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!