Sunday, September 22, 2013

lost in suburbia

i had the pleasure of meeting the lovely tracy beckerman at a blogging conference about a year ago. i immediately liked her, not just for her friendly and bouyant personality but much more so for her hilarious sense of humor and sarcasm. she had me laughing...i appreciate that in people more than anything else.

when i heard that tracy had written a book, i had to read it. she kindly sent me her book to read back in may...yes...that many months ago. i had every intention of sitting down and reading it all at one sitting on a quiet sunday afternoon. then i woke up and realized i am the mother of five. my reading times are almost exclusively limited to those brief moments i lock myself in the bathroom and the twenty seconds between my head hitting the pillow at night and an instant exhaustion coma. 

here is where the acolades for tracy's book really begin. every time...and i mean that every time i picked up her book, lost in suburbia, i laughed...outloud. laughed. it was like my own little sarcastic, brutally honest happy pill in the form of a mommy memoir. that is about the greatest compliment i have ever given a book.

tracy sandwiches her entire journey into motherhood between stories about getting pulled over by the police...not once, but twice...and once in a duck print bathrobe. what is there not to love? she calls her nursing breasts udders, calls her butt "buttzilla", fakes the sound of a breast pump, and goes through all the crazies of first time parenting vividly sharing it all as an open book (pun completely intended). 

so, if you have a lazy sunday afternoon...or five minutes locked in the bathroom, pick up tracy's book. you won't be sorry. you will get a great laugh and you will find a girlfriend who isn't afraid to share all the gory details of motherhood while still ultimately painting a picture that includes tremendous love for her husband and children. it is filled with honesty and laughter...and someone you will want as a friend.

here is where your day just improved. we are giving away a copy of Lost In Suburbia to one reader. if you would like to win a copy of tracy's book, leave us a message on our facebook page at  good luck and happy reading!

giveaway ends september 24th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. open to residents of the US only.  prizes cannot be shipped to PO boxes.  winner will be selected by and be notified by email. winner have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. the book provided for the review was free of charge from the company. the book offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. my opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.  facebook, twitter and google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. i do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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