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Confessions of a Domestic Failure Audiobook

Confessions of a Domestic Failure

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Publisher's Summary

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-listen for moms everywhere.

There are good moms and bad moms - and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.

When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?

With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect - but many ways to be great.

©2017 Bunmi Laditan (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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    HelenL 15/05/2017
    HelenL 15/05/2017

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    "Rings very true - funny!"

    I follow this author on social media and she is funny so I was keen to read this. Elements of this will ring true with all the Mamas I know - it's also a superb summation of the hold social media has over Mothers and the pressures we pile on to ourselves. Thoroughly enjoyable - you will laugh out loud and maybe wipe away a few tears!

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  • Elle 2003
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    18/06/17
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    "Ashley Keller is no Bridget Jones"

    The main character ruined the book for me. I've read the comparisons to Bridget Jones, but they are viciously unfair to poor Bridget. Sure, she was a wreck, but she was a lovable, generous, wreck who only hurt herself. Ashley, though. Ashley has got to be the most selfish, self-entitled, self-righteous, judgmental protagonist to ever have been written into existence.

    If Bridget saw a homeless woman starving and cold, she would buy her a Burberry jacket and then bemoan her overdraft. If Ashley saw the same woman, she would envy her the ability to sleep through the night before accidentally having her arrested. Then find a way to blame her husband for it.

    I finished the book, but it was a hate read. A predictable hate read. I liked the narrator, and the story line was good, but somehow, compulsive self-indulgence and impulsiveness does not have the same charm when the end result is a homeless child.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anjali
    22/05/17
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    "Narrator overacted... first book I've returned to audible"

    The story could have been good had the narrator allowed the writing to do its own work. Unfortunately, the narrator had such an incredibly affected tone that I couldn't get through a full chapter. It was cringeworthy. Writing this comedic doesn't need so much interpretation from an overly dramatic narrator. Thankfully audible allows returns. This is my first book to fall into that category. I may try a non audio version at some point since the writing sounded like it had potential to be a good read.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • mikaelab
    11/07/17
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    "terrible"

    all the first time mom cliches rolled into one terrible story. painful to get through

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Philadelphia,PA
    03/05/17
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    "Awesome Book"

    This book was great! The imagery throughout painted detailed pictures of the characters. The main character Ashley was extremely relatable to me. Overall, I enjoyed the book and look forward to a sequel ASAP!
    The narrator did a wonderful job and was very engaging, making the book hard to cut off. I read this book in one day between work and and home.
    If you haven't read it... It's definitely worth it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anniebukaluda
    08/08/17
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    "Wanted to love it..."

    Between the reader sounding like she was gritting her teeth for most of the book and the constant whining from the spineless Ashley - I really struggled to care. I love Bunmi's blog but it just didn't translate for me. And what was with totally skipping over when the women let loose toward the end?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie L Farrow
    27/07/17
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    "Review of "Confessions of a domestic failure""

    This book was hilarious and relatable. As Moms we could all identify to the challenges of being a mother, wife and just juggling the day to day responsibilities. Great narration of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damian G.
    24/07/17
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    "Humor"

    Such a funny dive into a mother's journey. So easy to read and listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    14/07/17
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    "Great Book!"

    love the narrator! The author had amazing analogies things that make you laugh out loud. Such a great read for new moms.

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  • MKH
    12/07/17
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    "Sounds like complaining"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who doesn't want to feel alone when they are struggling with motherhood.


    What could Bunmi Laditan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I felt like there should have been a better balance of struggle and success.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I was read well in the audible.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    When I heard it, I just felt sad for her, and it brought up awful memories I had in early motherhood. I don;t want to live in denial, but at the same time, I want to dwell on the good times and remember those. I don't want to live and dwell in agony over all the awful times. I was depressed after hearing 30 minutes of it. I turned it off.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like there should have been a better balance of struggle and success. Readers shouldn't feel sad, or sorry or upset when they pay to read something. I can get those feelings from my own home. I was hoping for more encouragement from the battlefield.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donna Stephenson
    06/07/17
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    "terrible book"

    not funny. not a good story. as a mom, no one is like this book as a first time parent. worst book ever

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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