by Johanna Stein (Goodreads Author)
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Looking for the perfect book to help you survive childbirth and parenting with your sanity intact?
For Johanna Stein parenting is an extreme sport. Her stories from the trenches may not always be shared experiences—
Have you ever wondered if your baby’s “soft spot” is like a delete key? Trained your preschooler for a zombie invasion? Accused a nearly nude stranger of being pregnant? Made sweet, bimonthly love to your spouse while your toddler serenaded you through the adjoining wall? Attempted to calm your screaming baby on an airplane with a handpuppet, only to have it lead to one of the most disgusting experiences of your life?
—but they will always make you laugh. So, no, this book won’t teach you how to deal with nipple blisters or Oedipal complexes. But if you want to learn why you should never attempt to play a practical joke in the hospital delivery room, then you’re in the right place.
“Johanna Stein’s essays make me laugh way too loud, way too hard,
and way too long. She’s like the David Sedaris of moms.”
—Annie Mumolo, cowriter, Bridesmaids
“These stories will make milk shoot from one of your nostrils and a martini from the other. Johanna Stein brings to mind the unflinching honesty and compassion of Nora Ephron.”
—Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding,
New York Times bestselling author, Instant Mom
“Johanna Stein is like Erma Bombeck crossed with Louis CK, but without all the f*ing curse words.”
—Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
“Johanna Stein is one of the funniest women on the planet.”
“It is dangerous to read her any place where it is inappropriate to laugh uncontrollably. It is also dangerous to read her if your bladder control is not what it once was after childbirth. But once you soldier through and do read her, you have made a friend—one who ‘gets it’ and makes ‘it’ easier to do because she’s on your team.”
—Lisa Belkin, bestselling author, Senior Columnist, Huffington Post
“Much more than ‘mommy lit,’ this book will make any reader laugh so hard they’ll pee a little. Or maybe a lot.”
—Beth Littleford, actress and The Daily Show correspondent
As a writer, director, and actor, Johanna Stein’s work has appeared on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, PBS, HBO, CBS the Oxygen Network, VH1, Yahoo!, the Disney Channel, and all across the Worldwide Internets, where her comedy shorts, PSAs, and popular Yahoo! web series “Life of Mom” have been viewed millions of times. In addition to her TV and film work, Johanna’s essays have been published in such outlets as the New York Times, Parents Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
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― Bill Maher, The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
― Barry Parham, Why I Hate Straws: An Offbeat Worldview of an Offbeat World
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