Posted in 3 1/2 paws, Blog tour, humor, nonfiction on January 2, 2015

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Tales from Suburbia: You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Live Here, but It Helps
Print Length: 209 pages
Publisher: Cup of Tea Books, an imprint of PageSpring Publishing (December 1, 2014)


Brandi Haas is no domestic goddess . . . but she’ll tell you that motherhood is probably the hardest gig in the universe: “The pay is horrible, the wardrobe is pathetic, and your boss (although utterly adorable) is usually a tyrant.”

Brandi brings her trademark wit from the popular blog to this new collection, sharing stories of birthday party mayhem, mommy martyrdom, and snow shoveling majesty.

The setting is Anytown, USA, among barking dogs, picket fences, and eclectic neighbors.

Tales from Suburbia: You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Live Here, but It Helps will make you laugh, warm your heart, and let you know you’re not alone. Mothers (and fathers) will recognize themselves, their children, and the absurd situations that family life brings to us all.


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This is a case of where a blogger has turned her daily musings into a book.  I had never heard of this blog, but I found the posts/chapters to be intriguing and even a bit introspective.  I didn’t necessarily relate to many of the posts since I do not have young children, but some of the stories had me laughing out loud…which confused my husband because he thought I was laughing at something on the television.  He should know better!

This was an enjoyable read and if you follow this blog you will probably love the book.

We give this 3 1/2 paws


About This Author

Brandi Haas author photoBrandi Haas is a former high school English teacher turned stay-at-home mom. Born and raised in California, she now lives in Missouri with her husband, daughter, and their dog, The WonderMutt. She is consistently inconsistent about her weight and age because, really, it’s no one’s business anyway. She sees humor in everything and began writing stories about her life as way to share her insanity with the world.

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