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Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms For The Half-Insane Working Mom (2010)

by Kristin van Ogtrop(Favorite Author)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 2
0316068284 (ISBN13: 9780316068284)
Little Brown and Company
review 1: I've always loved Kristin van Ogtrop's editorial in Real Simple magazine, and have wanted to read this book for a while. I'm glad I waited until I was a working mother to read it, because that's the intended audience. She puts the book in a creative format (reads like a glossary) and has a funny, honest writing style. She explores the tensions of moms who work: the good, bad, and ugly that go along with dividing your precious hours between kids and career. Sad sometimes without meaning to be.
review 2: I definitely can identify with the situations in this book. As an often overwhelmed working mother, it was very comforting to realize that I am not the only one. There was some truly funny and insightful commentary and some pretty bland stuff too. The format w
... moreas a little unusual. I didn't really find the cross references interesting as a comic device. Written as short tidbits defining terms rather than a narrative. I most enjoyed the longer entries which were more narrative in format. less
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funny book and very relatable. but I was hoping for more of a story instead of a dictionary.
Humorous dictionary of working mommy life. Easy read and great for reading "on the go."
3.5 *Really* funny, but you could read half of it and get the jist.
Quick, entertaining read about the musings of RealSimple's editor.
entertaining read
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