Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies)

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“Hilarious, brutal honesty about parenting.” — New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black.

 

Newly pregnant and scared out of her mind, Jill Smokler lay on her OBGYN’s examination table and was told the biggest lie she’d ever heard in her life: “Motherhood is the most natural thing in the world.”

 

Instead of quelling her nerves like that well intentioned nurse hoped to, Jill was instead set up for future of questioning exactly what DNA strand she was missing that made the whole motherhood experience feel less than natural to her. Wonderful? Yes. Miraculous? Of course. Worthwhile? Without a doubt. But natural? Not so much.

 

Jill’s first memoir, the New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy, rocketed to national fame with its down and dirty details about life with her three precious bundles of joy. Now Jill returns with all-new essays debunking more than twenty pervasive myths about motherhood. She’s here to give you what few others will dare: The truth.

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“Honest, heartfelt wisdom . . . [that has] given untold numbers of parents the comforting knowledge that they’re not alone.” —Baltimore Magazine

 

“Any mother who doesn’t stifle a million knowing laughs . . . needs to make sure her funny bone wasn’t accidentally sucked into the diaper genie.” — Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Jill has blown the lid off what should and should not be said when discussing the experience of motherhood. . . . [She] dares to say the things that most mothers have thought, but few have had the courage to admit.” —ABCnews.com

 

“A spot on hysterical look into the world of mommyville. Had me nodding my head in agreement and holding myself like a restless toddler because I didn’t want to put it down. Which, I do not recommend since you may actually pee yourself.” — Baby Center

 

“If motherhood is starting to feel like a story without a plot, my advice is to pretend you’re sick and lock yourself in the bathroom with this book. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

 

“Jill offers up the perfect antidote to overly earnest parenting guides. It’s like comfort food for anxious moms, served with a side of snark.” — Cynthia Copeland, author of The Diaper Diaries and Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

 

“Confessions of a Scary Mommy is THE book you should be giving all moms-to-be and new mothers so they can get that notion of being “perfect” out of their mommy brains as soon as possible. Jill’s book is a collection of the best confessions from her site, as well as some personal stories about becoming a mom and some of her own challenges and thoughts to put it all in perspective. Reading those confessions is pretty addicting and they make you feel pretty darn good.” — CafeMom.com

 

“Funny, charming, engaging and highly prone to making me laugh my head off.” — Babble.com

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