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If it's not one thing, it's your mother / Julia Sweeney.

By: Sweeney, Julia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.Description: viii, 246 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781451674040 (hardcover); 145167404X (hardcover); 9781451674057 (trade pbk.); 1451674058 (trade pbk.); 1451674066 (ebk.); 9781451674064 (ebk.).Subject(s): Adopted children -- California | Motherhood -- California | Parenting -- California | Adopted children | Motherhood | Parenting | CaliforniaDDC classification: 362.734092 | B
Contents:
Prologue -- Week one: unto me a child is given -- If it's not one thing, it's your mother -- Just tinking -- Channeling food -- China sweeney -- Strong and beautiful -- Letters from camp -- Week two: independence -- Three Chinese nannies -- Arden -- Big strollers are bad -- Three boyfriends and reflections on a high school crush -- The birds and the bees -- A fan letter -- Sphexy -- Week three: death -- The decline and fall of practically everybody -- Starter gods -- Pussy -- Baby on board -- The color of skin -- Phone bill -- Week four: dependene -- My nemesis -- A proposal at Starbucks -- An education -- Hinky dink is sinking -- Tomorrow they arrive.
Summary: While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.--From publisher description.
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Prologue -- Week one: unto me a child is given -- If it's not one thing, it's your mother -- Just tinking -- Channeling food -- China sweeney -- Strong and beautiful -- Letters from camp -- Week two: independence -- Three Chinese nannies -- Arden -- Big strollers are bad -- Three boyfriends and reflections on a high school crush -- The birds and the bees -- A fan letter -- Sphexy -- Week three: death -- The decline and fall of practically everybody -- Starter gods -- Pussy -- Baby on board -- The color of skin -- Phone bill -- Week four: dependene -- My nemesis -- A proposal at Starbucks -- An education -- Hinky dink is sinking -- Tomorrow they arrive.

While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.--From publisher description.

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