Ahhh, the holidays: a time of joy, celebration, serenity, and peace… Unless, of course, you have children.
Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving The Holidays is filled with everything you need to survive the fall/winter rush of cheer in style… without having a mental breakdown.
From relatable, hilarious essays on everything from the Santa myth to being seated at the dreaded kids’ table, to easy-to-follow recipes that might include just a little something special to take the edge off (can anyone say Kahlua?), to fun and accessible gift ideas, this book is your ticket to peace of mind—and a laugh—during the busy, crazy holiday season.
Contributors to Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving The Holidays include some of your favorite Scary Mommy voices, along with some that might be new to you, too:
Kim Bongiorno • Christine Burke • Abby Byrd • Andrea Condodemetraky • Sarah Cottrell • Janie Emaus • Victoria Fedden • Nancy Friedman • Anna Gebert • Deborah Goldstein • Alice Gomstyn • Sharon Green • Jessica Griffin • Maria Guido • Toni Hammer • Natalie Hoage • Harmony Hobbs • Amy Hunter • Julie Lay • Kathryn Leehane • Jennifer Lizza • Lola Lolita • Alessandra Macaluso • Leslie Marinelli • Hannah Mayer • Jessica Mayer • Amanda Mushro • Jennifer Weedon Palazzo • Tarja Parssinen • Robyn Passante • Crystal Ponti • Lily Read • Jennifer Scharf • Alisa Schindler • Tammy Scott • Jennifer Simon • Allison Slater Tate • Jill Smokler • Rita Templeton • Vicky Willenberg • Joelle Wisler • Megan Zander. Pretty impressive line up, I think.
Need more reason to purchase the book? A portion of all sales will benefit Scary Mommy Nation’s (an official 501(c)3 charity) Thanksgiving Project, striving to ensure that every Scary Mommy can celebrate Thanksgiving with her family.
I mean, seriously, what are you waiting for?!
“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 Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies,) a collection of all-new essays debunking more than twenty pervasive myths about motherhood. She’s here to give you what few others will dare: The truth.
Confessions of a Scary Mommy is a New York Times bestselling collection of original essays that take an irreverent look at the underbelly of parenting — things most moms would never admit, but feel every day.
“Get ready to ditch those Prada shoes (and anything else nice you own) and face reality—you haven’t had a brutal boss until you’ve had a baby. Put this book at the top of your diaper bag.” — Lauren Weisberger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
“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
“If you need an irreverent, hysterical and oftentimes too-close-for-comfort look at motherhood, you need Scary Mommy.” — The Huffington Post
The book has been released in the following countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Korea, Germany, China, Korea, Russia, Turkey and Esotonia.