You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive: Confessions of a Middle Aged Working Mom

You Know I Love You Because You re Still Alive Confessions of a Middle Aged Working Mom Lori B Duff follows up her bestselling books Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza and The Armadillo the Pickaxe and the Laundry Basket with this eLit Gold Medal Winner for humor This hilariou

  • Title: You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive: Confessions of a Middle Aged Working Mom
  • Author: Lori B. Duff
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  • Page: 457
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Lori B Duff follows up her bestselling books Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza and The Armadillo, the Pickaxe, and the Laundry Basket with this 2017 eLit Gold Medal Winner for humor This hilarious collection of essays will make you laugh out loud and nod with recognition Here s what people are saying Lori Duff fully admits to having a high tolerance for shenaLori B Duff follows up her bestselling books Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza and The Armadillo, the Pickaxe, and the Laundry Basket with this 2017 eLit Gold Medal Winner for humor This hilarious collection of essays will make you laugh out loud and nod with recognition Here s what people are saying Lori Duff fully admits to having a high tolerance for shenanigans and an inability to feel shame while making a fool of herself Those traits combine to make a hilarious, and sometimes tender, book full of stories about a modern mother and her ever challenging life.Lori s quick wit and charm will definitely win you over Keith Stewart, author of Bernadette Peters Hates Me Take a peek inside Lori Duff s hectic but happy life and realize you re not alone in trying to balance work, family, marriage and home With hilarious anecdotes and brutal honesty, she finishes her legal work while making chicken soup and leaves to chaperone a student trip to the Hotel of Doom Laughing with Lori could become a welcome habit Elaine Ambrose, author of Midlife Cabernet and Midlife Happy Hour About halfway through this book I realized that Lori Duff is saying a lot of smart and true and salient things WHILE she s making me laugh out loud until my stomach hurts Mary Patterson Thornburg, author of The Kura and A Glimmer of Guile If Erma Bombeck and Andy Rooney had a secret love child and she grew up to be a writer, it would be Lori Duff Enjoy this funny, sweet, ironic collection of essays Heather J McAdams, author of Desolation Sound Duff embraces her middle aged, working mom role with gusto and Erma Bombeck esque humor in her latest sidesplitter, a page turner that ll have you shaking your head in agreement one minute laughing your head off the next Allia Zobel Nolan, author of Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much Lori Duff s essays get to the point quickly.She speaks for many other working middle aged moms who only want to be left alone and are certainly too old for overtime Duff s book is heartfelt, laugh out loud funny and ends with this sage advice Forgiving is healthy Forgetting is for fools Gianetta Palmer, author of Reflections on a Middle Aged Fat Woman Whether she s inventing hysterical television game shows for couples, creating witty public service announcements, drafting the new Bill of Parents Rights, or imparting her famous chicken soup recipe in amusing narrative form, Lori Duff s uproarious voice of reason will resonate long after you ve read her cover to cover Stephanie D Lewis, author of Lullabies Alibis

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    About “Lori B. Duff”

    1. Lori B. Duff

      Lori Duff is a popular humor Blogger for the Patch and various Your Local News, Inc outlets, including the Monroe Local and the Grayson Local She also writes a serious column about law stuff for Your Local News By day, she is the managing law partner of Jones Duff, LLC and wages war for a living She prefers making people laugh.Lori is married to her husband of 15 years, Mike, and together they have two children, Jacob and Marin Mike, Jacob, and Marin are good sports about having embarrassing stuff written about them all the time.

    341 thoughts on “You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive: Confessions of a Middle Aged Working Mom”


    1. What an awful bunch of garbage. "I went to a cheap hotel and it was nasty, so I went to the Holiday Inn instead" isn't a funny story, but it is literally the first story in this book. The others are no better. I got it for free and I feel like I was ripped off.


    2. I didn't actually finish this book - I'm just finished with it. I just don't find it funny. It tries to be humorous but definitely falls flat. I had high hopes for something to make me laugh and to lighten up my day. This book did neither for me.


    3. Whether it’s “in the box” or “out of the box” I have absolutely nothing in common with Lori Duff.She’s a successful attorney, judge, mom, wife, writer, teacher, chaperone and all around funny person.while I can barely brush my teeth in the morning.So annoying.Yet, somehow, Lori still makes me laugh and somehow relate to all of her adventureseven a trip to the gynecologistwhich is just so weird.If you’ve ever read one of Lori’s books, you’ll know what I mean and won’t be disap [...]


    4. The book is a group of short quips revolving around the extremely hectic, but funny life of Lori Duff. There are a variety of subjects covered, including, but not limited to: the smell of a dead armadillo under your porch (I'm not familiar with this stench, living in the far north, but even I could smell the stink while reading her description), changing a tire with stuck lug nuts while your dad stands by making sure you do it your self as a young teen, fighting the chaos at an airport terminal [...]


    5. I always keep a book that has short chapters, is a collection of short stories, or is broken up into short sections that are easy to put down, on my phone. This book fell neatly into that categorization. I really struggled with rating this book. It’s not bad or poorly written, but it’s also only moderately interesting, and not nearly as humorous as it tries to be.


    6. Short chapters on things happening in her life, between family and work. In the style of Erma Bombeck, who I really think was much funnier.


    7. I was hoping for a more modern Erma Bombeck, but this wasn't it.It started out amusingly, but Duff got increasingly cranky and entitled as it proceeded. This despite that she is apparently unwilling to put her foot down about her husband's arguably abusive interruptions of her limited sleep, for his whims. Also, despite that he is retired and she is working, she gets to do ALL the second shift- like getting up early to get the kids off to school, and returning home to a disaster because hubby ca [...]


    8. I was very much hoping this book was going to be funny but wow, it really wasn't. I'm not sure what editor felt a personal pet peeve rant for over 200 pages was a good idea but I certainly wouldn't have okayed it. The reason this book got one star was because I got it free so didn't feel upset about spending money on it.


    9. Dnf super boringMaybe I didn't get the point. It was dull. I didn't exhale sharply nor smile. It was just boring mum stories. I have plenty of those stories on my own.


    10. It just isn't my kind of book, it just isn't well written and there was no chance it would make me laugh out loud. I just put it aside to read something I do like, Donna Leon, 'The Waters of Eternal Youth'.


    11. The only humorous aspect of this book is the crazy cartoon picture on the cover. Stories were not well written and lacked being even a little bit funny. Perhaps I was just spoiled by reading Emma Bombeck. I made it to the end of this book, but only because I'm not one to quit when the going gets tough.


    12. Needed something quick & funny. In Duff's mixed bag of essays, some were wake-your-bedmate-up-trying-to-stifle-your-snorts funny while others came off like un-funny menopausal hot-flash rants. (Ask me how I know.) The overall collection felt short on cohesiveness & long on repetition. Certain phrases just kept popping up: "The muddy armpit of the Oconee" springs to mind. Still, one more star than It was OK for himself's "Would you please go read that somewhere else? I'm trying to sleep." [...]


    13. DNF at 40%. Cute? Yes. Funny? No. The author has tried to extract humour from mundane, everyday situations and ends up with a series of deab essays. Meh.


    14. While reading this book I thought there was something vaguely familiar about the style. It was not until the end when I saw that the author had attended an Erma Bombeck writing seminar that all of a sudden it clicked in my brain. I am 72 years old and grew up in a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio. I had a daily paper route for the Dayton Daily News and started reading the newspaper at a very early age. Erma Bombeck wrote weekly articles and since I read the paper from cover to cover I became q [...]


    15. Let me start by admitting that I’m part of the boxless faction with an innate sense of direction. And dodging girls who want to ‘thread’ my eyebrows is a regular occurrence -- even if I’m not getting my toenails done.Lori Duff has a wonderfully eclectic collection of essays that any mom or reader familiar with juggling the pressures of family, career and a contrary spouse would understand. I’m not a parent myself but I found that her funny insights into parenting and surviving life’s [...]


    16. A pretty typical mom-blog-turned book memoir. Some entries were definitely funny enough, and the author's personality and voice were definitely distinguishable. Overall, though, the content lacked substance, and the writer seems committed to staying on surface level topics at least 90% of the time, which makes the book read more like a few meh essays in the parenting section of HuffPost. This was a freebie on my Kindle, so though I didn't like it a ton, it wasn't bad, and was a quick, light, eas [...]


    17. In the acknowledgements at the end of the book, Lori Duff mentions the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. That made perfect sense, because that is who she is trying so hard to imitate. Unfortunately, while Lori Duff is a good writer, she is not very funny. Some of her essays are humorous, but then they start to fall into a predictable pattern of setup-observation-punchline. I'll have to check out her other books, because I have the feeling she could produce an excellent novel, away from the humor es [...]


    18. This had some good reviews and I got it for free through my alerts set on Bookbub. I thought it would be nice to have a little humor to break up the rather serious novels I've been reading. However, I couldn't finish it because I really wasn't pulled in. There were a few semi-funny stories in the first so many pages but as I do not have children myself, I couldn't really relate. I would say if you are a parent and want something relate-able this would be a quick read but otherwise, do not sugges [...]


    19. Funny and realThis book made me laugh out loud! So many of the observations resonated with me that I wish I had written it myself! I recommend this book for anyone over forty, anyone who has lived both north and south of the Mason Dixon line, anyone who has raised teens, and anyone with a sense of humor!


    20. This book was hysterical! I was totally able to relate to it since I am a Mom as well. The author says some of the things that I have been thinking in my head. She has funny stories all throughout. Her occasional lists I agreed with almost completely. One of the things that I like the most about the book is that she is real about everything and doesn't seem to sugarcoat anything.


    21. A disjointed collection of boring essaysThe author chose to write about her daily life in a series of essays, often repeating phrases and sentences from on essay to the other, writing about topics that were neither interesting or funny. The good part of this book is that if gives me hope fo writing and publishing my own story, as it is no more exciting than hers.


    22. I never could get into this book. The stories are reasonably humorous in that parenting way and real, and I can relate to most of them, but I just couldn't get excited about reading on. I would smile a little at some parts but never really laughed at any part. I ended up skimming the last half of the book.


    23. Book is also a blogThis book is series of blogposts. They are funny and relatable to middleaged moms. If you are a new mom or not a mom, or otherwise just not middleaged, just skip this one. If you are there’s plenty to giggle about.


    24. I didn't actually finish this book, I'm just finished with it. I was hoping for a book to make me laugh and while this book tried, it failed, completely. If you want a laugh out loud parenting book read "Toddlers are A$$holes".


    25. True life laughI wanted something humorous and I got exactly that. The author truly knows how to take ordinary situations and make me laughThank you


    26. Good read. Short story style, easy to pick-up when you have a few minutes spare. Well written with easy humour. Enjoyed it.


    27. What a fun read! This is a woman I would enjoy hanging out with! She is smart and funny and has the same kind of slightly wacky sense of humor that I do!


    28. The book wasn't a bad read, but it didn't fit my type of humor; it was entertaining at best. I did like the style of the book-short essays.


    29. :)This is a precious book,this woman is a riot!I wish she was my friend so we could have Starbucks and I'd probably pretty my pants from laughing so hard!


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