Amateur Hour

Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An emotionally honest, arresting, and funny collection of essays about motherhood and adulthood....

"Being a mother is a gift."

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Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington’s poetic and funny world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood, not necessarily in that order. It’s a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues where timeless debates are resolved such as Pro/Con: Caving to PTO Bake Sale Pressure (“Pro: Skim the crappiest brownies for myself. Con: They’re really crappy.”) 

With accessibility and wit, she captures the emotions around parenthood in artful and earnest ways, highlighting this time in the middle - midlife, the middle years of childhood, how women are stuck in the middle of so much. It’s a place of elation, exhaustion, and time whipping past at warp speed. Finally, it’s a quiet space to consider the girl you were, the mother you are, and the woman you are always becoming.

©2018 Kimberly Harrington (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hilarious, relatable, and a great plane listen

At a new mom, this was exactly what I needed to hear. Things that I could laugh along to, cry to, or just wonder how they will play out in my own life. The performance was enjoyable, and the words were memorable.

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