Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words

Kimberly Harrington (Author) Gabra Zackman (Read by)
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An emotionally honest, arresting, and funny collection of essays about motherhood and adulthood...

"Being a mother is a gift."

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Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington's poetic and funny world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood, not necessarily in that order. It's a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues where timeless debates are resolved such as Pro/Con: Caving to PTO Bake Sale Pressure ("PRO: Skim the crappiest brownies for myself. CON: They're really crappy.") With accessibility and wit, she captures the emotions around parenthood in artful and earnest ways, highlighting this time in the middle--midlife, the middle years of childhood, how women are stuck in the middle of so much. It's a place of elation, exhaustion, and time whipping past at warp speed. Finally, it's a quiet space to consider the girl you were, the mother you are, and the woman you are always becoming.

Product Details

Price
$29.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.6 X 5.8 inches | 4.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781538519110
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About the Author

Kimberly Harrington is a regular contributor to McSweeney's Internet Tendency, the cofounder and editor of the parenting humor site Razed, and a copywriter and creative director. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and Medium. She lives in Vermont on purpose.

Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.