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Title:
Confessions of a domestic failure : [a novel] / Bunmi Laditan.
ISBN:
9780778330684
Publication Information:
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira, [2017]

©2017
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330 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary

Summary

Instant Bestseller

"Freaking hilarious. This is the novel moms have been waiting for."--Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood."--Booklist (starred review)

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere

There are good moms and bad moms--and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.

When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?

With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.


Author Notes

Bunmi Laditan is an avid contributor to Mothering.com, Parenting.com, The Huffington Post and iVillage.com. She enjoys writing about her family and offering advise on raising children. Her titles include: Confessions of a Domestic Failure, The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting, and Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Laditan's novel will strike a hysterical and compassionate chord with new moms. Once upon a time, Ashley Keller knew what eight hours of sleep was. Now, she's an exhausted stay-at-home mom to her eight-month-old daughter, Aubrey, while her husband, David, builds his dream advertising agency. When mommy blogger extraordinaire (and Ashley's personal guru) Emily Walker announces a contest alongside her new book, Motherhood Better, Ashley is thrilled to be chosen to participate in the "Motherhood Better Bootcamp." Ashley's desperate to become the dream mom she had always fantasized she would be. Satirizing the unrealistic expectations that society places on mothers to be one and all, Laditan hits the high mark for hilarity and humanity. While at times ungrateful about her life, Ashley still manages to recognize the precious gift she's been given in Aubrey and the moments of pure love amid the chaos. Laditan writes with a comic gift, giving readers a hilarious send-up of mommy culture in today's world. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.