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.