Advance praise for The Bad Mother’s Handbook
“The Bad Mother’s Handbook reminds us that there is neither the perfect time nor the perfect way to be a mother, and that life, in fact, is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. For the sheer laughter and love and crankiness of the entire parenting endeavor, spend some time with the three generations of Cooper women. This is a book for anyone who’s ever been part of a family (and you know who you are).”
–Whitney Otto, author of How to Make an American Quilt and A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity
“Precious few are ever truly ready to become a mother. For the rest of us, thank God, there is The Bad Mother’s Handbook. In a juggling act as impressive as motherhood itself, Kate Long manages to brilliantly balance equal parts heartbreak and hilarity in a novel that you will love unconditionally.”
–Sarah Bird, author of The Yokota Officers Club
“The Bad Mother’s Handbook is a bittersweet comedy, a glimpse into the lives of three generations of women that gives the reader a poignant reminder of the highs, the lows, and the sheer bewilderment we all experience in love, life and growing up. A must read for mothers and daughters everywhere.”
–Gemma Townley, author of When in Rome . . .
“This is a book to press tearfully on all your friends saying how much it will make them laugh. Kudos to Kate Long!”
–Sarah Salway, author of The ABCs of Love
From the Hardcover edition.