for all mothers and mothers-to-be who don't buy into the status quo of a "typical" womyn, you need something other than the "typical" baby book. wheather you are single, queer, married, female, male, straight, a first timer, or been here before, the hip mama survial guide will bring you insight, humor, and real help. from non-marital hell to how to give yourself a time out, what to name your new bambino to legal guidance, hip mama is the first book to make me feel like not everyone in the world is starring at me and my kid in that funny way. with a sigh of relief, i closed this book. not because it was over but because i realized that there's more of you like me out there. we're everywhere sisters! and we're all making it! not only does this hand out practical advice but gives you a sense of empowerment and makes you want to give yourself a pat on the back. i'd like to give ariel and all the hip mama's a high five.