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The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold Audiobook

The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold: Mostly True Adventures in Housewifery

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Publisher's Summary

In The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold: Mostly True Adventures in Housewifery, Paige Kellerman follows up her hilarious debut - At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles - with the natural next step-taking on budgeting, babies, and trying to keep the day drinking down to a minimum while staying at home.

At the core, it's a story of a woman who worked in an office and didn't, instead working on trying to make money stretch like a two dollar pair of panty hose, upping her fashion game to include occasionally wearing pants, and using dull childproof scissors to cut out coupons and wads of gum from her kid's hair.

Listeners will learn how to:

  • Cry about student loans
  • Accept the futility of cleaning while children are awake
  • Make their spouse feel awkward, using only conversation
  • Dance in the grocery store

This hilarious follow-up is not a "how-to" on being the perfect parent, but rather a tale of one woman running the house like a boss-that is, when she's not scraping failed Pinterest-inspired experiments out of the crockpot, filling the bird feeder and waiting for rogue squirrels, or inhaling the smell of a laundry sheet like a Snuggle-scented sedative. Housewifery just met its match.

©2015 Paige Kellerman (P)2017 Paige Kellerman

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    Anonymous 08-16-17
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    "Share it with freinds"

    Overall, this is an entertaining listen. It could be considered a modern-day Ann Landers with a touch more humor. I'm actually a stay-at-home husband, so I could identify with many of the observations. It is a common theme to hear friends dismiss my job as audiobook narrator/producer and zombie novel writer as not really working.

    Some of the bits seemed almost forced at times like the attempt to bring out the humor was more important and it made me forget what she was talking about. I did like how she always referred to her spouse as simply "Husband". I enjoyed it overall and would share the title with friends.

    Ms. Hansen fit fine as the narrator, bet there were times when her voice would lull me out of the story and into a daydream. Of course, that could've just been the road as I listened to this as I drove to and from a dog show in my RV.

    This title was furnished by the author/narrator in exchange for an honest review. I don't write "fluff" pieces, so if I love or hate it...I will not be shy in telling you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 08-10-17
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    "I can see my wife in almost every page"

    Married for 15 years now and OMG can I see my wife in almost every page. From the internet friends, knowing a guy who knows a guy, the struggles of being a stay at home mom, a professional, a mom, a wife, etc. the author really grasps and conveys the feelings of housewifery. Loved the 7 Mondays. Get it. Listen to it. Laugh like crazy. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Jan 08-03-17
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    "Amusing Listen!"

    I so enjoyed this tongue in cheek listen. I found the musing of the main character to be realistic in the aspect that its hard to remember what day it is when being a stay at home mom. The author was new to me, while I've listened to the narrator previously. I think the author did a great job with the humor in this book. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I requested a review copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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    Maureen Carlstrom 07-30-17
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    "Hilarious Stroll Down Memory Lane!"

    I loved this listen! It totally took me back to my days of being a young, stay-at-home mom with my two daughters and working husband while struggling (and laughing....yes, sometimes through a few tears) at the realities of every day life. SO relatable and had me laughing out loud many, many times! The chapter about trying to live up to that Pinterest lifestyle had me howling!!! Rebecca Hansen did an excellent job with author Paige Kellerman's hilarious and heartwarming take on how life REALLY is for domestic goddesses everywhere! Bravo, Ladies!!!

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    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 10-03-17
    Dominique Cathedral City, CA 10-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great performance made the book funnier"

    The content in this book is sometimes cute, sometimes funny, sometimes over the top. But Rebecca Hansen's narration managed to squeeze every chuckle out of this book, and even a few that might not have been written into it. Bravo to the best narration I've heard in a while.

    The book is about a harried housewife and her daily toils. There were times when I wanted to slap her for obsessing on stupid things, misleading her husband about the budget, or forgetting her coupons at home. I think a good dose of focus (or Ritalin) would have made her a little more sympathetic and probably for a less funny book, but it's sometimes hard to feel sympathy for someone who is their own worst enemy.

    A few times, I shouted, make a f***ing list! But alas, there would be no book if this lady had her s*** together.

    But if you ever feel like a loser, this book will cheer you right up, so give it a spin and see just how well your life is going after all. It was still worth the credit, and I'd have happily paid for it even though I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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    BuildItLikeBeal 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Relatably funny even for a family guy!"

    This is a fantastically humorous look at the experience of an unwitting young lady as married life and motherhood steamroll over her naivete and initiate her into the "joys" of career motherhood and some well-earned maturity. The author's ability to write humor is an easy road trip for the listener with many laugh out loud moments as her experiences strike a resonant chord with those who have been there or are going through it.

    The narration was well done though my wife found the narrators voice a little hard to listen to. I didn't have any problem with it however.

    I was given a review copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review and opinion.

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    Rhonda 08-04-17
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    "stay at home moms will laugh"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not for me.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Some of it was funny and the narration was ok but it seemed like a lot of talk of laziness and incompetence to me. I mean, now I know how much a person can go on and on about how hard it is to get dressed every day!


    What does Rebecca Hansen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rebecca's performance was ok and this book won't stop me from listening to her again.


    Did The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold inspire you to do anything?

    I have no desire to become a stay at home mom now.


    Any additional comments?

    This book would probably be very funny to a new mom who stays home with her child. I'm sure she can relate to a lot of it. For anyone else, I'm not sure. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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    cyndi 08-17-17
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    "good story."

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Laura Collins SC, United States 08-15-17
    Laura Collins SC, United States 08-15-17
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises.

    The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

    If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

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    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 08-15-17
    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 08-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Ahhh"

    Sorry I really tried to get into this book. However, it was like listening to a reading of a comedy show. It just lacked any real story value to me. I kept waiting for the drum roll after each little story. Not my cup of tea sorry. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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