The Suburban Outlaw : Tales from the Edge is snippets of Pam Sherman’s life and she shares it with her wit, poignancy and honesty. It doesn’t start from the beginning of her life. Rather, it goes from one significant event to another. There are about 21 of such events, and each and every one is guaranteed to bring a smile or a tear.
What is the “Edge”? According to Pam Sherman, it is about you, daring to dream, explore grow and excite. I’m sure everyone of us has a little bit of edge-ness, despite the many roles we play.
Pamela Sherman is by profession, a lawyer, actress, writer and a mom of 2 kids. Yes, being a mom is a profession too, y’know! I honestly, don’t know how she juggles all these ‘balls’ with her two hands, and still remain insanely funny! I think I’d be guzzling down lots and lots of pills by now!
There was one chapter on monthly hormones and honestly, that made me laugh so much, I ended up choking myself. And here I was thinking, I must be only crazy one screaming at everybody in the family. I mean, if you ever visited me in my neighbourhood, it’s pretty peaceful, until of course, I reach the red danger level of flamin’ hormonal balls. 😉
Well, here are reviews from other moms and why they’re loving it :
Idaho Jill of Contests & Giveaways : I thought the book was funny and easy to read. I could really relate to a lot of the stories – even though I used to live in the suburbs and now live downtown. Many of the stories were funny, many were touching. All were very honest. I recommend this book!
Sassy2 of Pookie and The Boys : I loved how I was drawn to each and every story. I laughed out loud and may have even shed a tear or two in a story of a friend whom she held dear until the end. The book is enlightening and warm and filled with quick wit and charm. I recommend it to anyone woman who may feel her life has been completely uprooted and she now feels out of place in her new community.
Blogmania : This collection of essays is inspiring. Sherman tells it like it is – no fluff, glossing over or embellishments. She humorously, eloquently and simply shares her perceptions through her experiences in life and love. Sherman brings her readers fresh perspective wrapped in intelligent and witty dialogue.
Deb of JAMTOT : Each of the chapters (columns) in The Suburban Outlaw covers a specific topic, from the author’s despair at losing her full-time, live-in nanny, to her husband’s so-called love affair with their bichon frise, Curley – and each chapter brings a humorous look at the everyday, mundane aspects of being a wife and mother. The chapters are fairly short – only a few pages each for the most part, and overall the book’s a quick read. I like that I could simply pick it up and read a chapter here or there as I had time and didn’t feel that I had to sit down and read the entire book all in one sitting. I liked reading the columns a few at a time and therefore spreading out the enjoyment of the book overall.
1Stop Mom : The book starts off giving the definition of what an Suburban Outlaw is exactly. That was helpful to me because I had no clue what it was. As soon as I started reading, the section titled “The Rebel Wears Sweater Sets” I found myself laughing. Actually I found myself laughing quite a few times while reading this book. The way Pam wrote made it so easy and enjoyable to read. It was fun to read about her nanny and how she took to living where it snowed, a lot. After reading The Suburban Outlaws I feel like I made a new friend. Someone who does not claim to be perfect and speaks her mind.
Housewifemom : I read Suburban Outlaw by Pam Sherman, about a month ago and have already loaned it out twice. First of all because it was laugh out loud funny and secondly beacuse it was a quick read that I knew several of my friends would enjoy. I love it when you read something that can be engagingly familiar without having to tug at heartstrings.
Happy Healthy Families – Pam relates her everyday life as she deals with the chaos of marriage, parenthood and family that made me feel like she was talking about my life at times. I think that is one of the best parts of this book: we as moms and wives can see so much of ourselves in Pam’s narratives, and laugh and cry as we read along. It is hysterical to read about Pam’s hairdresser woes, and poignant when she shares about losing a fellow Suburban Outlaw, Cherie, to cancer. I really found this book impossible to let go of once I started reading it.
Chefdruck Reviews – The Suburban Outlaw is a nice read, something that will keep you smiling as you duel with the other PTA moms for the best spot in the pick up line.
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