´´Elizabeth´s writing style is like Tina Fey is channeling Dear Abby´´ Jenna McCarthy, bestselling author Elizabeth Lyons had a great life raising 5 beautiful kids (who tended to lie down on the floor of Target when things weren´t going their way). She was blessed with great friends (who she had little time to see). She had a well-paying job (that she enjoyed just enough to make it palatable). And then one day while driving down the highway, Happy by Leona Lewis came on the radio. While she hadn´t ever fully paid attention to the lyrics, one line in particular forced her to pull over. I could stand by the side. Watch this life pass me by. So unhappy. But safe as could be. In that moment, getting real honest with herself and developing customized rules to ensure that she began living her best life in order to show her kids by example how to live theirs became non-negotiable. Do you ever feel like... - You need an extra hour in the day. Possibly four. - You fall into bed exhausted most nights yet unsure what you actually did all day (because it definitely wasn´t any of the 367 things on your to-do list). - You miss yourself (even though you´re with yourself all day long)! If so, this book was written just for you. You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules That Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom is a roadmap to shift your perspective and put you back in the driver´s seat in order to bring consistent joy back into your amazing life. The alternative is continuing to live in comfortable mediocrity, and that life isn´t for you! READING YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS WILL: — Untie your ´´nots´´ so that you can begin taking intentional steps toward the life of your dreams — Eliminate the two words that are unconsciously sabotaging your growth — Equip you to view chaos as an opportunity — Reframe your focus each time you begin comparing yourself to other moms who seem to ´´have it all´´ — Empower you to trust your intuition...the first time! — Grant you permission to take care of yourself in a way that ensures you have full control over your own happiness at all times. EDITORIAL REVIEWS ´´Rarely does a book infused with such hilarity provide such an encouraging and uplifting parenting outlook. You Cannot Be Serious is not only an imperative call to action, it´s a nightstand necessity!´´ -Cheryl Lage, author of Twinspiration ´´Fresh, inspiring and wickedly funny.´´ -Jenna McCarthy, author of Pretty Much Screwed ´´A must-have for moms craving a heartfelt laugh!´´ -Ali Wing, founder of giggle ´´You Cannot Be Serious offers 32 rules to help the modern woman survive--and even thrive--in the circus show that is motherhood.´´ -Jana Matthews, blogger + mom
In this compelling and heartfelt memoir, writer Molly McAleer chronicles the discovery of her father´s addiction and subsequent death, how true love saved her life and how she kind of sort of got tricked into going to rehab. She knows you´ll probably never believe her side of the story, so she also interviews friends, ex-friends, and her acupuncturist about her history of substance abuse, flailing through her twenties and what kind of person she really is. About the Author: Boston born and raised television writer, blogger, internet personality and HelloGiggles.com co-founder Molly McAleer currently resides in Los Angeles and lives in constant fear that she´s going to be homeless or go to prison for committing vehicular manslaughter. Her writing has appeared on over 25 websites and her Twitter was hailed as ´´one of nine to follow amongst millions´´ by The New York Times. She needs to touch a dog (any dog) at least once a day and hates eating, people who make fun of Juggalos and the circus. You can listen to her advice podcast, Plz Advise on iTunes and SoundCloud. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Molly McAleer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025288/bk_adbl_025288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.