Lucky for you, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir by Tracy Beckerman comes out today. I love that this memoir is titled a momoir. I encourage you to buy it TODAY and read it TODAY. I read it yesterday in one sitting. Tracy Beckerman is a mom, blogger, writer and humorist. She has an amazing ability in this book to say what we all think of motherhood in a way that is so darn funny, you will laugh out loud throughout. In the book, Tracy aptly shows a full range of emotions from poignant to irreverent. My Jewish Mom readers will LOVE the bris scene- let’s just say you will howl with laughter.
This quote from the publisher perfectly sums up the book, “At once irreverent, hilarious, and keenly observed, Lost in Suburbia is about what you give up to become a mother—and what you get back.”
A few quotes to show you why you are rushing to buy this today:
When she is pulled over by a policeman with her daughter in the car, “He gave me a dubious look and then lowered his oversized mirrored Ray Bans. If I hadn’t been dressed in my bathrobe, I might have actually made a snarky comment about his 80′s style sunglasses. But people who live in fluffy, blue bathrobes shouldn’t throw stones.”
When she is at work after having her son, “… I looked up to see him staring intently at my breasts and I snapped. “Unless you need some milk for your coffee, I suggest you focus on this sorry ass script you wrote.”
“I’m not crazy. I just look that way. Now, where are my bunny slippers.”
Please read this Memoir/Momoir right now and then let me know which quotes are your favorites. I look forward to Tracy’s future books covering her kids going to college, empty nesting, menopause, grandparenting, etc.
Penguin Books provided a digital review copy of this book. All opinions and love are my own.
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