I didn't even finish reading this book after I was about 2/3 of the way through. I guess it just wasn't my style, I didn't like the main character at all. She seemed out of touch and like a 12 year old girl, not a 38 year old woman. I finally gave up after I decided I didn't care what happened at the end anyway.
This was a good book, but not what I was expecting. I didn't like the main character. At 38-40 years old, I mean, seriously. I hated how whimsical she took getting pregnant and how easy she thought the whole thing would be. I also cannot get over what she did at the end. I don't know which way I would have been more angry about, but it didn't seem right.
Yes, it was funny in some parts, very funny. But... I dunno... I just don't know how I liked it (or not)... hmmm...
Wonderful book. I loved it!
I love Sarah Bird! This book especially was hilarious, I actually laughed out loud. It is also very insightful and touching, has several subjects worth a good discussion, did I mention that it is funny? Also a love story. Many layers to the story. I liked this book so much, I am going to read all Sarah Bird's books..... I'm on number four now, "The Boyfriend School" It's even better. Highly recommended!
**From the inside cover** Trudy Herring is an earth angel bumbling through her beloved San Antonio using a kaleidoscope for a compass. At thirty-eight years of age, Trudy is a permanent temporary worker trying to finance her "oddjects d'art":Tortilla Goddesses, Varmints-A-Go_Go, HunaHydes. All that changes when she agrees to incubabe a child for Hillary and Victor Goettler, a glamorous, overachieving young residents of the famed Schier mansion. While Hilary basks in the knowledge that parenthood is simply a "time management problem," Trudy is forced to consume noxiously healthful meals in a home where the decor changes faster thatn Neiman-Marcus window display. As her body warms to the other life inside, Trudy begins to crave all that she has been denied: gooey, sweet coconut cany bars; Aurelia gojon, her best friend from Our Lady of sorrows; a real mother. But most of all, Trudy longs for her old flame, Sinclair Coker, a freelance mystic with a lot of enthusiasm for the carnal. The quest to satisfy her cravings leads Trudy through a San Angtonio of memory, regret, and revelation. Along the way she discovers that it takes a lot more than war stores about childbirth and potty training for a woman to qualify for true membership in "the mommy club".
This book was funny in places, and is an easy read. The main character's experience as a surrogate mother evokes empathy and a few laughs.
Trudy offers to be a surrogate mother only to find out she wants to keep the baby when she actually gets pregnant. The couple moves her into their house and the mom to be makes her eat healthy food. Trudy finds and wants to get back with her ex also and needs to figure out what it is she wants, regardless of the consequences.
Quick read - funny, sweet and satisfying. I loved her latest book, so I am going back and reading all her others. This one is hilarious - especially if you are or recently have been preganat. Trudy's artwork is also witty, imaginative and funny - she is a GREAT character.
This was an easy read and quite witty
At thirty-eight Trudy Herring is a dreamer, a sculptor of whimisical clay fligures, and a permanent temporary worker at the San Antonio Museum of Folk Art. but all that changes when she agrees to incubate a child for Hillary Goettler (her boss) and Hillary's husband. Trudy moves into their mansion and is instantly thrust into a luxurious world she's never known before. While Hillary opines that parenthood is simply a "time-management problem" Trudy is forced to consume noxiously healthy meals in a home where the decor changes faster than a Neiman Marcus window display. As her body warms to the other life inside, Trudy begins to long for her old flame, Sinclair Coker a freelance mystic with a lot of enthusiasm for the carnal. The quest to satisfy her cravings leads Trudy to discover that it takes a lot more than war stories about childbirth and potty training in order for a woman to qualify for true membership in the mommy club.
The book for me was a little slow pace, but it was a pretty good book.