When Did I Get Like This?

The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be

by Amy Wilson

On Sale: 04/19/2011

When Did I Get Like This?

The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be

by Amy Wilson

On Sale: 04/19/2011

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About the Book

“Amy Wilson’s hilarious, tender memoir…had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking.”
—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

 

From the creator and star of the one-woman off-Broadway show Mother Load, comes When Did I Get Like This?, a screamingly funny take on being a modern woman, wife, and mother told with “a level of hilarity that even non-moms can appreciate” (Time Out). Amy Wilson’s poignant and provocative, utterly outrageous look at “the Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be” has already earned an appreciative response from Three-Martini Playdate author Christie Mellor, who calls it, “As entertaining as it is reassuring.”

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Critical Praise

“Wilson’s got a light comic touch, but also traffics unflinchingly in the gross and the sad.” - Entertainment Weekly

When Did I Get Like This? is a funny, heartwarming account by [a] frazzled young mother of three. This book will help [new mothers] remember that the worst day with children is better than the best day without them.” - The Washington Post

“Amy Wilson’s hilarious, tender memoir of all the ways her children drive her crazy--and she drives herself crazy--had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking.” - Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“An honest, personal, and often hilarious collection of short, beautifully written chapters. As entertaining as it is reassuring.” - Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate

“Reading Amy Wilson’s book is like meeting your favorite new mom friend: She’s whip-smart, charming, enviably capable but as self-doubting as the rest of us, and very, very funny.” - Pamela Paul, author of Parenting, Inc.

“Like Annie Hall wearing a nursing bra!” - New York Times (on the stage play)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061963964
  • ISBN 10: 0061963968
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 04/19/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • BISAC2 : HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations

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