Mommy Cusses: Inspiring Profanity and Stimulating Sarcasm for Mamas Who’ve Seen It All
by Serena Dorman
For fans of Go the F*ck to Sleep, Mommy Cusses is a hilarious novelty parenting book full of tell-it-like-it-is quotes, snarky lists, and too-true anecdotes that will resonate with new moms everywhere.
For new-ish mothers who need to laugh at the absurdity of parenting so they don’t cry, who are looking for a we’re-in-this-together sense of solidarity, and who don’t have time to read a “real” book, here is a hilarious and highly relatable collection of mom malarkey. There are real-talk quotes, helpful lists (such as “How to Look Like You Have Your Act Together”), “mom-tivities,” and quizzes, all delivered with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Packaged in a handy trim size with colorful illustrations throughout, Mommy Cusses is the perfect gift for moms and moms-to-be who need some comic relief.
My thoughts: Ok, for those of you out there wondering if this book is worth bothering with…I certainly felt that way reading it. It’s been more than a few moons since I was a young mom dealing with all of the little kid stuff, but I certainly haven’t forgotten how it felt at the time. This book turned out to be so funny and irreverent, with just the right amount of cuss words thrown in to keep it legit. Where was this book when I was dealing with all that stuff back then? This would have helped, for sure. And it would make a fun gift for a friend who is still going through those years. Most of the time I find that so called humor books turn out to not be all that funny when I actually read them. But this one cracked me up, and sarcasm is my favorite, so it really is a winner in my eyes. It’s very creative with it’s views on childhood and parenting. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Serena Dorman, and the publisher.
Publisher: Chronicle Books – 112 pages
Publication: Apr 6th, 2021
My rating: 4/5 STARS
About the author– Serena Dorman is a writer, popular digital content creator, humorist, and the sweary author of the blog Mommy Cusses. She is a contributor at Scary Mommy and Sammiches & Psych Meds, and has had her writing featured on many major parenting websites. She resides in Washington state with her husband and two children.
IIlustrator: Paige Vicker