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I Want My Epidural Back Audiobook

I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting

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Publisher's Summary

Now that I'm a mom, I know the most painful part isn't getting something giant through your hooha. It's having a real live child.

If you are the kind of mom who shapes your kiddo's organic quinoa into reproductions of the Mona Lisa, do not listen to this book. If you stayed up past midnight to create posters for your PTO presidential campaign, do not listen to this book. If you look down your nose at parents who have Domino's pizza on speed dial, do not listen to this book.

But if you are the kind of parent who accidentally goes ballistic on your rugrats every morning because they won't put their shoes on and then you feel super guilty about it all day so you take them to McDonalds for a special treat but really it's because you opened up your freezer and panicked because you forgot to buy more frozen pizzas, then absolutely listen to this book.

I Want My Epidural Back is a celebration of mediocre parents and how awesome they are and how their kids love them just as much as children with perfect parents. Karen Alpert's honest but hilarious observations, stories, and quips will have you nodding your head and peeing in your pants. Or on the toilet if you're smart and listen to it there.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Karen Alpert (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Laurie Majewski 06-21-16
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    "Better w/o language"

    This would be a much better book if the language wasn't as bad as it is. Is there really a reason to use foul language to write a funny story?Should've done more reviewing before purchasing, my bad. Learned my less & will not finish or share book

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    Annonymous 05-10-16
    Annonymous 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining book about being a Mom"

    I went through a wide array of emotions. I didn't like some of the terms and language she used in reference to her kids, but I did like some of the ideas that she shared. It's nice to know another style of parenting and I did enjoy her bare all unfiltered narration.

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    Amazon Customer 05-06-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Good, honest laughs!"

    I loved hearing that we are all going through similarly hilarious moments with our families!

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    April 04-19-16
    April 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved listening to her :-)"

    Normally I wish I could sit down and read a book but loved listening to her read this to me. lmao many times :-)

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    Lane Everhart 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "another book already!! Karen is my new role mode!"

    Loved every single minute of this book, if you're even on the fence about the book just get it you will not be disappointed!!! I love this woman!!!

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    Amazon Customer 04-15-16
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    "worlds okayest mom"

    listened on my way from chicago to arizona for vacation. so much laughter, chuckles. relatable moments. etc etc etc!

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    "A definite listen, for all us "mediocre" moms!!!"

    I very rarely will actually write a review, I usually just click the stars and move on.... But if you have any sense of humor, kids less than 6ish, and constantly wonder if you're the only bat shit crazy mom that thinks they way to do, than this book is for you!!! I swear it's like she took actual pieces of my life and put them into a book! So many truly laugh out loud moments- and very refreshing to know I'm not the only "mediocre" mommy out there! I listened to her first book also, and really enjoyed it- but this one, was absolutely hysterical!! Can't wait to read all her adventures in her next phase of parenting!

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    shaun 04-07-16
    shaun 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE!!"

    Feel like pulling your hair out? Then download this book, lock yourself in the bathroom away from the kids and hubby and start to relax while you laugh your ass off! Karen I love you! And others should also!! She is funny, caring, truthful, a little crazy. and just all around amazing!! She helps remind us parents that yes there are ups and downs in raising kids but it's okay to wonder wtf sometimes. I relate to it all so much my husband Asks if I wrote this book as he listened in lol. I feel 100% better knowing I'm not the only one that wonders if I'll make it! So thank you Karen for having the b*lls to write it all down and share with the world!!

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    Kristin E 04-07-16
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    "Awesome "

    I loved it! Great follow-up to I heart my little a-holes. I thought it was hilarious. I don't have kids of my own but I do have nieces and nephews I'm around a lot so I could still relate to the stories.

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