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September 22nd, 2006, 04:49 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=bodytext vAlign=top>The Bad Mother's Handbook
Written by Kate Long (http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/authors/results.pperl?authorid=59883)
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Ballantine Books (http://www.randomhouse.com/atrandom/)
Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Pub Date: June 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-47966-2 (0-345-47966-1)

Also available as a hardcover (http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345479655). </TD><TD>http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/art/shim.gif</TD><TD vAlign=top>http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780345479662</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/art/hr_gray_vspace20.gif</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- end book info and cover table --><!-- replaceable content fields -->ABOUT THIS BOOK


For seventeen-year-old Charlotte Cooper, it’s too late. Despite her best efforts to finish school, tune out her angry, slightly hysterical mother, and cope with her loving but dotty grandmother, she is unexpectedly (now that’s an understatement) pregnant. And don’t even mention the jerk who knocked her up.

Charlotte’s mother, Karen, is trying to convince herself that there are worse things than becoming a grandmother at thirty-three. For instance, there’s wanting to kill Charlotte for the mess she’s made of her life. Between struggling to pay the bills and halfheartedly filling out questionnaires on Internet dating sites, Karen uncovers a scandalous family secret involving her own birth, and then falls back into bed with her sexy ex-husband. So much for perfect timing.

In the meantime, Karen’s mother, Nan, is having a wee bit of trouble with names (sometimes her own). But that doesn’t keep her from retaining a few things she’d rather forget. Of course, Nan knows that everything will work out fine for Charlotte and the baby–these things usually do. Now, if only she could put the pieces of her own fragmented memory together, she might have an interesting tale or two to share.

In this wickedly funny, disarmingly moving novel, three generations of mothers learn that it’s the simplest mistakes that can change your life forever. With wit and wisdom, Kate Long proves that there are as many kinds of mothers as there are daughters, but the love that binds them all is what truly matters.

February 4th, 2007, 04:04 PM
This sounds like a wonderful Book! I think I would enjoy reading this.

February 10th, 2007, 12:33 AM
that sounds like a cute book

March 4th, 2007, 05:22 PM
That sounds like a fun book.

May 14th, 2007, 05:18 PM
This sounds like a great book. I will have to look for this book.

May 14th, 2007, 11:40 PM
that sounds like a great book! :)

May 15th, 2007, 12:04 AM
sounds like I need to put it on my TBB pile sounds very interesting and very NOW .. congrats.


June 3rd, 2007, 08:20 PM
Thanks for posting that, that sounds really entertaining. I am not familiar with this author, so I doubt I would have come across this on my own.

June 14th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Thanks for posting that, that sounds really entertaining. I am not familiar with this author, so I doubt I would have come across this on my own.

i am not familiar either so I am glad someone posted about the book. It looks very interesting.

June 15th, 2007, 03:09 AM
Ok, if the sneak peek doesn't grab you, then the title definitely should! I mean come on, who of us hasn't had one of those days!!! It is on my list to acquire before curiousity kills this kitty!


July 2nd, 2007, 03:18 PM
I almost bought this at Borders Sunday. I thought I would check back here and see if anyone had read it yet. I guess not. LOL I think I am going to have to break down and buy it.

August 15th, 2007, 08:15 AM
I feel like i'm going to enjoy reading this book! it looks fun!

September 13th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Aww, this sounds super cute. It's something that my mom and I would have fun reading, laughing, and talking about together.

September 14th, 2007, 08:16 AM
Has anyone read this one yet? It sounds like a really good one.