Item description for Mommy Land: Entering the Insanity of Motherhood by Victoria Pericon...
Think back to your high school years. Remember the mean girls who didn't want you to even walk by their table in the cafeteria? Those days aren't over. The mean girls are just all grown up. Welcome to Mommy Land.
Greetings from Mommy Land where women morph into catty high school girls, form cliques and won't let you play date with them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
ISBN 1932279202 ISBN13 9781932279207
Reviews - What do customers think about Mommy Land: Entering the Insanity of Motherhood?
Huge Disappointment Feb 7, 2007
This book was such a huge disappointment. Having experienced the good and bad sides of mommy cliques, I thought the idea of this book was so great and I was really looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, this wasn't a funny and inspired take on the "insanity of motherhood" at all. It was a judgmental and mean-spirited attack on what seemed to be as many women as the author could think of. I had to force myself to finish it, and only did so in the hopes that it would somehow redeem itself in the end (it didn't). Each "character" in the book is an extreme caricature of a real person, snarkily drawn around whatever characteristic they might have that offends the author (ie is different from her beliefs about mothering). This is especially ironic because her main complaint about many of these women is that they are not accepting of those who are different from themselves. Yet, that is exactly how the author appears to the reader - as completely unwilling to look for the good in people who might not be exactly the same type of mother as she is. All of the mothers in my moms club and playgroups share some of the traits the author scorns in this book, but none of them are such cartoonish people as the characters in her books. And none of them are so quick to judge and find others lacking as are her denizens of Mommy Land (and as she appears to be herself, based on her scathing portrayals of the women in her book). It's so sad to think of everyone being labeled, categorized, and marked off as unworthy of friendship or respect just because they happen to feel differently than you do about breastfeeding, Bugaboos, or bedtime crying.
As a side note, I was astonished to see so many typographical errors in such a short book. Although the book is barely 1/4" thick and only took an hour to read, I lost count of all the errors and mistakes; it seems as if there was no editor or proofreader at all.
If you really want to give this book a chance, check it out from the library so you can put your money towards a higher quality title. Hopefully that way you won't feel as cheated as I did!
Great Book Jul 3, 2006
I highly recommend this book. It is hilariously fun and has great insight about the pressures of parenting today!
Funny! Funny! Nov 30, 2005
Hi Girls, it's Darla Shine author of Happy Housewives. If you want to have a few laughs read this book. I thought it was hysterical.