The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days: A Novel
Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing Mommy—beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and eight—as she tries (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller's and Sylvia Plath's: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lkernagh - LibraryThing
I have never read any of Frazier's contributions to The New Yorker magazine or his humour collection Coyote v. Acme. I placed a hold on a copy of this audiobook purely on a whim and because of it's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - froxgirl - LibraryThing
Just flat out hilarious. Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron would approve. For those of you who are volunteers at your children's schools, it's a must read. Read full review