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“Being a mother is a gift.”

Where’s my receipt?

Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington’s poetic, hysterically funny (and occasionally just hysterical) world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood, not necessarily in that order. It’s a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much ice cream, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues in which light is shed on topics such as pro/con: caving to PTO bake sale pressure (“Pro: skim the crappiest brownies for myself. Con: they’re really crappy.”). With accessibility and wit, she captures the emotions around parenthood in artful and earnest ways, highlighting this time in the middle—midlife, the middle years of childhood, how women are stuck in the middle of so much. It’s a place of elation, exhaustion, and time whipping past at warp speed. Finally, it’s a quiet space to consider the girl you were, the mother you are, and the older woman you will one day be.

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About the Author

Kimberly Harrington is a copywriter and creative director who has worked with Nike, Planned Parenthood, and Seventh Generation. She’s also cofounder and editor of the parenting humor site RAZED. She is a regular contributor to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and her work has also appeared in the New Yorker, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Splitsider, and Medium.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.