Ask me what's for dinner one more time Inappropriate thoughts on motherhood

Meredith Masony

Book - 2020

"Meredith Masony founded That's Inappropriate in 2014 as an innocent and humorous way to chronicle her chaotic days as a working mom, child wrangler, and busy wife. It soon evolved into a massive, dynamic community of parents-now nearly three million strong-brought together by their shared belief that parenthood and marriage don't have to be perfect. Now, in Ask Me What's For Dinner One More Time, Meredith shares her collection of witty essays on the universal frustrations of... being a mom in today's world, presenting her laugh-out-loud perspective on sex, aging, anxiety, friendship, and much more. Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson, Laura Clery, and Jen Mann, these essays provide laughter, relief, validation, and "a metaphorical hug for all of those moments you spend crying on your bathroom floor, thinking that you are failing at the hardest job on the planet.""--

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Subjects
Genres
Humor
Essays
Published
New York : Gallery Books 2020.
Edition
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xxi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781982117962
1982117966
Main Author
Meredith Masony (author)
  • Introduction: Welcome to inappropriate thoughts on motherhood
  • I love my children... I love my children: a mother's mantra
  • I'll take household chores for 800, Alex (a Jeopardy category nobody wins)
  • Family time: we need to enjoy every fucking minute, or else!
  • Real friends are the best friends: here's why
  • My husband's love language is sex (and other things I've learned in 17 years of marriage)
  • Anxiety and motherhood go hand in hand: enjoy!
  • I don't want to trade in my perky breasts: aging gracefully in a filtered world
  • You are a motherhood expert: I'm not kidding
  • Different-needs parenting in 2020
  • Who knew being a mom was so damn lonely?
  • It's just a phase...son of a bitch! The whole thing is a series of phases!!!
  • Is this the end???
Review by Booklist Reviews

Parents are stressed out. They spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy working to provide their children with the best opportunities, education, and experiences available. Mothers, in particular, often bear the brunt of this, trying to please and care for everyone except themselves. While in the trenches of raising three young children, instead of being happy and fulfilled, Masony felt restless and alone until, at 34, she was diagnosed with an esophageal tumor and experienced a sudden perspective change. "Life is way too short to try to please everyone. Life is way too short to give up dreams. We get one shot. She's made it her life's mission to share this outlook with other moms and now with readers, too, writing from the heart. Authentic, hilarious, and brutally honest, she touches on subjects like taking an unbearable family road trip, dealing with crazy toddlers, different-needs parenting, and navigating marriage and sex after kids. At a time when parents may feel more overwhelmed and isolated than ever, Masony reminds readers that they are not alone. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Meredith Masony founded That's Inappropriate in 2014 as an innocent and humorous way to chronicle her chaotic days as a working mom, child wrangler, and busy wife. It soon evolved into a massive, dynamic community of parents-now nearly three million strong-brought together by their shared belief that parenthood and marriage don't have to be perfect. Now, in 18 to Life, Meredith shares her collection of witty essays on the universal frustrations of being a mom in today's world, presenting her laugh-out-loud perspective on sex, aging, anxiety, friendship, and much more. Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson, Laura Clery, and Jen Mann, these essays provide laughter, relief, validation, and "a metaphorical hug for all of those moments you spend crying on your bathroom floor, thinking that you are failing at the hardest job on the planet.""--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The founder of That’s Inappropriate, an online parenting community with over four million followers, shares her collection of laugh-out-loud essays on the universal frustrations of being a mom in today’s world. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From the founder of That's Inappropriate'one of the most popular parenting blogs on the web'comes a hilarious, genuine, and relatable essay collection on the ups and downs of motherhood. Meredith Masony founded That's Inappropriate in 2014 as an innocent and humorous way to chronicle her chaotic days as a working mom, child wrangler, and busy wife. It soon evolved into a massive, dynamic community of parents'now nearly three million strong'brought together by their shared belief that parenthood and marriage don't have to be perfect.Now, in Ask Me What's for Dinner One More Time, Meredith shares her collection of witty essays on the universal frustrations of being a mom in today's world, presenting her laugh-out-loud perspective on sex, aging, anxiety, friendship, and much more. Perfect for fans of Jenny Lawson, Laura Clery, and Jen Mann, these essays provide laughter, relief, validation, and 'a metaphorical hug for all of those moments you spend crying on your bathroom floor, thinking that you are failing at the hardest job on the planet.'