My Rural Mom Friend suggested to me…
An Audio Read That’s Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!
During the stress of the holiday season, a good chuckle can certainly brighten things up quickly! And the best way to read a humorous book is by listening to it on audio, particularly when it’s read by a superb humorist like Cynthia Nixon.
Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier’s uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days: A Novel centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination.
Structured as a daybook of sorts, with the Cursing Mommy—beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and nine—trying (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller’s and Sylvia Plath’s: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life.