Introduction by Melissa Amster
You may have heard of a summertime sitcom called Odd Mom Out. Well, if you haven't, you should definitely go to Bravo's website and check it out. I'll wait. I got into it last year and wrote a post about my favorite episodes. The show stars Jill Kargman, who has written several novels (I reviewed The Rock Star in Seat 3A) and a couple of humorous essay books. Her latest, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave, is in the latter category and we have FIVE copies to give away, thanks to the generosity of Ballantine.
In honor of Jill's pub week, I want to mention my top three favorite episodes of Odd Mom Out, season two. (No spoilers, I promise.)
#3-Hamming it Up: Because Hamilton, of course! I love all the Hamilton references and the cast cameos.
#4-Knock of Shame: This episode featured Drew Barrymore and speaks volumes about how hard it is to make friends and what happens when the friendships show their ugly side.
#9-The Hamptons: Cameo from Molly Ringwald, plus worst traffic jam EVER! I could definitely relate to what it's like to travel with impatient kids.
Anyway, I am very much looking forward to reading Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave!
From her unique lingo (things don’t simply frighten her, they “M. Night Shyamalan her out”) to her gimlet-eyed view of narrow-mindedness, to her morbid but curiously life-affirming parenting style, Jill Kargman is nothing if not original. In this hilarious new book, the sharp-elbowed mother of three turns her unconventional lens on life and death and everything in between, including
• the politically correct peer pressure she felt from the new moms in her hood, the women who provided the grist for the mill of her hit television show • the evolution of her aesthetic from Miami Vice vibrant (a very brief flirtation) to Wednesday Addams–meets–rocker chic
• her deep-seated New Yorker’s discomfort with moving vehicles that aren’t taxis and subways (a.k.a. “suburban panic disorder”)
• the family obsession with reading obituaries for their medical revelations and real estate news value
• the reasons why, in a land of tan-orexic baby-oil beach bakers, she chooses to honor the valor of her ghostly pallor
From a hellish visit to the Happiest Place on Earth to her unusual wedding night with Russell Crowe to her adrenaline-pumping Gay Pride parade experience, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave is as wonderfully indecent and entertaining as a spring break road trip with your best friend. Assuming your best friend is the kind of gal who still wears a motorcycle jacket to pick up the kids at school.
Jill Kargman is the writer and star of the hit Bravo television show Odd Mom Out, based on her novel Momzillas. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund (as well as three other novels co-authored with Carrie Karasyov), three novels for young readers, and the essay collection Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. She has written for Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and many other magazines, was a columnist for Style.com, and wrote for the MTV shows So Five Minutes Ago and Who Is. Kargman is a graduate of Yale University and the British American Drama Academy. Married and the mother of three, she lives in Manhattan. Visit Jill at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
For more fun, read Jill's interview with Scary Mommy or listen to her phone interview at Reading with Robin.
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