Description from the Publisher through Netgalley
The star of Bravo’s breakout scripted comedy Odd Mom Out shares her razor-sharp wit and backhanded wisdom in a deeply observed and outrageously funny collection of musings, lists, essays, and outrages.
From her unique lingo (things don’t simply frighten her, they “M. Night Shyamalan her out”) to her gimlet-eyed view of narrow-mindedness, to her morbid but curiously life-affirming parenting style, mother of three Jill Kargman is nothing if not original. In this hilarious new book, the sharp-elbowed and talented mother of three turns her unconventional lens on life and death, and everything in between, including
• the politically correct peer pressure she felt from the new moms in her hood, the women who provided the grist for the mill that became her hit television show
• the evolution of her aesthetic from Miami Vice vibrant (a very brief flirtation) to Wednesday Addams–meets-rocker-chic
• her deep-seated New Yorker’s discomfort with moving vehicles that aren’t taxis and subways (a.k.a. “suburban panic disorder”)
• the family obsession with reading obituaries for their medical revelations and real estate “news” value
• the reasons why, in a land of tan-orexic baby-oil beach bakers, she chooses to honor the valor of her ghostly pallor
From a hellish visit to the Happiest Place on Earth to her unusual wedding night with Russell Crowe to her adrenaline-pumping Gay Pride parade experience, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave is as wonderfully indecent and entertaining as a spring break road trip with your best friend. Assuming your best friend is the kind of gal who still wears a motorcycle jacket to pick up the kids at school.
I received an e -ARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
A co-worker introduced my to Odd Mom Out and I binge-watched the first season through the conclusion of the second. I adore this show and the quirky, funny, true to life-ness of the characters. I had never read or watched anything written by Jill Kargman before and was so excited to see a new book was being released.
I put everything aside and picked this up to read immediately. It was fairly short at about 225 pages and I knew that if it was anything like the show I would fly through it. The first few chapters had me laughing out loud a bit; not like when I watch Odd Mom Out though. Then it fell apart. I was quickly becoming more and more disappointed.
The chapters and the flow of this book were so disjointed. It was hard to read because it flipped back and forth in the story line for no reason. Jill tried to use a modern language that read more like really back “ebonics”. It was such a turn off to me. She also brought in her political views and I felt as if you didn’t agree with her, she was yelling at you and made your opinions feel worthless. That is not necessary. I was hoping for so much more from this.
I gave this 2 crowns and that is only because I enjoyed the beginning.