Saturday, May 5, 2012

Momaholic Review

Honestly, I could not tell you the reason I picked "Momaholic: Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent" to review. My children aren't old enough yet to turn me into a "Momaholic" but I guess I thought I would get some insight into the future by reading this book. The author, Dena Higley, begins by talking about the lowest point of her life - almost overdosing on alcohol - but by the time she describes the events leading up to this low point, you almost can't blame her for it! Enter the events: an autistic son, a daughter with a birth defect who has just gone through foot surgery, a son who causing a bit of a stir at school, and then her daughter who is a sophomore in college finds out she is pregnant and therefore getting married immediately. Oh, and did I mention Higley is a head writer for Days of Our Lives?

Wow. Higley spends the book recounting all these events and going into a lot of detail about her children. She explains how she got to the low point, but then she is gracious enough to show the recovery side. She tells the whole story, which I think a lot of parents can probably relate to.

The book was easy to read. Higley is a good writer (I would hope so, considering that's her day job!), she's funny, and the stories are interesting. But honestly her story almost felt like the things you might find on a blog, not an entire book. I appreciate her honesty in writing this book to help other women and laying out everything.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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