Item description for Cracked at Birth: One Madcap Mom's Thoughts on Motherhood, Marriage And Burnt Meatloaf by Kathryn S. Mahoney...
Kathryn Mahoney was undeniably "cracked at birth" and we're glad! Join her as she shares her hysterical personal essays on everything from giving birth to a kitchen, to surviving the slings and arrows of outrageous toddlers. It's a wild ride through parenting, marriage, and chaos you'll never forget.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
ISBN 1932279199 ISBN13 9781932279191
Reviews - What do customers think about Cracked at Birth: One Madcap Mom's Thoughts on Motherhood, Marriage And Burnt Meatloaf?
Universal Truths & Embarrassing Secrets Dec 14, 2005
From The Rebel Housewife to One Madcap Mom...I felt an instant kinship with Kathryn Mahoney. She writes fast-paced, clever essays on universal truths and embarrassing secrets of motherhood -- and the lady is funny. From totally relate-able riffs on Reality TV, modern-day children's birthday parties, and our eerily number-ized society to WYSIWYG Woman (which I whole-heartedly support!), CRACKED AT BIRTH offers fantastic diversion and out-loud laughs to overwhelmed Moms everywhere -- CRACKED AT BIRTH would be a great gift to those women in your life.
-- Sherri Caldwell, Humor Columnist & Reviewer, Co-Author, The Rebel Housewife Rules: To Heck With Domestic Bliss!
Fun to read! Nov 30, 2005
Kathy was funny in high school and she has gotten funnier! She is a modern Erma Bombeck. My husband picked up the book and started chuckling as he began to read. We need to keep a sense of humor in the midst of the chaos of family life. Kathy has a knack for putting the adventures into words that we all can relate to and laugh at. A great read for Moms (and Dads too!)who are trying to maintain their sanity through the ups and downs of everyday life in the trenches.
True to Life! Nov 25, 2005
This book is just great... true to life stories with a humorous twist! A good read when traveling for any parent!
cracked me up! Nov 16, 2005
A friend gave this to me as a "baby #3 gift". It was so nice to just sit and laugh about all the craziness of motherhood. It's nice to know I'm not alone!
Cracked me up! Oct 27, 2005
Some lives were just made to be made fun of. Some lives are so wacky, so silly, so undeniably cracked up, you just can't help but chuckle. Kathryn S. Mahoney is living one of those lives.
Kathryn Mahoney, who thinks she was CRACKED AT BIRTH, takes time to sit back and good naturedly marvel at the absurdity in her life. And, like the next door neighbor who keeps us in stitches with her zany tales, Mahoney shares the absurdity with us - one laughable story at a time.
CRACKED AT BIRTH is a collection of Mahoney's essays from her humor column, "Sunny Side Up," which has been running in six newspapers published by Nashoba Publishing of Devens, MA, since 2001. In this lighthearted essay collection, Mahoney tackles such hilarities as:
*Attempting yoga with children in the house
*The feeling of being invisible
*How to make your husband leave the room
*Valentine's Day romance failures
Mahoney seems to have mastered the art of being funny without being too sarcastic. Her style is refreshing and fun, and nearly all of her essays end with a feeling that, given the choice of any other life and family on the planet, she'd still choose the life and family she has. Her essays are warm and endearing, with just enough silly thrown in to make them irresistible.
While CRACKED AT BIRTH is consistent - none of her essays are weak or boring - Mahoney's funniest work revolves around her husband and the relationship between the two of them. Far be it from Mahoney to engage in man-bashing - she'd rather lovingly poke fun at the things that make her hubby so adorably male. This slant on love, marriage, and romance is a refreshing style for all those women who adore their hubbies but sometimes just can't help but shake their heads and chuckle over something they've said or done. Mahoney should follow CRACKED AT BIRTH with another humor book ("Cracked at Marriage," perhaps?) filled with nothing but marriage and romance-related essays.
Make no mistake, however; CRACKED AT BIRTH points out the sunnier side of so much more than love and marriage. Mahoney has no qualms ribbing her kids, her mother, even herself! It is this quality that gives her work tantalizing breadth.
Good for a light read and perfect for the bookshelf of any aspiring humorist, Kathryn S. Mahoney's CRACKED AT BIRTH will tickle your funny bone and maybe even make you look at your own cracked life in a little sunnier light.