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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

Julia Sweeney

Julia Sweeney, the delightful former cast member of Saturday Night Live, takes listeners into the depths of her family in this hilarious and unique parenting book. Since her time on Saturday Night Live, where she created the infamous androgynous character "Pat," Julia Sweeney has gone on to establish herself as a witty, captivating performer of one-woman shows, like God Said Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God. She gave a TED talk sharing how she explained the birds and the bees to her eight-year-old daughter, Mulan, which ignited an incredible response. Now, when it comes to talking about motherhood, people want to hear what Julia has to say. If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother is her compilation of stories, revealing her painfully funny adventures and her poignant personal story of deciding to adopt as a single woman, her transition to traditional family after she married and took on the new role of at-home mother, and her insightful open-eyed wonder at the whole concept of motherhood for herself and others, too. From being mistaken as her daughter's grandmother to her theory that people who can't make friends often resort to making children, Julia imparts a cutting edge, contemporary take on parenting, displaying a definite appreciation for the absurd. Poignant, provocative, and wise, Julia writes about parenting as only she can, laying out her mother-daughter experiences with religion, nannies, pets, schools, and much more. A joy to listen to, this is one of the most amusing, and at times powerful, modern books on parenting.

Julia Sweeney, the delightful former cast member of Saturday Night Live, takes listeners into the depths of her family in this hilarious and unique parenting book. Since her time on Saturday Night Live, where she created the infamous androgynous character "Pat," Julia Sweeney has gone on to establish herself as a witty, captivating performer of one-woman shows, like God Said Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God. She gave a TED talk sharing how she explained the birds and the bees to her eight-year-old daughter, Mulan, which ignited an incredible response. Now, when it comes to talking about motherhood, people want to hear what Julia has to say. If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother is her compilation of stories, revealing her painfully funny adventures and her poignant personal story of deciding to adopt as a single woman, her transition to traditional family after she married and took on the new role of at-home mother, and her insightful open-eyed wonder at the whole concept of motherhood for herself and others, too. From being mistaken as her daughter's grandmother to her theory that people who can't make friends often resort to making children, Julia imparts a cutting edge, contemporary take on parenting, displaying a definite appreciation for the absurd. Poignant, provocative, and wise, Julia writes about parenting as only she can, laying out her mother-daughter experiences with religion, nannies, pets, schools, and much more. A joy to listen to, this is one of the most amusing, and at times powerful, modern books on parenting.
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Julia Sweeney, the delightful former cast member of Saturday Night Live, takes listeners into the depths of her family in this hilarious and unique parenting book. Since her time on Saturday Night Live, where she created the infamous androgynous character "Pat," Julia Sweeney has gone on to establish herself as a witty, captivating performer of one-woman shows, like God Said Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God. She gave a TED talk sharing how she explained the birds and the bees to her eight-year-old daughter, Mulan, which ignited an incredible response. Now, when it comes to talking about motherhood, people want to hear what Julia has to say. If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother is her compilation of stories, revealing her painfully funny adventures and her poignant personal story of deciding to adopt as a single woman, her transition to traditional family after she married and took on the new role of at-home mother, and her insightful open-eyed wonder at the whole concept of motherhood for herself and others, too. From being mistaken as her daughter's grandmother to her theory that people who can't make friends often resort to making children, Julia imparts a cutting edge, contemporary take on parenting, displaying a definite appreciation for the absurd. Poignant, provocative, and wise, Julia writes about parenting as only she can, laying out her mother-daughter experiences with religion, nannies, pets, schools, and much more. A joy to listen to, this is one of the most amusing, and at times powerful, modern books on parenting.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:57