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Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other…

Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary…

by Brett Paesel

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Still reading this one but I am loving it. I have laughed with just about every chapter. Oh mommyhood.

For some this book may be a little shocking - it is no pristine look at being a mom. Funny as all get out though! ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Paesel is an actor who lives in LA. She's about my age, and the book is billed as a memoir. I have to read books like this, it's a compulsion. On the surface the author and I have only age and having bred in common. I kept feeling that way through the first half of the book, and admit to rolling my eyes more than once. Somehow though, Paesel's vulnerability started to win me over, and by the last chapter, in which I shared her feelings exactly, I was right in her corner. I applaud any mother who strikes out against the cookie-cutter mold we are pressed into by default and by assumption, and if Paesel's rebellion is not my own, we are still somehow akin. ( )
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For young single women, every night is Ladies' Night. For Brett Paesel and her friends, Friday happy hour is all they get--if they can wrangle a babysitter. Like most mommies, they support each other through pregnancies, sleep deprivation, and the need to talk about it all. Instead of meeting at the playground, they convene at the local watering hole while sipping Black and Tans and flirting with the cute bartender. With a poignant voice and a fresh style that makes this memoir read like the best women's fiction, Paesel navigates mommyhood in all its forms--the ecstatic, the terrifying, the tedious, the hilarious, the transcendental, and the sticky. Paesel's laugh-out-loud perspective will appeal to all women who are braving the new world of motherhood, where the secret question on their minds at playgroup is "When is it too early in the day to start drinking?"

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"The anecdotes of a modern mother and Hollywood character actress who unsuccessfully tries to reclaim her carefree past"--Provided by publisher.

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