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Dear Mother

Poems on the hot mess of motherhood

by (author) Bunmi Laditan

Publisher
MIRA Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Category
Family, Women Authors, General, Motherhood
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781488038587
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $17.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778308461
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $19.99

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The first collection of poetry from Bunmi Laditan, bestselling author of Confessions of a Domestic Failure and creator of The Honest Toddler, capturing the honesty, rawness, sheer joy and total madness of motherhood. With the compassion and wit that have made her a social media sensation among mothers around the world, Bunmi Laditan puts into evocative and relatable words what so many of us feel but can’t quite express. For mothers who love their children with a fiery fierceness but know what it is to feel crushed at the end of those long days, Dear Mother is like a warm hug that says, “I get it.”

About the author

HONEST TODDLER lives in Montreal and enjoys attention, cake, television, running and games. Almost 270,000 adults follow HT on Twitter, and a television adaptation of HT’s writings is in development with Darren Star and 20th Century Fox. HT is also developing a method for turning broccoli into cookies—more details soon.

WEB: THEHONESTTODDLER.COM

TWITTER: @HONESTTODDLER

BUNMI LADITAN started her first media company at age eighteen. Soon after, she launched and sold a social networking site geared toward moms and began a social media agency, working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Mothering and iVillage, where her satirical pieces on parenting and politics have often gone viral. In May 2012, she created Honest Toddler, a character based on her youngest child. She lives with her family near Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Bunmi Laditan's novel, Confessions of a Domestic Failure

"Bunmi Laditan is that rare author who perfectly captures the gooey mess of panic, hilarity and love that is the essence motherhood. An honest, brilliantly funny novel about being good enough, Confessions of a Domestic Failure will make you cry with laughter and want Ashley for your best friend. The funniest novel I've read this year."-Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

"Satirizing the unrealistic expectations that society places on mothers to be one and all, Laditan hits the high mark for hilarity and humanity...a comic gift, giving readers a hilarious send-up of mommy culture in today's world."-Publishers Weekly

"Freaking hilarious. This is the novel moms have been waiting for."-Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"Readers will fall in love with Ashley and all of her flaws quicker than they can click like on an Instagram pic. Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood."-Booklist (starred review)

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