Because it will be awesome. Because you won’t be able to put it down. Because you will laugh your arse off then cry, shaking your fist at the world’s injustices, and then laugh again, and then generally feel delighted that you are not alone in all the parenting mayhem.
Also because we’re in it.
But no, really. We’re totally objective when we say this a wonderfully curated anthology of spectacularly good essays put together by talented editor (and CMP contributor) Rita Arens with a foreward from Redbook editor-in-chief Stacey Morrison.
You’ll find gems from the likes of Alice Bradley of Finslippy, Amy Storch of Amalah, Mir Kamin of Woulda Coulda Shoulda (Hey! that’s CMP’s "Mir"!), and our own superhero alter egos, Mom-101 and Motherhood Uncensored. You’ll also get a little counterbalance to all the estrogen from the erudite Laid-Off Dad.
If you’re already a parent blog fan, you’ll love new and adapted essays from two dozen of the brightest voices in the blogosphere and probably uncover some new ones to add to your feed reader. If you think blogging parents just write about diapers and what their kids ate that day – well, you’re in for a surprise. Alice’s opening piece could take on David Sedaris’s funniest New Yorker essay any day of the week.
Preorders start today at Amazon. Yay! –Liz and Kristen
Congratulations to Florencia V, Jean W, and Tanya – each won a copy of Sleep is for the Weak!