When I was a kid, I wanted to be an author. I wrote books constantly (even won some awards for a few of my elementary school novels). But, strangely, once I got to college, I didn’t pursue writing at all. I went in a different direction with no regrets.
It’s funny to me that after all of these years (nearly 20 since I finished college), I am writing daily, although I still have no hopes of ever actually getting published. I am completely satisfied with sharing my thoughts, however insignificant, right here.
But, there’s something in me – a spark, maybe – that gets excited knowing that my friends are writing books. And in this world I live in, more and more of the people I know are being published. It’s so cool!
Lucky for all of you, Jill is a friend (and an altogether generous person, anyway), and has offered a SIGNED hardcover copy of her brand new book, which is being released tomorrow, April 3, 2012.
From the back cover:
Of course you adore your kids. Of course you would lay down your life for them. But be honest now: Have you ever wondered why possessed you to sign up for the job of motherhood?
The book started out as something simple, and purely Jill, on her blog, ScaryMommy.com. Jill has a talent for telling things like they are, no sugar coating needed. And moms relate. So many moms were relating with her little confessions that Jill created a whole section of her blog for people to share their confessions, large and small. What happened was something amazing (and sometimes a little scary…).
Here’s a taste of some of the confessions that are featured in the book:
- Sometimes I just let my children fall asleep in front of the TV.
- If I can’t survive my daughter as a toddler, how the hell am I going to get through the teenage years?
- I end up doing my son’s homework. It’s wrong, but so much easier.
- I pretend to be happy but I cry every night in the shower.
- I clock out of motherhood at 8 P.M. and hide in the basement with my laptop and a beer.
- I know why some animals eat their young.
- Sometimes I wish my son was still little—then I hear kids screaming at the store.
Jill responds to these situations with commentary and stories the like of which that can’t be found in any other parenting book. You’ll put the book down feeling like you’ve just gotten off the phone with a good friend, thankful that you’re not alone in this motherhood game.
Win a signed copy of Confessions of a Scary Mommy
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All you need to know to connect with Jill:
- Check out Confessions of a Scary Mommy on Amazon
- Prefer the Kindle edition? Jill’s got that, too.
- Read Jill’s incredibly witty blog, Scary Mommy
- Join 227,000 people and follow @ScaryMommy on twitter
- Read the first two chapters of Confessions of a Scary Mommy
Disclosure: Jill sent me an early copy of her book with no strings attached. Because we’re friends. Jill is also providing the giveaway copy of her book. All opinions are my own. Just a word of warning to those with sensitive ears: The Confessional and blog often contain colorful language, so be careful who’s reading over your shoulder…
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