Women are expected to embrace the beautiful gift of becoming a Mommy. Giving birth, nourishing our young – these things are the fulfillment of a life’s ambition.
You’ll be spoken of in the same breath as patriotism and apple pie. There you’ll be: on a pedestal, admired, happy. All you have to do is be a Good Mommy.
Alas, that is a lie. That creature: a figment of our imaginations. The truth is, you will fail. The truth is, we all fail.
Bad Mommy celebrates the parenting line between Joan Crawford and June Cleaver. Chances are, you already know the things you don't do right, but what about everyone else?
Wonder no longer, you are not alone. If you possess two X chromosomes and have ever contemplated joining the ranks of Mommy, you are, in fact, part of a secret sisterhood. For the first time ever, twenty of your comrades will peel back the veil of denial to confess their fears, shame and dirty little secret—every last one of us is a Bad Mommy.