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Hysterical book on sending your kid to college



Influencer Sharon Brecher shares her funny slice of life

Hysterical book on sending your kid to college


“She’s not really miserable. She’s creating her way through the ups and downs of life’s most perplexing assignment – raising humans. Sharon’s book is a sassy, sparkling help list for a mom’s most dreaded job, sending her kid to college. You will laugh, you will wince, you will buy two books so you can cut one up to send pages to your friends.”  - Becky Blades, Author of Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

Welcome to that special time of every parent’s life - when they’ve done all they can to prepare their kids for the next step, and the time has come… their kid is leaving home and going to college! Miserable Mom celebrates the ups and downs of one of life’s most emotional parenting moments, conveniently coinciding with mid-life.

Mom-blogger, illustrator and popular influencer Sharon Brecher shares her first-hand experience with the daily angst and indignities of motherhood in her humorous comic strips that portray the do’s and don’ts of sending your kid to college. Through illustrations and transparent slice-of-life narrative, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College provides an authentic connection with others who are also navigating this emotional time. Delivering an unapologetic perspective of motherhood, Sharon shines a light on the stream of consciousness we all internalize and helps us laugh at ourselves.

“If I’ve learned anything over this process, it’s that every last one of us Miserable Moms gets a case of the crazies when we prepare to send our children off to college,” Sharon says. “The degrees to which we veer close to the edge may vary, the issues over which we obsess may diverge, and our fears and emotions may be very different. What matters is that we can look at each other, recognize the vulnerability, and help each other through this transition with a little laughter.”  

By normalizing common parenting and mid-life insecurities with a dose of humor, Miserable Mom will help you feel supported while enduring this incredibly special time of parenting college students.

Miserable Mom is a comical and honest survival guide for any parent facing this stage of parenthood. In it, Sharon tackles cringeworthy subjects such as:

  • High Anxiety: The Do’s and Don’ts of Pre-College Prep

  • Holy Sh*t Your Kid is Leaving the Nest! The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Out… and Moving In

  • The Overbearing Parent’s Reminder: Step Back So Your Child Can Shine at College

  • The New Normal Back at Home: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stalking, Suffocating and Controlling Those Left Behind

  • Raging Hormones & Mid-Life: Keeping it Cool When You’re Burning up Inside and You Just Want to Turn Back Time. 

  • Live and Learn: Put on Your Best Game Face, Don’t Forget To Laugh When Your Crazy Slips Out and Remember All Parents Are In This Together

  • The Emotions of Change: Now what?

  • And So Much More

Sharon L. Brecher is a mom-blogger, writer, illustrator, wife, and Miserable Mom. Her first book, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College, calls out the absurdities of this stage of motherhood with a wry sense of humor and a self-deprecating wink to her own place in the emotional merry-go-round. You can follow Sharon’s comical perspective on navigating the often-humorous balance of raising young adults while maneuvering mid-life on her popular Instagram page @MiserableMoms and her website



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