Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel -- Review

Monday, July 4, 2016


Title: Mother Can You Not?
Author: Kate Siegel 
Pages: 255
ISBN: 1101907045
Publishing: Crown Archetype - April 5, 2016

Summary: 
Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term "helicopter mom"
 
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?
 
No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel—her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting. 

From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate's gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate's menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).  - Goodreads


Review: 
I absolutely loved this book. It isn't one of those "suck-you-in-can't-put-it-down" kind of books, but I enjoyed just picking it up here and there for a chapter or two and a guaranteed good laugh. Kate has such a ridiculously unique relationship with her mom that makes you wonder if it could even be real. 

Every time I sat down to read the book, I started cracking up. I thought my mom and I talked about way too much information, but we don't even compare to Kate and Kim. They discuss everything from spanks to birth control and everything in between. I thought this book could possibly just be a repeat of all of the photos Kate posts to instagram, but it was so much better. She goes into the full stories behind her posts and gives details that are sure to make you laugh until your ribs hurt. 

In short, I really enjoyed Mother, Can you NOT? and would definitely recommend it to people looking for a relaxing and hilarious read. I can only imagine the books to come from Kate and her mom Kim. I look forward to reading more about their hilarious life, so here's to hoping Kate gets married and writes her next book about planning her wedding with her Crazy Jewish Mom! 

Rating 4/5 

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books.

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