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Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection is about life with the woman who redefined the term helicopter mom.

There is nothing more wonderful than a mother's love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you're perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?

No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel - her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate's mom would do next.

Now, in Mother, Can You Not?, Kate pays tribute to the woman whose helicopter parenting may make your mom look like Mother Teresa. If fans think Kate's mom's texts are insane, they will laugh out loud at the anecdotes her daughter shares in this collection. From embarrassing moments (like her mother's surprise early morning visit, catching Kate in bed with her crush) to outrageous stories (such as the time she moved cross country to be near Kate's college) to hilarious mantras ("NO STD TEST, YOU WON'T BE GETTING SEXED!"), Mother, Can You Not? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they're ruining them in the process).

©2016 Kate Siegel (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Mother you are awesome

Since stumbling upon @crazyjewishmom back when there was just a handful of other people following I have been entertained constantly. The book provides the same humor, and is so incredibly laugh out loud funny that I had to touch up my mascara twice. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone ...except those who are offended easily because they have no sense of humor and wouldn't get the jokes.

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Lol awesome book!

She got my mother, daughter and I relationship to a T and we are not Jewish lol.

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Hilarious and Heartwarming!

I have been following the #crazyjewishmom account for awhile now and it provides me and my own mother with daily laughs and relatable posts! I have been patiently waiting for this book to finally come out and now that it has I am so glad I got it on audio! I laughed so hard while listening to this and couldn't help but relate to almost every chapter (except my mother is Polish). This is a 5-star book and I recommend it to anyone!

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So much fun! Love her mom!

Great fun! The stories are a riot. My mom was just like Kim, this made me miss her even more!

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Loved it - and it reminded me to do my kegels

This is a great book. Kate does an excellent job of transitioning from story to life lesson, and the performances were hilarious. It's witty and honest - I feel like I know Kim & Kate personally. I wish it had been longer! I can't wait to see where Kate goes in her career from here. Kim has some great advice, and this is definitely a pass-along book. Great job @crazyjewishmom!!

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I wished there were more stories!

Kim is absolutely hysterical. The narration from Kim and Kate really enhances the book. It's like having a conversation with old friends.

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couldn't get enough if this book. hope there

couldn't get enough of this book hope there is more books in the near future

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Hilarious

Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish! I Can't wait to read what Kate does next!

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Very funny book :)

Great! i loveed the book :) very funny book crazy jewish mother instagram live :)

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Hilarious!!!

Couldn't stop laughing! Great stories, I wish there was more to listen to. I really enjoyed it

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