Lela Davidson doesn t like to brag, but her children are clean and fed, her husband likes to cook, and she is rarely referred to as Troll Toes at the yoga studio In other words, she s got it all Who Peed on My Yoga Mat peels back the curtain on family life to show that happiness is really a matter of perspective Between watching adorably annoying toddlers transform intLela Davidson doesn t like to brag, but her children are clean and fed, her husband likes to cook, and she is rarely referred to as Troll Toes at the yoga studio In other words, she s got it all Who Peed on My Yoga Mat peels back the curtain on family life to show that happiness is really a matter of perspective Between watching adorably annoying toddlers transform into text obsessed teens, and facing inevitable moments of marital for worse, a girl s got to carve out time for inner peace As she did in Blacklisted from the PTA, Davidson shows us once again that laughing at yourself and your family is the surest path to tranquility or at least the most fun.
I wrote it, and I love it :)
This collection of essays is hysterical and I love Lela's take on marriage and family. Easy and quick read, perfect for the beach!
This collection of humorous vignettes was funny, but their arrangement was frustratingly random. I would have enjoyed the collection more if there had been some kind of sensible order to them.
Another wonderful collection of funny essays by Lela Davidson. I had many laugh out loud moments as I read this book, especially when I could completely relate to the story. A definite must-read!
Funny and cute!
2.5 stars. I think this collection of blog posts/essays is one you’re either going to love or hate. I have to admit, I struggled with this book, and in trying to write a fair review, because I have hot buttons, and this collection pressed them. Hard. Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.Most of the writing is clever, witty, even brilliant in places. Some samples: “the scent of Newborn Ass lingered in the air,” “Santa was long ago replaced by [...]
This hilarious book dives head-first into the ugly world of suburban motherhood. And while Lela would be the very first to point out her problems are very first world, she doesn’t dodge the tough questions. She refreshingly admits that all grown women are still scared of the mean girls. She also offers the pleasing insight that with wisdom (read: age, like the one I am fast approaching, the big number I refuse to admit is on the cusp of the downhill slide), comes the confidence to ignore those [...]
I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. I wanted to, but never really did. It's an odd thing, to almost like a book and frustrating too. I kept reading, wanting to connect, to laugh out loud, but I just never quite got there. I think the first issue for me is that the essays in the book read more like blog posts which I suspect would be a far more forgiving medium.My other impression was that Davidson was playing it safe. For me, so many of her stories were on the verge of being very funny, b [...]
Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsHave you ever heard of mommy humor? Well I believe it could be a whole genre of its own and even though I may not entire the realm of motherhood, I still absolutely love this genre - it makes me giggle out loud all of the time. Lela Davidson takes the reader into her home as a mom and the different things she encounters due to motherhood. I think she did it perfectly without oversharing about her children; they can't be too embarrassed by the things [...]
I'm SO behind in reading both of Lela's books, but finally read them both a few weeks ago. I think knowing her in person and picturing er in many of the situations made it extra funny. Nobody nails a witty retort like Lela, and her tag line "what you were thinking, only funnier" describes her and her books to a T. I recommend them both for light, fun reading and a hilarious take on everyday life but not the tiresome version so many other writers attempt. Lela is MY kind of mom of the year - the [...]
I have to say it was the catchy title that first attracted me. I mean you just have to find out where that is going to go. I read the synopsis and thought that a humorous book about 40 something motherhood was for me, finally I can read a book for which I am the target audience. It was funny at times, nailed certain mothering obstacles on the head, and also left me thinking a few times "I never feel that way". That is the whole point though everyone's motherhood is different and there is a littl [...]
I picked this book up on one of its free promotion days but only just got around to finishing it. It's short essays lent itself to reading on the train commuting back and forth from work.There were some embarrassing moments when I burst out laughing and startled my neighbour on the train! I really enjoyed this book and the author's style of writing. Down-to-earth, grounded and authentic.Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing.
You'll love this fun read that will help you not only feel better about yourself and your smelly kid, but will have you laughing as you see yourself in similar situations. Lela has wrapped it all up in a pretty pink cover. You'll probably skip yoga class to read this collection of humor essays about every day life.
I really wanted to love this book. I loved Blacklisted, and I wanted this one to be just as funny, just as honest and compelling. It was honest, but for me, not as funny or compelling. I'm worried that I may not be rating it high enough because it only fails in comparison to the author's last book.
This is a collection of short essays based on the authors real life experiences. It has everything from PTA to online dating. I really hated the beginning of this book because, honestly, it was lame. I only got into it towards the middle to end and then I enjoyed it. Some of the stories were just plain pointless.
This collection of Lela Davidson’s relatable essays runs a gamut of situations familiar to suburban moms, each one treated with good humor and Lela’s appealing point of view. As you finish each one, you’ll want to text her to meet you for coffee so you can exchange notes on your life, too.
Somehow I thought this would be funnier. It was more like a bunch of disjointed essays or thoughts slapped into a book. From what I understand, the lady is a blogger, so that makes it make a little more sense, I guess.
This book made me laugh out loud! So loud that my husband made me read him the chapter that is was laughing about. Her life is a lot like mine but she writes about it so much better than I ever could! I have bee telling everyone I know to read this book and I can't wait to read her other books!
Another hilarious book from one of my favorite essayists Lela Davidson. If you're a mom, you'll get a kick out of her books. Blacklisted by the PTA is her first compilation of essays. Both books are down-to-earth, easy to relate to and downright hilarious! Check her work out if you haven't already!
Lela has once again delivered an amazing collection of essays that will keep you laughing out loud. Any mom will be able to relate to a number of stories in this collection. So glad I found this wonderful author and truly funny lady.
This is a hilarious and light-hearted book that anybody who has had children can identify with.
Fun, relaxing read, found myself chuckling out loud as I could relate to many parts of the short stories/chapters in this book. Like that parts of it took place in the Seattle area too.
The most boring thing I've ever forced myself to read.
Not laugh out loud funnyexcept for a couple essays maybe.but still funny. An enjoyable quick read.
I was laughing out loud towards the end!
Made me literally laugh out loud.