Apr 22, 2009

Review | Mommies Who Drink by Brett Paesel

Title: Mommies Who Drink by Brett Paesel
Series: N/A
Genre: Autobiography - Memoir
Published: August 10th 2006 by Grand Central Publishing
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Rating: ★★

Synopsis: For young single women, every night is Ladies' Night. For Brett Paesel and her friends, Friday happy hour is all they get--if they can wrangle a babysitter. Like most mommies, they support each other through pregnancies, sleep deprivation, and the need to talk about it all. Instead of meeting at the playground, they convene at the local watering hole while sipping Black and Tans and flirting with the cute bartender. With a poignant voice and a fresh style that makes this memoir read like the best women's fiction, Paesel navigates mommyhood in all its forms--the ecstatic, the terrifying, the tedious, the hilarious, the transcendental, and the sticky. Paesel's laugh-out-loud perspective will appeal to all women who are braving the new world of motherhood, where the secret question on their minds at playgroup is "When is it too early in the day to start drinking?"

Thoughts: Maybe its because I don't have children, or because I don't have a Friday night drinking group, or because I would never be fit to be an actress, but I didn't enjoy this book much at all. I kind of just forced myself through most of it, and found the collection of stories in this book a little dull. But I looked up a few reviews after I read it, saw some pictures of the author and I guess I can say it was okay.

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