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.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Da Capo Lifelong Books (April 29, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.68 x 0.97 x 8.46 inches

About the Author

As a writer, director, and actor, Johanna Stein's work has appeared on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, PBS, HBO, CBS, the Oxygen Network, VH1, the Disney Channel, and all across the Internets, where her comedy shorts, PSAs, and popular Yahoo! web series Life of Mom have been viewed millions of times. In addition to her TV and film work, Johanna's essays have been published in such outlets as the New York Times, Parents Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

Johanna lives in Southern California with her husband, their daughter, and a tiny boy-faced dog who once ate a couch.