ANNOUNCING: I JUST WANT TO HANG OUT WITH YOU
Featuring my essay “Reading is Fundamental (to Raising Teenagers).”
This is the 13th book that my work has been published in, and it’s such a thrill. WOO HOO! This one is all about raising teens: the laughs, hopes, wishes, highs, and not-so-high moments. (Confession: my essay got me a liiiittle teary-eyed when I re-read it recently.)
There are 26 essays by all kinds of voices that will make you feel SEEN. Understood. And a lot less alone in all of this.
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Read the seventh book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series!
Remember when we thought motherhood was hard when the kids were little? Ha! Now we realize it’s damn near impossible when they’re teenagers! The days of potty-training, bubble-wrapping every sharp corner, and begging for a freaking minute to pee alone are long behind us. We don’t read bedtime stories or sing lullabies to our children anymore. Instead, we’re communicating via TikTok videos and tracking them on their cellphones every time they leave the house. We lose sleep wondering if we’ve done enough or overdone it.
There was a time when we longed to be left alone and now we can’t get our teenagers to spend any time with us. When we’re not begging or bribing them to hang out, we’re banning them from leaving the house just so we can have some “family time” together.
Raising teens is not for the faint of heart but it’s still a wild and terrific ride. For all the angst and drama teenagers cause, they’re also smart, hilarious, and fun to be around (if they let you hang out with them).
Enjoy stories like:
◆ The 100% Absolutely True Story of How My Kid Accidentally Joined a Cartel
◆ The Joy of Knowing Middle School Doesn’t Matter
◆ Let’s Talk About Sex
◆ A Camel, Some Straws, and Your College-Bound Teen
Motherhood never gets easier and you’re going to laugh or cry. Why not do both?
FEATURING THE WORDS OF:
Jen Mann, Katie Bingham-Smith, Susanne Kerns, Veronica I. Arreola, Ava Mallory, April Grant, Galit Breen, Erin Dymowski, Amy Rosenberg, Cat Hollyer, Nicole Feltz, Holly Rutchik, K. Beck, Heather Reed, Ellen Williams, Suzanne Fleet, Candy Mickels Mejia, Gretchen Kelly, Andrea Contreras, Sara Weber, Gila Pfeffer, Santorina Davis, Nanea Hoffman, Rachel Sobel, and Alexandra Rosas.
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Kim Bongiorno is the New York Times best selling author for her opening essay in I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE. Her work also appears in many other anthologies, as well as a collection of her short fiction, PART OF MY WORLD. Learn more about Kim’s freelance writing and other projects here.