Looking for the perfect book to help you survive childbirth and parenting with your sanity intact? Look elsewhere. For Johanna Stein, parenting is an extreme sport. Her stories from the trenches may not always be shared experiences — have you ever turned a used airplane barf-bag into a puppet to calm your wailing baby? — but they will always make you laugh. Columnist Lisa Belkin advises: It is dangerous to read [Johanna] any place where it is inappropriate to laugh uncontrollably.
Hilarious linked essays about parenthood from film and TV writer/director/producer/actor whose work has been seen on Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, PBS, The Oxygen Network, VH-1, and in the New York Times and the Huffington Post. As Nia Vardalos (from My Big Fat Greek Wedding) points out, "These stories will make milk shoot from one of your nostrils and a martini from the other." Johanna Stein brings to mind the unflinching honesty and compassion of Nora Ephron.