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Hell Is Other Parents: And Other Tales of Maternal Combustion (edition 2009)

by Deborah Copaken Kogan

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TitleHell Is Other Parents: And Other Tales of Maternal Combustion
AuthorDeborah Copaken Kogan
Tagsread, nonfiction, memoir, essays, e-book, 2013review, 3.75/5 
CollectionsYour library, E-books
Rating***1/2
ReviewMost nonfiction has subtitles for a reason, and it’s a good idea to pay attention to them. In the case of Deborah Copaken Kogan’s personal-essay collection, Hell is Other Parents, you’re going to encounter more “other tales of maternal combustion” than the snarky observations about modern parenting that the title implies. That said, the main title isn’t misleading. There are snarky observations about modern parenting in “Hell is Other Parents,” “La Vie en Explose,” and “The Adolescent Vulcan” (a double entendre of sorts--Kogan’s son Jacob played the young Spock in Star Trek (2009)), but Kogan herself is the object of some of them, and her life as a parent is largely incidental to pieces like “The Big Chills” and “The Graveyard of Old Beaus,” a followup of sorts to Shutterbabe, her earlier memoir of her life as a globe-trotting photojournalist.

More: http://www.3rsblog.com/2013/01/book-talk-hell-is-other-parents-by-deborah-copake...
Publication date2009
PublicationVoice (2009), Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN1401340814 / 9781401340810
Number of volumes1
Number of copies1
Pages224
Dimensions7.9 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
Weight0.5 pounds
LC ClassificationHQ755.83.K64
Primary languageEnglish
Commentsebook (iBooks): ISBN 978-1-4013-9454-7
SummaryHell Is Other Parents: And Other Tales of Maternal Combustion by Deborah Copaken Kogan (2009)
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