Don't Wait Up: Confessions of a Stay-At-Work Mom

Liz Astrof (Author)
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Product Details

Gallery Books
Publish Date
July 30, 2019
6.0 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Liz Astrof is an award-winning executive producer and one of the most successful sitcom writers in television today. She has worked on The King of Queens, Raising Hope, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, Becker, and many more. She lives in California with her family.


"Astrof is like the hilarious, did-she-really-just-say-that friend you would kill to have at school pickup--the one that makes you explode in gleeful, scandalized laughter. She goes there--and the parenting genre is never going to be the same."--Jancee Dunn, author of How Not to Hate Your Husband After Having Kids
"The author delivers one punchline after another... Droll wit and profundity swirl together in a revealing memoir from a successful comedy writer."--Kirkus Reviews
"Liz Astrof is wickedly funny, which is an overused term, but I feel should be solely reserved for Liz. She lets you into her life and doesn't try to sugarcoat it. It's unflinchingly honest and so effortlessly hilarious. I can't tell if Liz is insane or not, which, I swear, is a compliment."--Justin Halpern, New York Times bestselling author of Sh*t My Dad Says
"No one makes me laugh harder than Liz Astrof. This book is the best combination of her biting humor, self-deprecating wit, and so so so much heart. It had me in tears from page one. This is a must-read memoir for anyone who has a mother or is a mother or knows a mother. Even if you can spell 'mother.'"--Emmy Award-nominated actress and comedian Molly Shannon
"Refreshingly honest and hilarious! Astrof says out loud what so many parents are afraid to admit."--Karen Alpert, New York Times bestselling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes
"I found this book utterly disturbing. Not because of Liz's unique take on motherhood, a self-proclaimed Stay-at-Work Mom, but because in a million years I will never write anything this funny. And that is unacceptable."--Emmy Award-winning actor Jack Burditt
So funny, so relatable, just... genius."

--Emmy Award-winning actress and television host Sara Gilbert
"Raw, bold, heartbreaking, ridiculously funny, and wildly inappropriate--I would expect nothing less from Liz Astrof. As someone who's seen the inside of her diaper bag--I can tell you, the stories are all true."--Actress Whitney Cummings
"A hilarious and heartfelt essay collection... sidesplitting. Though Astrof's collection is often trenchant in its look at her own difficult childhood, it is also permeated with a sense of love for her kids, and is sure to resonate deeply."--Publishers Weekly
"Successful comedy writer and television producer Astrof has put together a forthright, laugh-out-loud collection of essays that lets you in on a little of what makes her shows like 2 Broke Girls or The King of Queens so much fun. . . Hilarious and, of course, as well written as any good sitcom episode, Don't Wait Up is a great read for all the moms who also aren't quite sure what to make of motherhood, and for anyone else who likes a laugh."

"Don't Wait Up is a funny, fascinating memoir of mothering that will definitely keep readers up way past their bedtime, laughing and sometimes crying page after page."--BookPage
"An exceptionally funny and charismatic voice... Her [Liz Astrof's] candid essays in Don't Wait Up address life's ordeals with acerbic wit, but never reduce her experiences to a laugh track... Written with a sharp pen and an open heart, Astrof's work is heartbreakingly poignant and funny as hell."--Shelf Awareness
"[Astrof's] love for her family shines through as she offers a brutally honest look at motherhood, marriage and work, rarely losing her sense of humor even while totally exasperated. . . [She] is gorgeously shameless, honest and funny, and manages to be insightful and poignant at the same time."--The New York Post