Sunday, June 12, 2016
Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel
Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term "helicopter mom"
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?
No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel—her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting.
From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate's gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate's menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).
Mother, Can You Not? is a cute, quick, funny book that I totally wasn't expecting! I actually had never heard anything about this book or the Instagram account that it is based on until I saw it on the Blogging for Books website. The description sounded amusing so I was excited to read it. I actually laughed out loud a few times while reading this book! It was funnier than I expected!
With that being said, I'm not a huge fan of the language and innuendos that were in this book. The humor kept me reading it but I don't know how often I would recommend this book due to those things.
*Note: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.