Book Reviews of The Bad Mother's Handbook : A Novel

The Bad Mother's Handbook : A Novel
The Bad Mother's Handbook A Novel
Author: Kate Long
ISBN-13: 9780345479655
ISBN-10: 0345479653
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book, but I was disappointed because of the title and the cover. On my copy, it's called "The BAD Mother's Handbook" and it has a child's drawing of a bottle of Tanqueray gin on the back. I was expecting "Bad Santa" bad, not "made some mistakes as a parent" bad. None of the characters in this book is at all bad; in fact, they wouldn't even make it into Desperate Housewives, let alone an R-rated movie. Very misleading! It was a fine book, just not very exciting. If you are looking forward to reading a story that should have been called "Touching Story about how an Unplanned Pregnancy Changes the Lives of Three Generations of Women," run out there and get this book. If you're hoping to cozy up to some unscrupulous and mischievous parenting, move along. ;-)
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a little bit more difficult to read than it has to be, because it is written from three different perspectives, without the perspectives being labeled. I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have to keep flipping around, trying to figure out whose point of view I was reading now.