• Title: Mommies Behaving Badly
  • Author: Roz Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780758209276
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mommies Behaving Badly In her witty wry insightful new novel Roz Bailey follows the adventures of one woman who s discovering a new state and a whole new state of mind Some signs are hard to ignore When Ruby Dixon s car
    In her witty, wry, insightful new novel, Roz Bailey follows the adventures of one woman who s discovering a new state and a whole new state of mind Some signs are hard to ignore When Ruby Dixon s car is stolen again on the day her husband is offered a job in Portland, Oregon, the message seems clear It s time to give up stressful New York living in favor ofIn her witty, wry, insightful new novel, Roz Bailey follows the adventures of one woman who s discovering a new state and a whole new state of mind Some signs are hard to ignore When Ruby Dixon s car is stolen again on the day her husband is offered a job in Portland, Oregon, the message seems clear It s time to give up stressful New York living in favor of bucolic bliss in the Great Northwest Others you don t see until it s too late Now Ruby, Jack, and their three children have a palatial house in a peaceful burb, and everything s perfect Except that Ruby can t get a decent haircut, can t seem to crack her neighbors shells d Jack is constantly away on business If it wasn t for her new friend Ariel, another transplanted New Yorker who s earned the ire of the local PTA, Ruby would be about ready to cry uncle And some guide you right where you need to be But if life is dependable for one thing, it s unexpected turns, leaving Ruby and her children in a far from familiar place Their new situation is beyond terrifying.But it s also somehow exhilarating Because Ruby is about to find out just what can happen when there are no compromises, no safety nets, and no rules to follow but your own.Roz Bailey went to college in New York City and never looked back She spent the better part of her twenties searching for a fine romance, both at work as an editor and after hours in Manhattan She s a huge fan of cities and hopes to one day return to a lifestyle full of museums and theaters, far from the land of minivans and drive through windows.She currently lives with her husband and two children in the Pacific Northwest, where she has taken up walking in the rain and teaching art literacy She is immersed in a study of slackers and can be found doing research in local coffee shops while working on her latte addiction, one day at a time.

    One Reply to “Mommies Behaving Badly”

    1. I picked up this book up off the shelf at the library because of the title. I am a SAHM, and sometimes I wish I could behave badly. A Mommy can dream! Once I started reading, I was hooked because I am experiencing many of the things Ruby did in the book. My husband just got a promotion at work and we have to move to another state (further away from family). The thought of a new house, new neighbors, new friends, new schools for the children is really scary for me. Unlike poor Ruby, I don't think [...]

    2. To be honest, I skimmed most of this one. It had a cute story line, but it was super long--too long for what it was.

    3. Mommies Behaving Badly fronts like a tabloid novel full of juicy Oh no she di'int! It's actually a tepid, overly long story about mommies behaving really reasonably under stress. Ruby is a wife, mother, and romance novelist. When her novel farm rejects a non-standard novel and refuses to renew her contract, she thinks it couldn't get worse. Then her car gets stolen and her husband's job transfers them from New York City to Portland, Oregon. There she meets a lot of other mommies, the usual stero [...]

    4. Unfortunately this book didn't feel believable - from the characters to the details - starting with the first chapter in which Ruby laments that her favorite Manolos were ruined by her daughter but then doesn't know the difference between "radicchio and arugula". Nor knows what pancetta, carbonara, Gruyere or a caramel machiato seem to be - Chapter 28 - the publicity tour is all about her being a single "glamorous" woman - but she gets off a plane with her children and goes directly to a book si [...]

    5. Good, fast read. Typical mommy lit. [return[returnHowever, the title has nothing to do with this book, and neither does the cover. Go figure.[return[returnThe main character, Ruby, was a mommy, but she certainly wasn't behaving badly. :) I was expecting more "Desperate Housewives" type behavior from her and other neighborhood mommies, but this book is more about Ruby's relationship with her husband, and adjusting their family to moving cross country from New York to Oregon.[return[returnAs a wor [...]

    6. This book wasn't the crazy fun I had hoped that it would be from the title. Instead, it was a decent book about a mom whose whole life gets turned inside out by a series of events. Everything, both good and bad, in the book, seems to happen a little too easily and a little too neatly for my taste. But, it was entertaining enough that I still finished it. Not entertaining enough for me to hunt down another book by the same author though.

    7. This book was like an average TV showyou keep reading, even though you aren't completely captivated because you've started down the path of the story and just want to see how it ends.The mommie was not the one behaving badly, and the description on the cover didn't really match the direction the story took.

    8. I really enjoyed this book that I just happened to pick up off the shelf at the library due to the title and the author's last name.It was a little better than the title suggested. The Mommy was compelling and the relationships she had were interesting. It wasn't hard literature, but it was an enjoyable read about changing courses mid-life.

    9. Wasn't sure I was going to like this at first, however it was a lighthearted look at parenthood and it didn't have a sickly sweet happy ever after ending; but a more realistic one so overall not a bad read.

    10. 377 pages of what you ask? Not a whole lot. The title is strange for starters. The mommy is Not the one with the bad behavior. It is her husband! I kept reading this book, thinking it would get better and it was just so stupid. I am sorry I wasted my time on this book.

    11. This was a fun read about how life changes. I liked it because the main character said and did things that were real though maybe not what society might expect of her.Kind of fluffy, no deep message, but funny and enjoyable.

    12. Another book I really liked. This one took me about a week to read, but it always kept my attention. It is funny, realistic, and a nice change of pace from what I have been reading. I would like to try more by this author. This one was recommended at our public library by another reader.

    13. such a good summer read. the mommies missteps read like my life. I have fallen in love with a new author!!

    14. I'm not sure what the title had to do with the story. The book was not what I thought it would be.

    15. Local Lake Oswego author that I had the pleasure of meeting at my book club. Easy read and fun because it takes place in "Lake Oswego".

    16. Marc checked this out for me for some chuckles relating to mommy-hood:) Will post comments when done.

    17. "I'd always been so proud of the fact that we didn't argue, but now I wondered. Maybe we should have gone for the fight. Better to have noise on the line than no connection at all."

    18. Book title is misguiding or maybe I am missing the part where mommy was bad? It is definitely a chick book. It felt like this book was having an identity crisis like some of its characters.

    19. ok, chick lit with decent character and setting. Unusual book re divorce and how the protagonist remains independent but not angry.

    20. I really enjoyed this book, could not put it down. The story is much more serious and deeper in meaning than the title indicates.

    21. The title and cover art of this book have nothing to do with the plot. It was entertaining, but too long for what it was. I very much related to the depiction of motherhood.

    22. I was expecting more of a "Desperate Housewives" type of book by the name of the title. Still a good read

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