Book Review and Giveaway: I Just Want To Pee Alone.


UPDATE: The winner for the book giveaway is Elizabeth! Congratulations!


It all started when I came across a post from Patti at Insane In The Mom Brain. A few lines into reading and I immediately felt like I had found my future sister wife.

In a post from March, she wrote a letter to Felicity Huffman mentioning how much she’d love her to review a book which she contributed to, I Just Want To Pee Alone, on Felicity’s site, What The Flicka? You can read the hilarious letter here (it’s halfway down the page).

Although I didn’t speak to you guys, I’m sure you remember me. I was the really tall blonde with giant eyeballs who smelled like Vanilla and was trying to act like Felicity Huffman asks her to excuse her every day. No big deal.

I was in love with this woman but wasn’t sure what I could do. Sure, I write over at WTF? but don’t have any control over the content. Should I email Patti? Yes, yes you should, replied my husband.

Long story short, I emailed her, emailed my editor, and we got the review up on What The Flicka!! Yay! Felicity wasn’t able to review it after all as she was working so I was the lucky one to do the job and the book is HILARIOUS. I’m already reading it for the second time. Yes, it’s that full of awesomeness.

I Just Want To Pee Alone is a book of essays written by over 30 mom bloggers who have hilarious tales to tell about their experiences with motherhood. It’s one of the funniest books I’ve read in quite a while and I couldn’t put it down.

It’s a candid look at motherhood that will have you laughing so hard, it will leave you peeing your pants.

And let’s face it, if we didn’t laugh about the trials and tribulations, we would be in a corner crying and rocking ourselves back and forth with a glass of wine in hand. Wait, we do that anyway, don’t we?

In the book, there are such gems as:

In The Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Penis – About the best birth control options after 4 kids.

How Moving Made Me Want To Become a Carnie – Why finding and buying a house sucks.

Embarrassment, Thy Name is Motherhood – Who could ever forget that embarrassing vaginal ultrasound with the condom rolled over the phallic shaped instrument? Amy, from Funny Is Family, had me laughing so hard at this story.

I Just Want To Pee Alone is the perfect book for mothers of young kids and adult children. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will have you laughing out loud.

All of the authors that contributed will be in an upcoming “Blog Love” post so you can check out these fabulous women. Sidenote: I have never used the words fabulous or fantastic my whole life. Then a few weeks ago, they somehow invaded my vocabulary. What the fabtastic fuck?!

Anyway, the fabulously fantastic Patti will be giving away an autographed copy to one of you!

This giveaway is for those in the Continental U.S. and ends on Friday, the 14th at noon PST. All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me what guilty pleasure you would  indulge in if you had an hour to yourself.

Good luck, everyone!

*The Clash

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31 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: I Just Want To Pee Alone.

  1. thedoseofreality June 10, 2013 at 06:27 #

    Thanks so much for this awesome review! It is fantastic…so glad you liked the book…we feel completely honored to be among such funny people! :)-The Dose Girls
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  2. HouseTalkN June 10, 2013 at 06:33 #

    “What the fabtastic fuck?!”…my new favorite phrase. I recently found the word “serendipity” flying out of my mouth. I usually roll my eyes at this word, but here I am using it every stinkin’ day!
    Thank you for the fantastic review!

  3. Tabitha Crow June 10, 2013 at 07:52 #

    I would totally read this book for an hour. I have requested our local library get a copy but apparently they are stuck up boneheads. If I didn’t have the book to read, I’d probably just spend the hour flipping channels and playing Angry Birds…..
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  4. Emily June 10, 2013 at 10:06 #

    If I had an hour, I’d take a book and drive myself down to the cupcake store, where I would sit and eat a variety of their mini-cupcakes while losing myself in whatever is between those pages. Sigh.

  5. Suzanne June 10, 2013 at 10:15 #

    Oh my. An hour to myself in the throes of separation anxiety with my 13 month old?! I’d get my hair cut. It hasn’t been cut in 7 months and it’s going to reach my ass soon! That way I can also read this book while getting it done.

  6. Amy - Funny is Family June 10, 2013 at 10:18 #

    I loved your WTF review of the book, and I loved this one even more! Thank you for your kind words.

    The only thing better than one sister wife is two, so make room for me.
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  7. Leslie G June 10, 2013 at 10:58 #

    A bath. One without ice or tub toys. Or peeing in the water.

  8. Amy Stauffer June 10, 2013 at 11:09 #

    A whole hour?!? I’d take a bubble bath complete with candles, a glass of wine, a great book and Nooo baby monitor!! Just an hour of blessed silence.. aaaahhhhhh

  9. Stephanie June 10, 2013 at 12:27 #

    If history serves correct, probably surfing the internet pretending I’m checking my email. Ideally, doing ANYTHING uninterrupted. I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s done from start to finish without having to stop and help anyone else!

  10. Bad Parenting Moments June 10, 2013 at 14:21 #

    Thanks for this fabtastical as fuck review! Also, thank you for the word fabtastic. If I had a free hour, I’d shave my armpits. And then, with my last 5 minutes, I’d read this review again.
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  11. Amanda June 10, 2013 at 14:50 #

    I would Read while sipping on some form of alcoholic beverage and eating a blizzard without being interrupted by mommy can i have a bite or what are you reading or the sound of the TV….just silence as I read a good book and enjoy mommy time.

  12. RachRiot June 10, 2013 at 14:51 #

    Not one but TWO reviews?! Thanks! You gals at WTF are the bee’s knees AND the thorax. But hey- Patti is MY sister-wife, so you watch it, sister-wifer-stealer.
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  13. Katrina June 10, 2013 at 14:56 #

    If I had an hour to myself I would have a nice bottle of Moscato, some yummy Gouda cheese and read the book uninterrupted 😀 Oh to dream of an hour to myself…

  14. Erika June 10, 2013 at 15:02 #

    i would find a job. Being jobless sucks.

  15. Jill P June 10, 2013 at 15:02 #

    So glad you discovered the fanfukntastic world of Insane In The Mom-Brain! There is never a dull moment and lots of pants peeing!!!

    If I had an hour to indulge, it would definitely be in a hot bath, with a (non breakable) glass of wine, and my copy of “I Just Want To Pee Alone”. I have read it once, and am totally ready for round 2!!! I will make sure to warn hubby this time, though, so he doesn’t come knocking again wanting to know if everything is “okay in there?”. Not sure what he thought, but there was so much snorting and wheezing and all kinds of loud raucous, that he got worried! Hahahaha!

  16. Amber June 10, 2013 at 15:15 #

    I’ve been wanting to get this book! If I had an hour to myself I’d like to get a margarita turn some 80s music up really loud and dance in my underwear!

  17. Amy June 10, 2013 at 15:18 #

    I would take a nap. My 3 year old never stops, she is just go, go, go all friggin day, this Mom is exhausted.

  18. Kyle Carlson June 10, 2013 at 15:20 #

    Bake some space cakes 😉

  19. Helen June 10, 2013 at 16:25 #

    Thank you for the review AND the opportunity to win an autographed copy of this book. I’ve been dying to read it. If I had an uninterrupted hour to myself, I think I would sit down & try to let the reality of the moment sink in. I would be incredulous. What is this strange experience? As it slowly registers on my brain that it is real, I’d start thinking of all the possibilities of what I could do with it…all of which would require way more than an hour to accomplish, which would then put me on overload & make me shut down. By then, most of the hour would be over, so I would give up the idea of actually being productive and just enjoy the bliss of the remaining stillness, quiet, and blissful sanity.

  20. Amber June 10, 2013 at 16:41 #

    An hour? Why, I would pee alone! Really! That would be wonderful. And then I would sleep. (Mother of 8y/o boy and 6 m/o girl)

  21. Tracy @ Momaical June 11, 2013 at 08:44 #

    Thank you for such a kick ass review and for totally being our FH pimp. You rule!
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  22. Nicole Leigh Shaw June 11, 2013 at 09:16 #

    Thanks for the review!!! Glad you liked the book enough to love on it twice.
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  23. Elizabeth June 11, 2013 at 09:33 #

    Oh, an hour all to myself?? Comfy pants and t-shirt, under a cozy blanket watching guilty pleasure tv! Doesn’t that just sound relaxing? Although my tv might self-detonate if I change the channel off NickJr! But I’m willing to take the risk if it means I could have Don Draper all to myself for an hour!
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  24. Krista Martin June 11, 2013 at 09:39 #

    I’d light about 20 candles in the bathroom, draw a nice bubble bath using my Warm Vanilla Sugar bubble bath stuff, turn the music on down low just to drowned out the sound of the total chaos & mayhem bound to be going on…on the other side of the bathroom door, & I’d read as much as I could of the book “I Just Want To Pee Alone”, of course! Oh..with a nice BIG glass of wine, too! (Hey, I can DREAM, can’t I? Lol.)

  25. Erin Wray June 11, 2013 at 09:40 #

    Only an hour? Then it would have to be watching True Blood.

  26. Bethany June 11, 2013 at 10:40 #

    Thanks for the awesome review! And for working your magic to get a review at What the Flicka?! Patti is hard not to love, isn’t she? So. Crazy. Funny.
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  27. MomChalant June 11, 2013 at 11:40 #

    I would indulge in many guilty pleasures but mainly stuffing my face full of cookie dough with my eyes glued to the TV.
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  28. Sonya June 11, 2013 at 13:09 #

    Great review 🙂 For an hour, I could effortlessly play games, lol.

  29. Eva June 13, 2013 at 03:49 #

    Wow, an hour! Alone?! It would responsible say spin into a cape wearing super mom and shower, vacuum, dishes, laundry, ya know blah, blah, blah. But this mom would do nothing, absotutin-lutely nothing! With a beautiful beach to catch a rocking tan, a personal buttler to wait on me for a change, private chef to cook anything other than chicken nuggets french fries and mac-n-cheese, a genie in a bottle to wish for more than an hour, have a super nanny so the tyrrants were tamed upon my return, merry maids to to do my work that i don’t get done while procrastinating, and of course have some sexy ass men fan me with a huge ass leaf all while drinking a froo-froo-girlie slushie cocktail with an itty bitty umbrella and a crazy straw.

  30. allyson June 13, 2013 at 09:53 #

    an hour of time…..for me? What is this language you speak? I would walk in a straight line in one direction for the whole hour…..because what are they going to do? Not give me at least another hour to return?!? Ha! In fact I may run….if I don’t pee myself and actually have the lung capacity to last more than 30 seconds.