Idiots Marriage, motherhood, milk & mistakes
Book - 2022
"A fresh, hilarious, and relatable collection of essays about everything from motherhood and marriage to sobriety and work-life balance (or imbalance) from the nationally bestselling author of the "honest, complicated" (SheKnows) Idiot"--
New York :
- First Gallery Books hardcover edition
- Physical Description
- xii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Main Author
- Introduction. Idiots welcome!
- Come inside my vagina
- Oh, the places I've pooped
- The accidental lactivist
- Did I marry a narcissist?
- How do I fire myself?
- Me too, though
- Am I doing this right?
- Come inside my brain
- I'm rich, bitch!
- The neurodivergent bunch.
"I've already told you the exciting stories from my drug-fueled life.... Now all I do is breastfeed little aliens and go to bed at 9:30 p.m.," writes comedian Clery (Idiot) in this funny, crude collection. In "Come Inside My Vagina," she recounts livestreaming her first birth on Facebook in her customary raunchy humor: "between that and my second birth, over 82 million people have seen my punani—and I don't even have an Only Fans." "Oh, the Places I've Pooped" strikes a wistful note: "I wish more people talked about the ups and downs of parenting, and about what it's really like"; while "Did I Marry a Narcissist?" is a look at Clery and her husband's challenges with addiction and maintaining sobriety, including "the hardest story I ever had to tell" about infidelity. While Clery alludes to her son's autism diagnosis, it's not until the final essay that readers learn more of the story, which Clery writes about movingly: "I knew we needed to stop worrying and start helping him immediately." Clery is full of wit and can turn a colorful phrase, but it's the book's quiet moments of introspection and the author's commitment to live a better life that hit home. Clery's fans won't want to miss this. Agent: Larry Shapiro, Ensemble Digital Studios. (Apr.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly Annex.
An actress, influencer and comedian on social media offers a humorous, relatable collection of essays about the ups and downs of pregnancy, childbirth and being a great mom while managing a career, a marriage and sobriety. 150,000 first printing. Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 2
"A fresh, hilarious, and relatable collection of essays about everything from motherhood and marriage to sobriety and work-life balance (or imbalance) from the nationally bestselling author of the "honest, complicated" (SheKnows) Idiot"--Review by Publisher Summary 3
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA fresh, hilarious, and relatable collection of essays about everything from motherhood and marriage to sobriety and work-life balance (or imbalance) from the nationally bestselling author of the “honest, complicated” (SheKnows) Idiot.TRIGGER WARNING: TORN EVERYTHING! In her first book, Idiot, bestselling author Laura Clery gave us mind-blowingly personal life stories about addiction, toxic relationships, and recovery—establishing herself as the preeminent voice of infinite conviction meets zero impulse control. Here she is two kids later asking, “How did we get here?” Sex. Sex is how we got here. Laura’s life has changed a great deal since she wrote Idiot, but her hilarious candor has only increased with motherhood—plus she tells some of the stories she was too scared to tell in her first book (which is really saying something). In Idiots, Laura shares more than anyone ever asked for about:-Mucus plugs, vacuum extraction, and adult diapers -Dousing doulas, VagTime, and pelvic organ prolapse -Vaginismus, laxative overdose, and accidental lactivism -Placenta pills, mom brain, and vibrator manifestation -Nipple-twisting orgies and flinging a butt burrito in your doctor’s face -ADHD, autism, postpartum depression, and the wisdom of a ninety-eight-year-old sage named Anne -Unsolicited dick, sexual assault, and sister-drugging -Stephen’s cheating, Laura’s cheating, fights, and forgiveness -Choosing love over fear and healing the worldLaura does not hold back when it comes to sharing stories of screw-ups, triumphs, and learning from her mistakes. Whether she’s crying into a diaper in a Whole Foods parking lot or desperately soliciting advice from a random elderly stranger (who has most certainly considered a restraining order), Laura is able to laugh at herself even during her worst moments—more important, she makes us laugh, cry, and feel less alone in the world.