Friday, October 9, 2009

(Hilarious) Dirty Little Secrets Review

Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile

Review by Lauren


Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile conducted interviews with hundreds of mothers while researching their best-selling book I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. It didn't take long before these moms began to reveal their Dirty Little Secrets surprising, thought-provoking, guilty confessions they hadn't told anyone else. Cringe-worthy moments ('I bit my daughter's finger trying to steal a bite of her cookie.') meet real insights ('I love my kids but I didn't always. It took time to fall in love with them.'). These are the private thoughts that every mom has and every mom can relate to.


This book starts out with "Dirty Little Secrets" and then get bigger and bigger, but all of them are still absolutely hilarious and/or true. I'm not a mom but that doesn't mean I can't understand a lot of these notes. I think most peole shouldn't be too hard to place yourself in a mother's shoes to see what it might be like. I read some of these out loud to my mom and she thought they were great too, even remarking that she'd heard of other moms doing certain things in the book before. It's a really short read but a lot of fun.

I keep mentioning it but the holidays are coming up and this would be a great little stocking stuffer for a mom (at any age honestly). The only thing I could say against the book is that it's a hardcover and for its smaller size, I would have loved to have a paperback...or at put more secrets in the hardback. However, it's still a fun book and worth checking out.

Some of the secrets:

"I signed my son up for karate because the instructor is hot."

"I missed my child's first day of kindergarten."

"I want to smack the mom who says 'You only have one child?'"


elnice said...

This sounds funny, who doesn't know a mom who could use a good laugh!

Kate said...

Haha! This sounds great =D

TruBlu93 said...

Sounds good. I like the cover, and am now craving a cupcake.. thanks. =)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Elnice: I do agree! Most of them would love a book like this to enjoy small bursts of understanding and humor with other moms.

Kate: Thanks for the comment, it was great fun to read.

TruBlu: Definitely! hahah I know, right? It does make you crave one.


Bookworm said...

Hilarious! This pair actually happen to live in my town...this book in particular looks awesome!

Thao said...

It sounds fun. I wish my Mom could read this, she doesn't know much English : (

Thao said...

It sounds fun. I wish my Mom could read this, she doesn't know much English : (

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Bookworm: Do they? That's great, and it really is a fun one.

Thao: You could read it to her then! Each little "note" or "secret" are fairly short so it wouldn't be too hard. :)

Ladytink_534 said...

Cute! Lol, love the secrets!

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