Three other reviewers have read this book and commented before me. These three others did not enjoy this book. Should I continue to beat this dead horse? I feel I have to so as to spare other poor and unfortunate souls from reading this drivel.
This woman is so dislikable...so spoiled and such a monstrous brat that I can't even find myself rallying for her when she does perform well. The story opens with a woman who is so tired and sleep-deprived that when she tends to her baby in the middle of the night she accidentally walks into a wall. It seemed somewhat promising - haven't we all been there? But a page later we hear her full-time nanny arrive and start cleaning up the dinner dishes. The Nanny does the laundry, the diaper-changing [inappropriate and unamusing jokes from Ms. Eckler here about how she is going to train the child not to poop unless she is around the Nanny and this way she will never have to change a dirty diaper], and apparently does alot of tidying up as well. Sympathy flies right out the window and continues to soar from there. Postpartum depression? How about a trip to Hawaii for two months? Feeling fed up? - how about dropping the kid at her parents for two nights so she can stay in her out-of-town apartment and get "drunkity, drunk, drunk, drunk" - a direct excerpt of the brilliant writing of Ms. Eckler. Diaper bags are a pain to carry around, so why not just leave it at home and have to re-use the diaper baby was already wearing at the Doctor's office.
One of the last things I read before deciding to pitch this book in the nearest trash bin was Ms. Eckler's character on an airplane changing baby's soiled diaper on the seat beside her since she can't stand airplane bathrooms. She states something along the lines of "it's an incredibly rude thing to do, but I don't care" - I feel like her sentiments in this situation sum up her character as a whole. This book is not funny, it's not relatable and it's downright distasteful. I'm not finishing it because even if the character does redeem herself, I'm beyond caring.
If you want to read a book about a spoiled, first time Mom that is written WELL and does produce laughs - pick up Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic and Baby).