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A little over a year ago, my friend Logan introduced me to this hilarious Instagram account, @CrazyJewishMom If you already follow her then you know what I’m talking about, if you don’t then you need to check it out ASAP.
Basically the @CrazyJewishMom IG is all screenshots of one crazy jewish mother’s texts to her daughter. And not your typical “call home” “Love you!” texts. This mom is the definition of a helicopter mom (except she calls herself a “drone mom”, HA) and she both calls and texts her daughter hundreds of times a day. The texts are about everything from Kate’s boyfriend (SuperJew), Kate’s lack of an engagement ring (“no ring on the finger, you must not linger!”), vagina everything, Kate’s Brooklyn apartment (the deathtrap), and anything else you can think of. I seriously crack up every time I scroll through their IG account.
Recently Kate Siegal, the creator of @CrazyJewishMom, wrote a book about growing up with her crazy mom and thanks to Blogging for Books, I got the opportunity to get a free copy of the book in exchange for a review here! So while this may technically be a sponsored post, this is strictly my opinion.
Mother, Can You Not is basically back story for a lot of the texts and the stories from Kate’s childhood that are absolutely hilarious!!! I literally read this book in one day. It’s a very light, fun read and I was rolling laughing the whole time. I have a feeling that if my Mom was still around (she passed away when I was 18) this would totally be us!!
Here’s a little bit more about the book…
“Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel’s essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom”
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?
No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel—her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting.
From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate’s gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate’s menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).”
Mother, Can You NOT? is the perfect book to pack and read while traveling this summer or by the beach or pool. I know I will definitely be reading it again soon! I love reading books twice, I feel like I read things that I missed the first time!
Thank you Kate, for letting us into your life and laughing with you, never at you! And thank you again Blogging for Books for the free book!!!
Do you follow @CrazyJewishMom ??
Have you read the book yet??
I have got to read this book! I love to laugh and this sounds like one that will keep me in stitches. I’m sure my daughters will see us in some of these crazy antics.
This looks like a fun book to read! I’m sure my mom would get a good laugh out of it also.
This sounds like a great book. Perfect to add to my summer reading list for traveling this year.
Franc Ramon says
This looks like a good read. You can really learn a lot from her insights and experiences. It would be also be a feel good book.
Sounds like a great book to read, appreciate you sharing something new for me to check out!
Angelic Sinova says
I’ve never heard of @CrazyJewishMom before but clearly I’ve been missing out! I LOVE fun IG accounts like this. We could all use a good laugh here and there.
Oooh I need to read this book! Sounds hilarious and oh I love the book design. Really cool!
This sounds like such a fun book! I think all mothers are great and annoying. LOL
Now I need to go check out her Instagram! This book looks like the perfect summer read.
Bella Bucchiotti says
This looks like such a great read, Ill have to check it out!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
I used to read all the time and loved it. I want to get back to doing so and would love by starting to read this book.
Chrishelle Ebner says
This sounds like a hilarious summer read. I need to check out that instagram feed. I can always use a laugh.
Carin Kilby Clark says
I hadn’t heard of Katie, her Instagram, or her book before now. I just checked out her IG page and was laughing so hard after the very first one. I’m sure the book must be great too. Thanks so much for sharing.
I literally love the Crazy Jewish Mom insta account so much! I’ve been dying to read her book! You’re inspiring me to go pick it up now!
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
Oh my gosh! I am now a follower of @crazyjewishmom Instagram account!! Heeeheee. I think it’s really hilarious!
Rebecca Swenor says
This sounds like a great read indeed. I could really use some good laughs so I am going to have to check this book out. Thanks for sharing this book and a great review.