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I Just Want to Pee Alone: A Collection of Humorous Essays by Kick Ass Mom Bloggers

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Motherhood is the toughest – and funniest – job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful – you can't even take a bathroom break without being interrupted with another outrageous demand. Hasn't every mother said it before? “I just want to pee alone!” I Just Want to Pee Alone is a collection of ...more
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Published February 27th 2013 by @throat_punch Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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jv poore
A week ago, I didn't even know this book existed. Now, I have a brand new go-to gift for all of the moms.

I desperately needed this when, 11 years ago, I brought a teeny human being home. In spite of reading every single recommended parenting book, I was unabashedly unprepared when faced with the reality. While I probably would have carried this book with me until it was dog-eared in the beginning; there were still plenty of situations that made me feel like I am in good company today and even a
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Ciara
i don't know. this was all right. it was a pleasant enough way to pass an airplane ride with a baby passed out on my chest. it's an anthology of humorous essays about parenting from various mom bloggers. it suffers from the problem that a lot of blogs-into-books suffer from: a lot of the writing has a very casual "you know what i'm saying"-type vibe to it that comes from the bloggers writing for an audience that is offering them constant real-time feedback in the form of blog comments. it's a st ...more
Andrea
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given “I Just Want to Pee Alone” with the promise that I would (1) read it and (2) review it. Obviously this is not an issue for me … I love to read and well love to give my opinion more. So here is my take … Why oh why did it take so long for someone to write this book? Well someoneS … a group of kick ass women who are just like you and me got together and with their wit and sense of humor and brought to the pages what we all think every day of motherhood. Sometimes motherhood is horrific ...more
Annette
May 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Ok... easy, funny read BUT do not read if you are planning to have children at any time in your life! BUT do read after you have given birth...

If you read before pregnancy, you may never want to have children, ever.
If you read after your little one(s) are born, you will feel like you are a very normal mom, with wicked, humorous thoughts about your children, spouse and of course, what your body has turned into.

Grab a glass of wine and enjoy - not high literature but some of these blogs are hilar
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Lisa
Very funny...I definitely saw similarities with my motherhood experiences
Penny McGill
Aug 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Disappointing. The title was so promising but it read like any run-of-the mill mommy blogger stuff - kids are too much work (but I love them anyway) and do silly things, husband is aggravating (but I love him anyway) and the forces of the world make my mommy life tricky (but I feel so lucky to be a mommy anyway).

One of the beautiful things about the Internet is that it is possible to read gut busting funny stuff out there - every day - whenever you have the time to click over to your favourite s
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Anastasia
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was "laugh out loud" funny in many places. I really enjoyed the collection of essays and found it was perfect for a busy mom as I could read an essay a day when things were hectic (When are things not hectic, anyway?). It's very hard to pick a favorite essay so I won't. Yes, there was some swearing and lots of talk of body parts and all things motherhood but nothing offended me. Moms are used to dealing with all this stuff. I highly recommend this book for a good laugh! Page 39 is spec ...more
Erika
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Being honest here--read every blogger in this book and some are a one star and some are a four. Meredith Spidel is definitely one of the best of the bunch. But, here's my problem with blogging--it's not the same as writing. It can be like a diary, like talking to a friend, like being a stand-up comic, but it is not the same as writing a book. I love the authors who use good grammar and who have sense in their chapter, but some of the completely unnecessary profanity and randomness of thoughts ma ...more
Jamie
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have had this on my Kindle app on my phone for the last 6 months and would read a bit of it when I had a few minutes and needed something to read. As the title says, this is a collection of essays by mom bloggers, so you can read a few at a time and put it down and pick it up later. Some really were funny. But as a mom myself, who has experienced many of the topics covered, I am actually starting to get a little tired of the cliched aspects of the genre. (Your husband does moronic stuff, your ...more
Cody Sexton
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Forget about What To Expect When You’re Expecting this is the book new and expecting parents need to read.
Whether you’re a new mom, mom-to-be, or a mom who's been around the block a few times, or even a dad, every parent should read this book.
These essays celebrate motherhood in the ways that it was meant to be celebrated, with both candor and humor. But mostly just humor.
Compiled by some of the funniest and most popular bloggers on the web this book has a little something for everyone. Everythi
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Tanya Ledford
Some of these were really funny, even if you aren't a mom. If you're a mom, some are hysterical. They will have you laughing until you pee your pants (which is a lot easier to do once you've a kid or two!). Others are mildly funny, but overall it is a lighthearted book that is quite entertaining.
Karin Garcia
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 ⭐s
Jenni V.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own
There isn't much to say about this book, everyone should have a pretty clear idea of what they're getting based on the description. It was a light read that came along with perfect timing; it was given to me for Christmas and I read it while attempting to put my house back together after the kids returned to school after the holiday break.

It's a pet peeve of mine when bloggers write books and basically charge for a regurgitation of what I could've read for free on the Internet so I'm happy to re
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Autumn
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I actually heard about this book in one of my groups on facebook. And when I saw the title I knew I had to go and see the hype. As I was looking about on who all the authors were I knew at least two of the blogs The divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva and Rants From Mommyland. I knew that them two automatically had to be funny.
So I went ahead bought the book and dove right into it. From the beginning I literally was laughing so hard that I had to stop reading. I would repeat the story to my husban
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Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Background: This anthology is brought to you by a vast array of mom-bloggers who are awesome enough to share their stories and troubles of parenting with the world.

Review: I have to say that I am not a parent, but this book was really insightful. These moms are hilarious, entertaining, and educational in their short stories about their parenting lives...and I do mean all parts of parenting. From baby birthing stories, to woman doctor visits, how to live with young kids and how to keep your sanit
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Tanya (mom's small victories)
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you're a mom or a mom-to-be, this is a hilarious collection of short stories about motherhood. Each mom blogger brings a very dynamic, honest, heartfelt and downright funny moments of motherhood. From the challenges of sleepless nights with a newborn, the constant battle with a teenager keeping their room clean, to becoming their mothers, these moms have covered it all, the good, the bad and the ugly. Things you might not have ever thought would happen to you...until it does.


I think this woul
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Joseph Rizzo
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
The authors accomplished what they set out to do...connect with ordinary mothers...and fathers (but mostly mothers) to let them know that they are all going through similar trials. The stories may be different but the lessons are the same, prepare to give up everything, prepare to be embarrassed and tested beyond your wildest imaginations. Prepare to love these children more than you ever thought possible. You will laugh out loud and think of the things that your little one(s) have done.

I have h
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Laura
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very funny collection of essays about the insanity of being a parent.
I liked the little descriptions of each blogger who contributed, as well as their essays, and how the general tone was non-competitive, supportive, and dramatic. It felt like hearing stories from a friend or stories I tell on myself, with only *slight* exaggeration for effect. I loved this book. I read it yesterday and my face still hurts today from laughing so hard!
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
So funny! It's like the best of each contributor's work. I would recommend this book to all moms---if you're not a parent you may not get some of the humor, but as mother to a toddler I found it hilarious!
Becky
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious for moms! I could totally relate to some stories, but others were just as funny since I could imagine these situations happening. As long as you don't mind the language, it is a hoot!!!
Kimberlee Sinclair
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! If you're a parent and have a raunchy sense of humor - read this book!
Angie
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't?

This is a hilarious book from multiple "mommy bloggers" who tell it like it is-really honest and funny
Pam Dise-Moran
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious - a must read for any mom - you have been there ... And they will make you laugh at yourself :)
Ashley Thuillier
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-reads
I loved this book, but that's probably because I could relate to 90%. A great read for moms who aren't 'perfect' and want to feel like someone out there understands then.
Chrissy Kruger-gruendyke
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Quick and easy. You will find yourself laughing to tears from these essays. Such a good compilation! Definitely recommend to any mom having a bad day!
Carolyn Duran
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure - one blogger is a personal friend. That being said, I thought this was a great set of stories - funny and relatable!
Jennifer Maben
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This should be mandatory reading for all moms or moms to be!
Sarah JF
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Haven't laughed out loud this much since I read Chelsea Handler!
Tiffany Marin
Motherhood is easily the toughest, most rewarding, funniest job you'll ever love. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are terrible. You can't even take time to go to the bathroom without being interrupted! I think every mother has, at some point, said this: "I just want to pee alone!" I Just Want to Pee Alone is a collection of humorous essays from 37 of the most popular, funniest mom bloggers on the internet. Included are stories from the authors of People I Want to ...more
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“From the moment I was first pregnant, and those around me insisted that treats such as cold cuts and nail polish could cut my unborn child's potential IQ in half, I got into the habit of NOT seeking out the little things that brought me joy. Like soft cheese. And getting too close to a Starbucks.

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