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I Wear the Maternity Pants in This Family

I Wear the Maternity Pants in This Family

Current price: $9.95
Publication Date: May 14th, 2015
Publisher:
Willow Street Press LLC
ISBN:
9780989538138
Pages:
172
Bear Pond Books of Montpelier
1 on hand, as of Apr 13 2:35pm
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Description

It was September, and humorist Susan Konig had just put her youngest child on the school bus with his brother and sister and thought, "Wow, my life is really going to change now. All three kids in school full-time. For the first time in a decade I'll have my days to myself I'll write another book, get to the gym four times a week, run for political office, save the baby seals . . ." Almost immediately, she started throwing up. Around the clock. She knew the drill. She was definitely pregnant . . . with her fourth child . . . and about to turn forty-three. Time to break out the big pants again. While Susan thought that the next chapter of her and her husband's lives involved making plans for their impending child-free, swinging middle-aged-dom, instead she's back to two A.M. feedings. Meanwhile her tween daughter is receiving her first phone calls from . . . boys And in between this twelve-year-old and the newborn are two rambunctious sons, eight and five. So it's training wheels and training bras; first dance, last diaper; Miss Clairol and Ben & Jerry. Will Susan ever get back into shape? And what shape was that, exactly? Will she be the oldest mom at preschool in a few years? Will she survive that long? And will she and her husband cope with a national radio show that brings their disorganized household to the whole country? Acclaimed humorist Susan Konig follows her successful debut, Why Animals Sleep So Close to the Road (and Other Lies I Tell My Children), with this charming, hilarious, and realistic account of being a mom. After all, it's a big job---and it requires big pants.

About the Author

Susan began her career schlepping shopping bags for Washington Post fashion editor Nina Hyde. Once she learned to type (a skill she lied about to get the job), she was put to work writing features for the paper's Style section. She moved on to Seventeen magazine in the big 80's as a fashion, beauty and trends editor. (Think shoulder pads, mousse and helicopter earrings.) In the nineties, her twice weekly column for the New York Post delighted millions...and irritated dozens. Her articles and essays have appeared in many national publications including Ladies' Home Journal, Travel & Leisure, First for Women and Parade. Her short fiction was published in Barbie magazine, including the tear-jerker "Midge's Wedding." Susan was co-host of the popular Speak Now...with Dave and Susan Konig on Sirius Satellite radio. The motherhood columnist and her Emmy Award-winning comedian husband interviewed celebrities, athletes and authors for three hours a day entertaining loyal listeners across the country and internationally. Her first book Why Animals Sleep So Close to the Road (and Other Lies I Tell My Children) was called "brilliant, witty, and downright Bombeckian" by USA Today. Parade Magazine says of third book Teenagers & Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me!: "Surviving parenthood is never so funny as when Susan Konig tells tales of the joyful chaos that is life with her four children." Parade Magazine says of Teenagers & Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me!: "Surviving parenthood is never so funny as when Susan Konig tells tales of the joyful chaos that is life with her four children."