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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Review & Blog Tour Stop: When Did I Get Like This? By Amy Wilson

When Did I Get Like This? By Amy Wilson
Book Description: When Did I Get Like This? is the hilarious story of one mother’s struggle to shrug off the ridiculous standards of modern parenting, and remember how to enjoy her children

Over the last seven years of long days with little children, I have had many moments of joy, calm, and peaceful reverie.
This book is about the other moments.
Before I became a mother, failing at something did not shake my fundamental belief in my capabilities as a human being. But now that I am the mother of three children under the age of seven, I have one overriding daily thought: I suck at this.
What kind of mother feeds her kids dinosaur chicken nuggets? Three times a week? What kind of mother lets hand washing after using the toilet slide, as long as it was just Number One? And then I wonder: When did I get like this? Why do I doubt my parenting abilities, day after day? Why does motherhood, a job as old as Eve, have me teetering daily on the edge of sanity?
With each new stage of motherhood, I tell myself I will never again be suckered by the question, “Don’t you want what’s best for your children?” And yet, time after time, I am. Sometimes, I am right to obsess. Other times, the record will show, it has been distinctly counterproductive.
I’m working on it . . .

About the Author: Amy Wilson is the author and performer of the one-woman show Mother Load, which started off-Broadway, and has been touring the country ever since. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony-Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and has appeared in dozens of other plays in New York City. On television, she was a series regular on Norm and Daddio, and appeared on Felicity, Ed, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, Boston Common, and All My Children. Her film credits include Kinsey, Kissing Jessica Stein, Keeping the Faith, and Ira and Abby.
Her writing appears regularly in Babytalk magazine, on, and on’s “Living” page. Her favorite productions are her three young children, whom she raises with her husband in New York City.

Here's What I Think: This book speaks to every single woman who swore they would never become their own mother but inevitably did anyway! I love Amy's voice in this book, it reads like a couple of girlfriends chatting over a much need latte in the bookstore while their kids harass the story-time reader. She doesn't pull a single punch in this very realistic, not to mention hilarious book about the real world as mom! All those things that you were sure you were the only person to ever feel, think or experience are laid out in this great read. If you are a mom - you need to read this book. You will laugh, you will cry and you will totally relate to some part of this book.

Disclaimer: Although I did receive this book for review purposes, I was in no other way compensated to publish this post.
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  1. I'm adding this to my "to read" list. Sounds like a fun read!

  2. I think this would make a great gift for a bunch of my girlfriends, especially with Mother's Day coming up tomorrow.

    Thanks for being on the tour! I'm so glad the book was such a great read.

  3. This would make a great gift for me! I can't tell you how often I feel like this. I now live with my mom, and I can see even more and more how I am like her. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.

  4. Thanks so much for this lovely review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book. I'm following you on Twitter now so looking forward to connecting with you there!


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