Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier’s uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, with the Cursing Mommy - beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and nine - trying (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass.
What would have made The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days better?
Nothing could make this book better. The first f bomb was slightly funny, but after that ... sheeesh! Can you say over kill?
Would you ever listen to anything by Ian Frazier again?
Would you be willing to try another one of Cynthia Nixon’s performances?
Yes, I thought she did a fine job. Her voice is clear and provides the right climate for the book.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Sadness for the main character.
Any additional comments?
The story could be funny, but too many f bombs along with a pathetic list of characters.
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