You know what made me ridiculously happy this week? Getting an email from my friend Cindy telling me she not only finished writing a book, but that it’s published and she wanted me to review it. Oh happy freaking day!!!
Have you ever watched a movie, or watched a TV interview with a celebrity, or read a book and just knew you would be best friends with that person if you could only meet them in real life? That’s how I feel about Cindy. I don’t even know how I found her blog, but I am so thankful I did. Her blog is one of those where, when it pops up as new in my reader, I let out a squeal of joy and excitement. Her writing is truly prolific and real and funny. Having a whole book full of her writing? Scrumptious.
I loved it.
Bad Mommy Moments is not just another mommy blogger book. It is a treasure that I wish I would have had when my kids were young so I could have laughed, cried and maybe not felt so alone. In her book, she captures the reality of being a new mother so perfectly and eloquently that you will feel like you are right there with her, leaky breastfeeding boobs and all. It transported me back to those moments and alternately made me feel sad that those moments were behind me and happy that I survived them and won’t have to experience them again.
If you have been a reader of my blog for a while, then you know I appreciate honesty. Sometimes life sucks. Sometimes motherhood blows. Sometimes being married is for the birds. Cindy captures all of that in her prose about life. It is life, plain and simple and ugly and beautiful all at the same time. As my husband often says, parenthood is the worst and also the best thing that will ever happen to you. Cindy’s book captures both sides of the parenthood coin.
I think the sign of a really wonderful book is that you can’t put it down. You can’t wait to get back to it. You think about it in between and for days after you’re finished. You laugh, you cry, you ponder, you feel. All of these things happened while reading Cindy’s book. I only make time to read at night before I go to bed and I finished it in two nights. I stayed up late last night because I just had to read one more chapter. And one more. And one more. That, in my opinion, speaks volumes about this book.
If you decide to read this book, not only will you find yourself laughing and crying along with her motherhood adventures, you will find yourself baffled by her cat-napping neighbor (as in kidnapping the cat) and chuckling while reading about her daughter’s terrible twos. I hope you will check it out. You can read a sample here.
I am honored to have the chance to give away two copies of her book to my readers. I have a hard copy and e-book to give away. To enter, simply leave a comment and indicate which format you’d prefer. I have the e-book and it’s marvelous. Although I’m going to have to buy a hard copy so when I finally meet Cindy in person, and we become best friends, she can sign it.
I hope that one day, when I finally finish my book, it will be half as good as Cindy’s. Thank you, CK, for honoring me with a copy of your book and your blogging friendship.
sounds like a great book i’d love to read! i’d take either to e version or the hard copy. thanks!
Well clearly you just figured out what your next step is in life my friend… “Write on” girlfriend, write on! Before you know it, you’ll be hopping on the book circuit plane, her book snuggled next to your book and you can sign each others over whatever flavored vodka drink you choose! This sounds like a brilliant book, and another one of those “meant to cross path” friendships that only prove how fate is one smart bastard 😉 Cheers to your friend- can’t wait to read it and get caught up in her good book!!!!
I’d love to read this book! I’d take either the e-file or hard copy. 🙂
She does have a great blog!! The book sounds awesome too.
I would love the hard copy to send to my sister in law who is a new mommy. She really needs to laugh!
So thrilled for CK – and really grateful for your review! 🙂
I want I want!!! Either one!!!
As I had a “bad mom” moment yesterday— like having them put all their Halloween candy in a trash bag because they didn’t take naps and I’m still recovering from surgery and I NEEDED a nap myself yesterday (20 minutes later I felt the guilt coming on and we then sorted all the Halloween candy into buckets and I told them they could get their candy back…. if they earned it. We shall see if they nap today 😉 I would LOVE to read this book! Hard copy please or I could always borrow my mil’s Kindle 🙂
awesome! I love her blog, too 🙂 I’d love the ebook!!
I would love a hard copy! You sure have sparked my interest on the book! Sounds wonderful!
I would appreciate an e-book. Oh, and by the way, not to be stalker-ish but I feel the same about you be your blog. I was just telling Beth WA that I want to be your friend in real life. HA!
Hard copy please!
Sounds like a good one. I’d like the e-book.
Love her blog! (and yours too!) I would love the hardcopy 🙂
Thank you so much, Tiffany. For agreeing to read my book and for a review that I can’t read without getting teary-eyed. Most importantly, thank you for being such a good friend. I cannot wait to return the favor when your book is done. I know it will be fantastic.
And thank you everyone for your encouragement and well-wishes. Can’t wait to pass along copies of the book!
Can’t wait to read this! If you haven’t already done this, I would love the hard copy :o)
I heard Cindy was publishing a book and could hardly wait to read it! I’m chomping at the bit over here!!! I’m also anxiously awaiting the finish of your book – I know it will be amazing. I love and respect you both so much as writers 🙂 Thanks for the review of CK’s book – you’re making me more excited to get it!
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