I have written this post about three different times. I will fully admit that I am intimidated by the prospect of reviewing a work created by 37 creative, funny, honest, witty moms. A book that, when it arrived in the mail, had my wife laughing to the point of tears within 30 seconds of breaking the binding. A book that I didn’t get to read for several days because it was liberated by said wife – who continued to read, laugh, and repeat.
I Just Want to Pee Alone, written by “Some Kick Ass Mom Bloggers” is not for everyone. If you don’t have a sense of humor – don’t read it. If you have never been pooped or peed on (or aren’t getting ready to experience such niceties) – don’t read it.
As evidenced by my wife’s reaction, moms will relate to and enjoy this book. But they are not the only ones. I enjoyed the book. And though I have never experienced the pregnancy, the hormones, the waxing (thank goodness), the shaving, the nursing, or the (how can I put this mildly) bodily changes – I appreciated each of these essays.
What got me was that underneath the layer of humor, in each essay there was a sincere, authentic reflection of a personal motherhood experience. Many made me appreciate my wife more. Parenting, or in the case of this book, motherhood, can, at times, be a lonely, unforgiving experience. Sometimes you need to vent. Sometimes you need to laugh. Sometimes you just need to share. Sometimes you need to express yourself without a filter. This book does all of that.
What is great about this collection is that it is comprised of short essays – which makes for convenient reading in between parenting duties. It is a quick read with a hardy laugh guaranteed.
Dads- Now if you really want to gift this book right – wrap it up, leave it in the bathroom, take the kids to the park and let your wife enjoy the book in solitude. Just be sure to warn the neighbors of the impending shrieks of laughter that may resonate. Then when she finishes – read it yourself.
Moms- What are you waiting for? Go ahead and order this book. When you are done share it with a friend.
Why pee alone when you can do it while reading this book. Order now.
Did you finish the book and need more material to read? Or do you want a free preview? Visit each of the authors’ sites. Enjoy.
Special thanks to Kim Bongiorno for giving me an opportunity to review this book.