you need to lock yourself in your room and read this book.
If you wish someone would come out and say what’s really on their mind without fear of being de-friended by every mother you know on Facebook…. you need to lock yourself in your room and read this book.
If your children are driving you crazy and you wouldn’t dare drown your stresses away in a Betty Draper-style mid-day Martini….you need to lock yourself in your room and read this book.
God bless this woman, I promise you will giggle yourself to sleep, thanking her for writing out loud (and in her familiar Scary Mommy way) what many moms really think but are too afraid to admit.
Warning – this book is not appropriate for children or mothers who lack a sense of humor.
Order your copy here! http://www.amazon.com/Motherhood-Comes-Naturally-Other-Vicious/dp/1476728348
* I received a copy of this book for review purposes. But my opinions are 100% my own!