The author and Emmy Award-winning writer and producer destroys the cultural myths and impossible expectations of modern-day motherhood and explores the humiliations, poignancies, and possibilities of midlife.
Some of Klein’s essays are light...while others dig a little deeper ... These voicey, funny essays give unexpected dimension to familiar topics ... Klein...fills in the picture of a woman at midlife who’s beginning to make sense of it all. This collection is as entertaining and heartfelt, personal and comic as they come.
Klein isn’t here to make motherhood look pretty, but she ends up making it look pretty great in the truest sense of the word, mixing laughs with poignancy and treating heavy topics with a brightening kind of honesty.
Klein takes a moving look at motherhood in this bold and irreverent collection. The 22 essays offer a refreshing take on parenthood, mixing brutal honesty, candid emotion, and humor ... Klein is full of surprises, and moments of hilarity often dissolve into unexpected glimpses of joy: her reminder that 'being a parent is a lot like having a dream.... Most of it, even when it’s ugly, is beautiful,' for example, lands with grace. Funny, clever, and full of heart, this one’s a gem.