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Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings Narrator: Joy Osmanski Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781508217800
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The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants—a hilarious and charming story about a quirky single mom in San Francisco who tiptoes through the minefields of the “Mommy Wars” and manages to find friendship and love.

When Mele Bart told her boyfriend Bobby she was pregnant with his child, he stunned her with an announcement of his own: he was engaged to someone else.

Fast forward two years, Mele’s daughter is a toddler, and Bobby and his fiancée want Ellie to be the flower girl at their wedding. Mele, who also has agreed to attend the nuptials, knows she can’t continue obsessing about Bobby and his cheese making, Napa-residing, fiancée. She needs something to do. So she answers a questionnaire provided by the San Francisco Mommy Club in elaborate and shocking detail and decides to enter their cookbook writing contest. Even though she joined the group out of desperation, Mele has found her people: Annie, Barrett, Georgia, and Henry (a stay-at-home dad). As the wedding date approaches, Mele uses her friends’ stories to inspire recipes and find comfort, both.

How to Party with an Infant is a hilarious and poignant novel from Kaui Hart Hemmings, who has an uncanny ability to make disastrous romances and tragic circumstances not only relatable and funny, but unforgettable. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Mommyhood gets hilariously tricky in this novel from the author of The Descendents.”


  • “An entertaining portrait…We cheer for her warm, self-deprecating characters and hope they continue to laugh together instead of crying alone.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Side-splittingly snark…[A] smart, funny send-up of modern motherhood, San Francisco-style.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “The wit is often diabolical—which is to say, delicious…[a] sly takedown of twenty-first-century parenting…Underneath this wicked wit, though, is a warm heart.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Joy Osmanski gives a graceful and attentive performance of this charming and often hilarious addition to the Mommy-Lit shelf…Osmanski handles drama and comedy with equal deftness, and there’s plenty of both here…It’s wonderful fun.”


  • A Cosmopolitan Pick
  • A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of What We Are Reading Now

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About the Author

Kaui Hart Hemmings, American novelist, has degrees from Colorado College and Sarah Lawrence, and she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her first novel, The Descendants, has been published in twenty-two other countries and is now an Oscar-winning film directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney.

About the Narrator

Joy Osmanski, theater, television, and film actress, is an award-winning audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards. She graduated from Principia College with a degree in creative writing and received her MFA from UC San Diego.