If it's not one thing, it's your mother

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Julia Sweeney, the delightful former cast member of Saturday Night Live , takes readers into the depths of her family in this hilarious and unique parenting book. "I took so long to assemble my lovely family. If only they would disappear." While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer and performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist. Happily for us, the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan ("After the movie?") and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies (including the Chinese Pat), knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger who wrote, "Desperately Seeking Sweeney-in-Law." She recounts how she explained the facts of life to nine-year-old Mulan, a story that became a wildly popular TED talk and YouTube video. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law, who candidly reveals a story that most people would keep a secret, or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share. Poignant, provocative, and wise, this is a funny, and at times powerful, memoir by a woman living her life with originality and intelligence.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781451674057
9781442365438
145167404
9781451674040
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a9475f2c-68eb-9b1a-679c-49a9d6d06bfd
Grouping Title if it s not one thing it s your mother
Grouping Author sweeney julia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-24 23:03:32PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-25 00:07:32AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Sweeney, Julia.
author_display Sweeney, Julia
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Audiobook, Biography
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Biography
display_description While Julia Sweeney is known as a talented comedienne and writer/performer of her one-woman shows, she is also a talented essayist--and the past few years have provided her with some rich material. Julia adopted a Chinese girl named Mulan and then, a few years later, married and moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. She writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, The Food Network, and meeting Mr. Right through an email from a complete stranger. Some of the essays reveal Julia's ability to find that essential thread of human connection, whether it's with her mother-in-law or with an anonymous customer service rep during a late-night phone call. But no matter what the topic, Julia always writes with elegant precision, pinning her jokes with razor-sharp observations while articulating feelings that we all share.--From publisher description.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books
id a9475f2c-68eb-9b1a-679c-49a9d6d06bfd
isbn 145167404, 9781442365438, 9781451674040, 9781451674057
item_details ils:CARL0000418937|35192044360174|Main Library - Adult Biography|B S9744i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000418938|35192044364457|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO B S9744i|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000418938|35192044364465|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO B S9744i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||
itype_catalog Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-09-25T05:07:32.963Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog B S9744i, CD AUDIO B S9744i
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781451674057
publishDate 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000418937|Book|Books|First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2013.|viii, 246 pages ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000418938|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Audioworks :|p2013.|6 sound discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000418937 35192044360174 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000418938 35192044364465 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000418938 35192044364457 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Adopted children -- California, Audiobooks, Motherhood -- California, Parenting -- California
title_display If it's not one thing, it's your mother
title_full If it's not one thing, it's your mother / Julia Sweeney, If it's not one thing, it's your mother [sound recording] / Julia Sweeney
title_short If it's not one thing, it's your mother
topic_facet Adopted children, Audiobooks, Motherhood, Parenting