Mommy Needs A Raise – A Book Review

I’m not sure exactly what I expected with this book.  As a mom of five I’ve read MANY parenting books.  This is not one of them.  It reads like a memoir.  The first few chapters made me want to give up.  I’m not sure what they have to do with the rest of the book other than to show the enormous difference between the author’s early adult life and her life after kids.  I wish she had shortened the first five chapters to about five paragraphs or omitted them entirely.  As a mom of five, who became a mom pretty much as soon as I became an adult, I couldn’t relate to corporate stories at all and was entirely bored.

It got a bit better after that, though.  I tend to devour memoirs in one or two sittings because they’re so easy to read and this book was no different.  The author found her stride by chapter eight and I began to feel much more connected to her story after that.  Sarah Marshall Perry is a very skilled writer, making her book easy to read and her story engaging and relatable.  While there are very few quotables in this book, it is an easy and enjoyable read.  I appreciated the author’s wit and humor throughout, and even found myself laughing out loud a few times.

Overall, this is a fun and easy read.  There is very little to be learned from this book, but there is much to appreciate and enjoy.  If you like memoirs, appreciate good writing and enjoy strong, funny women – this is a wonderful book for you.


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Baker Books Bloggers.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own.


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