Mommy Had a Little Flask (The Tales of Imperfection Series)

| December 30, 2013

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Mommy Had a Little Flask (The Tales of Imperfection Series)

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW: Turner is back and better than ever in this comedic sequel to This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, as reliably honest and zany storytelling conveys both joys and trials of parenthood. Turner, an Idaho mother raising two young daughters, has an opinion on everything, including buffets (they bear responsibility for “what’s wrong with this country”); writers’ retreats and how to measure the quality of someone’s writing by how much he or she talks about it (“excessive babbling” is an “attempt to compensate for crippling insecurity”); and a parenting technique she calls “Willful Denial of Fact.” Vignettes range from botched chemical peels, her children’s Mandarin classes, endeavors to use a Slip ‘n Slide, and six months in Mexico with the in-laws. Readers will be pleased to see familiar characters reprise their roles from Turner’s first book, such as brother-in-law Virgil, who tells everyone that Turner’s father is Dean Koontz, “the guy who wrote The Shining.” Turner’s unapologetic confessional is easy to relate to, and she succeeds in finding humor and entertainment in even the most mundane trials of motherhood.

In the hilarious sequel to the bestselling “momoir” This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, A.K. Turner returns with the mayhem of motherhood. From preschoolers blurting obscenities in public places to living with her in-laws in Mexico, Mommy Had a Little Flask delivers a delightfully raw and honest account of family life in Turner’s latest laugh-out-loud confessional.

PRAISE FOR: A.K. TURNER

“It’s rare for a writer to actually make me laugh out loud, but A.K. Turner does just that.” -Robin O’Bryant, bestselling author of Ketchup is a Vegetable & Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

“I laughed out loud at Mommy Had a Little Flask, but make no mistake, this book is equally heartfelt and humorous as A.K. Turner delves into all the wonders, challenges and horrifying playground moments of parenting–the most extreme sport there is.” -Cameron Morfit, Sports Illustrated

“Empty bladder before reading.” -Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club.

“Witty, honest and funny as hell. Fans of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store are guaranteed to have another great time.” -Holand Peterson, author of the Eville series

This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store “candidly reveals and revels in the flaws and dysfunctions of the author and her family. Turner is not afraid to voice her private thoughts and never takes herself too seriously… refreshingly honest.” -Publishers Weekly

“Did Erma Bombeck ever guzzle vodka? If she did, she might have come close to the ribald domestic humor in Turner’s “momoir” This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store.” -The Quivering Pen

“The perfect cross between Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and Chelsea Handler.” -Elaine Ambrose, Menopause Sucks.

“If laughing at ourselves is the best medicine, then reading A.K. Turner will ensure you live long enough to drive your own kids crazy.”

-Stacy Dymalski, comedienne and author of Confessions of a Band Geek Mom

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