Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: MOMS ARE NUTS: A collection of essays & stories by various authors

Emmy winners, magazine editors, comedians, TV personalities, bestselling authors and social media superstars team up to bring you a laugh-out-loud book not about being a mom, but about having a mom, grandmom or mom-figure. And while it's not OK for someone else to make yo-momma jokes about your momma, it is perfectly healthy — even downright hilarious — to find the humor in your own upbringing. In fact, these writers highly recommend it. So if you think your mom is nuts, pull up a chair. You're in good company.

My thoughts: I have a mom, who I love to death, but, let’s face it: she’s also nuts. That’s why I wanted to read this book—to know that others share my pain. (Just kidding, Ma!)

In “The Boots,” Eliza Bayne recalls the time her mother bought her the most embarrassing boots at a flea market. Of course, she was bound to insist she wear them on a snowy day. It was a cute tale.

“Mothers are full of momtradictions—behavior that does not match up with their own philosophies on life (you can call it hypocrisy, but they you had better be ready to send an apology greeting card.)” (Loc 679) This is actually true!

Although relatable in many ways, the stories were not as funny as I expected. I didn’t anticipate laughing so hard that milk would come out of my nose, but I expected to chuckle a few times at least. They were mildly amusing at best. They were just: “Eh.”

My God did these writers like to ramble on and on. I wouldn’t say that these moms are nuts; they’re just boring.  This book was such a disappointment.

I should’ve written for this instead. Being raised by a Mexican mama, I have loads of stories.

My rating: 2 stars

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