9 Books for Mother's Day By the Best Writers We Know

Jeanne Sager | May 9, 2012 Being a Mom

readingHave you gotten a look at the calendar? Mother's Day is coming up fast! And you haven't bought a gift yet, have you? Don't worry; we've got your back.

The thing is, flowers are just going to get knocked over by the cat. Chocolate is just going to be eaten by the kids. But books, ah, books give her an excuse to go hide in the bathtub with a lot of bubbles and laugh her way through the pages. And have we got a list that's just made for Mother's Day!

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We take motherhood and writing seriously here at The Stir, which is why you shouldn't be surprised at the crazy number of authors in our ranks. Does your mom want funny? We've got it. Sexy? Got that too. And there's even some celebrity in here!

What book is on your Mother's Day list this year?

 

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  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

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    Jenny Lawson doesn't just dish up pee-your-pants kind of funny parenting tips here at The Stir (seriously, moms, you must get around to those pelvic floor exercises the OB was yammering on about after delivery if you want to read anything she wrote). The woman better known on the interwebs as The Bloggess now has her very own memoir that she swears is true ... well, mostly.

    Traipsing through memories of her rather unconventional childhood -- did your dad make hand puppets out of dead animals? Didn't think so -- Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened makes you wish the crazy happenings in her life were happening in yours. Except maybe without the creepy puppets.

  • Let's Panic About Babies

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    New motherhood can be scary. Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy know that. They've been there. And they give it to you straight in their CafeMom Studios show, Mom Ed: Childbirth, so you can feel a little -- OK a lot -- less scared.

    And now that you're not so scared, you have more time to laugh at their hilarious fake parenting book, Let's Panic About Babies!

  • Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary

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    Jill Smokler has made her blog, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, a haven for moms who want to reveal their deepest, darkest, and often funniest secrets about motherhood in her anonymous confessional. She's heard it all. And yet she's willing to top them, and put her name to some pretty crazy confessions in the Countdown With Scary Mommy here on The Stir.

    She brings that same attitude to her new memoir, Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary. Jill is out loud and proud to be making a mess of motherhood, and we love her for it!

  • Can't Think Straight: A Memoir of Mixed-Up Love

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    What do you do when your fiance suddenly announce he's gay? If you're Kiri Blakeley, you write a hilarious memoir about it, aka Can't Think Straight: A Memoir of Mixed-Up Love!

  • The Mominatrix's Guide to Sex: A No-Surrender Advice Book for Naughty Moms

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    Think Kristen Chase is gutsy talking smack about mothers-in-law and sanctimommies on The Kristen Chase Show? Just wait until you read her book, The Mominatrix's Guide to Sex: A No-Surrender Advice Book for Naughty Mom.

  • Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Redefine Aging

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    Suzanne Somers has been making quite the splash lately, hasn't she? First she gave her Three's Company fans a reunion that was 30 years in the making on her CafeMom Studios show Suzanne Somers Breaking Through. And now she's got a brand new book out, Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Redefine Aging!

  • Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle)

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    Alex McCord has never been afraid to hold back. Not in her Real Houswives days. Not on her show Coffee Shop Confessions (where she talks motherhood with Andrew Shue, Timberly Whitfield, and Julia Knight). And definitely not in her memoir with Simon van Kempen, Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle)! It's just another reason we love her!

  • Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age

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    John Biggs is a Gadget Dad who lets us know how to keep our digital kids occupied when technology is changing faster than they outgrow a pair of sneakers. And he still finds time to write books!

    Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age lays out all the juicy details of some major hacking cases, and helps keep your computer safer.

  • Hot Sexplay for Your Weekend Away: Erotic Interactions, Inspirations, Massages, and Positions for the Weekend Vacation of Your Dreams

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    Life got busy. You had kids. The sex, well, it slowed down. We hear it all the time from moms in our Love & Sex channel, but sexy mama Michele Zipp has the perfect antidote: Hot Sexplay for Your Weekend Away: Erotic Interactions, Inspirations, Massages, and Positions for the Weekend Vacation of Your Dreams.

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