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True Mom Confessions by Romi Lassally
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May 27, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: 52-in-2009
Read in May, 2009

True Mom Confessions by Romi Lassally (pp. 256)

This compilation of essays and anonymous posts from a popular motherhood blog is loosely organized by general subject matter, but really is just a shuffled grouping of excerpts of posts with little form – much like a blog. The premise being that moms need a place to vent and that anonymity would create honesty resulting in minor catharsis. Other projects such as the post card project have done this concept much better.

Not as funny as the billing or trade publication reviews, it might have better be formatted as a devotional. Every quote resonates in some way through the emotional arc of motherhood. Some are thought provoking. Some are silly. Some are genuinely sweet. Lassally should be applauded for the strong sense of balance she brings the selections.

Yet, with only having a single excerpt per page, there’s a lot of wasted space. Parenting generates so much material, there could have been a lot more than what was presented. Her web page translated to book form didn’t quite make the leap.

Check it out from the library or read it one sitting at the bookstore. Otherwise, just read the website.

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