The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

Book - 2012
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Structured as a daybook of sorts, with the Cursing Mommy--beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and nine--trying (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller's and Sylvia Plath's: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374133184
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,22 cm.


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Nov 16, 2015

At first I found it funny then it grew old fast. Did not enjoy it and once I got to the mid point felt I had to finish. the last couple of chapters however I skimmed.

Oct 26, 2015

This book is hilarious! Has me laughing out loud, with tears streaming down my face.

Feb 02, 2013

Had only seen the Cursing Mommy column once in The New Yorker, so wasn't sure how good the book would be. Certainly for the first several pages, I was wondering why people find her funny. Then I started to get into it, and the entry for Feb. 9 made me laugh until I cried.... I think I might have to buy this book, and get copies for all my Clean-Talkin' Mommy friends. Partly I just love the surreal world the Cursing Mommy inhabits, with the strange grocery store and her children's school constantly having work days for families to go in and regrout the tiles in the washrooms, resurface the asphalt, etc., and her book group that seems to read exclusively books about how terrible the Bush administration was....until they discover books on how terrible the Reagan administration was.... Much fun to read. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of swearing....! (my favourite part....okay, I'm kidding) - Signed, An Average Middle-Aged Mom (except in true Canadian fashion I prefer to be known as "Mum")

Jan 31, 2013

Well, this certainly is an odd book, but not really in a good way. It's about a stay-at-home mom who is the Cursing Mommy. It's pretty much a one-joke book that wears thin after the first few pages, but really gets old by page 245. Yes, the mommy curses on every page and almost every paragraph and uses the F word more than the worst Army drill sergeant. But that's not really the problem. The book is at times anxiety producing and at other times just plain boring. This book gets a D rating from me (although an F rating would be true justice!).

Jan 19, 2013

Funny and foul. Not for those who are offended by bad language. This is a very light amusing read. Maybe the perfect thing for your average middle aged mom.

daria_molchanowa Dec 16, 2012

Very relaxing and at the same time really intriguing reading! Highly recommend it, especially to the housewives or to women who want to unload their mind with some light book.

bdemian Nov 14, 2012

Hilarious, foul-mouthed heroine.

leafsfan67 Nov 07, 2012

I expected the cursing, of course, but I found it more distracting than amusing and could only read the first 40 pages or so.

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