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When Did I Get Like This? : The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-chicken-nugget-buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never be

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"Amy Wilson's hilarious, tender memoir...had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking." -Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project From the creator and star of the one-woman off-Broadway show Mother Load, comes When Did I Get Like This?, a screamingly funny take on being a modern woman, wife, and mother told with "a level of hilarity that even non-moms can appreciate" (Time Out). Amy Wilson's poignant and provocative, utterly outrageous look at "the Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be" has already earned an appreciative response from Three-Martini Playdate author Christie Mellor, who calls it, "As entertaining as it is reassuring."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061963968
  • 9780061963964
  • 539,394

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"Wilson's got a light comic touch, but also traffics unflinchingly in the gross and the sad." -- Entertainment Weekly "When Did I Get Like This? is a funny, heartwarming account by [a] frazzled young mother of three. This book will help [new mothers] remember that the worst day with children is better than the best day without them." -- The Washington Post "Amy Wilson's hilarious, tender memoir of all the ways her children drive her crazy--and she drives herself crazy--had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking." -- Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project "An honest, personal, and often hilarious collection of short, beautifully written chapters. As entertaining as it is reassuring." -- Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate "Reading Amy Wilson's book is like meeting your favorite new mom friend: She's whip-smart, charming, enviably capable but as self-doubting as the rest of us, and very, very funny." -- Pamela Paul, author of Parenting, Inc. "Like Annie Hall wearing a nursing bra!" -- New York Times (on the stage play)
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Back cover copy

What kind of mother feeds her kids dinosaur chicken nuggets . . . three times a week? What kind of mother lets hand washing slide after using the toilet, as long as it was just Number One?

When Did I Get Like This?
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About Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson created the one-woman show Mother Load, which started in 2007 and has been touring the country ever since. As an actor, she has performed on Broadway, as a series regular on two sitcoms, and in dozens of other plays and films. Her writing appears regularly in Parenting magazine, as well as Redbook, Babytalk, babble.com, and CNN.com's "Living" page. But her favorite productions are her three young children, whom she raises with her husband in New York City.
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Rating details

1,470 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 20% (296)
4 36% (531)
3 30% (439)
2 11% (169)
1 2% (35)
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