A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood

3.38 avg rating
( 47 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780615577319: A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood

Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She's been parentally challenged ever since. For the last six years, Malloy has been amusing readers with tales of motherhood, relationships and mid-life. She waxes profound, and occasionally profane, on issues that touch every Real Mother's life - from diapers to dating. Malloy recounts her wild ride through the Stream of Consciousness Zone of Parenting to getting caught by her teens and, quite possibly, Scarring Them for Life. Denise Malloy inhabits a world that most parents will recognize, but few have described quite so honestly, or hilariously.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

"Denise Malloy gives us a deliciously snarky, loving, and brutally honest look at REAL motherhood. Not one to pretend our little bundles of joy don't also bug the crap out of us, Denise tells it like it is. For those of us in the thick of "It" (as one tends to refer to one's child when blaming one's partner), we can know we are not alone, and if Denise is any indication, we don't have to throw out our sense of humor with the bath water."
- Katie Goodman, comedian, creator of "Broad Comedy," and author of Improvisation for the Spirit.
 
 
"In this hilarious collection where wry humor and loving warmth prevail, Denise Malloy's foray into parenthood puts her at the pinnacle with Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry. A must-read for anyone who ever laughed or cried over being a kid or a Real parent."
-Lauri Olsen, Author of Cold Moon Honor, Whispers on the Wind
 
 
"Denise Malloy has one of those remarkable outlooks that can turn any situation into comedy.  I never miss the chance to read her column in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and when I picked up her book, A Real Mother, I happily settled in for a good laugh. Perhaps it strikes a chord because I, too, am a MOM and every scenario that Denise pens has the tendency to sound familiar. Whether you are a mom, dad or a former kid, there is bound to be a story in this repertoire that will make you chuckle and as my Grandmother used to say, 'laughing is good for the soul.'"
-Jennifer Lowe-Anker, mother, artist and author of Forget Me Not
 
 
"Denise Malloy reminds readers that you don't have to be crude or edgy to be gut-bustingly funny. Call her a modern-day Erma Bombeck, but somehow she manages to consistently slice and dice modern-day living with good old-fashioned humor.  While no pet or human in her family is excused from her keen eye for the absurd (and then writing about it), she perhaps shines brightest when poking fun at herself - which she does, often."
-Megan Ault Regnerus, Managing Editor, Montana Quarterly and Balance Magazines, blogger, minor catastrophes
 

"If Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck had a Kentucky love-child, her name would be Denise Malloy."
- Chrysti M. Smith, host of the radio series "Chrysti the Wordsmith," produced at KGLT-FM in Bozeman, Montana
 
 
"Required reading for parents of all ages. Denise Malloy hits the all the right notes while relating the highs and lows of being a Mom."
-Michele Corriel, freelance writer and author
 
 
 

About the Author:

After working as a lifeguard, a Peace Corps Volunteer, a middle school teacher, a switchboard operator and finally, an attorney, she is uniquely qualified to do absolutely nothing. That is why she writes.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 10.00
US$ 11.45

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Malloy, Denise
Published by Real Mother, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Real Mother, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 214 x 149 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She s been parentally challenged ever since. For the last six years, Malloy has been amusing readers with tales of motherhood, relationships and mid-life. She waxes profound, and occasionally profane, on issues that touch every Real Mother s life - from diapers to dating. Malloy recounts her wild ride through the Stream of Consciousness Zone of Parenting to getting caught by her teens and, quite possibly, Scarring Them for Life. Denise Malloy inhabits a world that most parents will recognize, but few have described quite so honestly, or hilariously. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Malloy, Denise
Published by Theoklesia, LLC (2012)
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Theoklesia, LLC, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Malloy, Denise
Published by Real Mother, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Real Mother, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 214 x 149 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She s been parentally challenged ever since. For the last six years, Malloy has been amusing readers with tales of motherhood, relationships and mid-life. She waxes profound, and occasionally profane, on issues that touch every Real Mother s life - from diapers to dating. Malloy recounts her wild ride through the Stream of Consciousness Zone of Parenting to getting caught by her teens and, quite possibly, Scarring Them for Life. Denise Malloy inhabits a world that most parents will recognize, but few have described quite so honestly, or hilariously. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Malloy, Denise
Published by A Real Mother (2012)
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A Real Mother, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Malloy, Denise
Published by A Real Mother
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A Real Mother. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 136 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.8in. x 0.7in.Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. Shes been parentally challenged ever since. For the last six years, Malloy has been amusing readers with tales of motherhood, relationships and mid-life. She waxes profound, and occasionally profane, on issues that touch every Real Mothers life - from diapers to dating. Malloy recounts her wild ride through the Stream of Consciousness Zone of Parenting to getting caught by her teens and, quite possibly, Scarring Them for Life. Denise Malloy inhabits a world that most parents will recognize, but few have described quite so honestly, or hilariously. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Malloy, Denise
Published by A Real Mother
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A Real Mother. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0615577318 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Malloy, Denise
Published by Theoklesia, LLC (2012)
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Theoklesia, LLC, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780615577319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Malloy, Denise
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97806155773191.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Malloy, Denise
Published by A Real Mother (2012)
ISBN 10: 0615577318 ISBN 13: 9780615577319
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A Real Mother, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0615577318

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds