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  • Author:
    Sandra Tsing Loh
  • ISBN:
    0307450414
  • ISBN13:
    978-0307450418
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  • Publisher:
    Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (August 4, 2009)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Professionals & Academics
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This is a story about the year I exploded into flames.

In Mother on Fire, she fires away with her trademark hilarious satire of societal and personal irks large . Sandra Tsing Loh is the fiercest, funniest, and most incredibly honest and self-deprecating voice to emerge from the mommy war debates.

Sandra Tsing Loh is the fiercest, funniest, and most incredibly honest and self-deprecating voice to emerge from the mommy war debates.

Once again, Sandra Tsing Loh has massaged her very specific life into themes that touch the heart, providing plenty of laughs but also a lot to think about.

which turns out to be more common than you'd think among forty-something humans. Gourmet coffee splats; the wig slips askew. Once again, Sandra Tsing Loh has massaged her very specific life into themes that touch the heart, providing plenty of laughs but also a lot to think about.

Mother on Fire documents Loh’s "year of living dangerously" among pompous school admissions officials, Prius-driving parents, vindictive bosses, and old friends with new money as she first kisses ass–and then kicks it. См. также: Другие биографии. Похожие книги: Stories About Youngsters, Сборник рассказов английских и американских писателей. Сборник содержит адаптированные рассказы английских и . т 33.

For my mother, whose belly-for various reasons-always burned. This is a true story, in the sense that the major plot points-the ones that seem almost too absurd to have happened-actually happened. To protect the privacy of the innocent, however, I have changed the names and certain details about some of the characters and places featured in my tale, and in some cases created character composites based on two or more real people. This is a true story, in the sense that the major plot points-the ones that seem almost too absurd to have happened-actually happened

For my mother, whose belly-for various reasons-always burned.

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Mother on Fire documents Loh's "year of living dangerously" among pompous school admissions officials, Prius-driving .

Mother on Fire documents Loh's "year of living dangerously" among pompous school admissions officials, Prius-driving parents, vindictive bosses, and old friends with new money as she first kisses ass-and then kicks it. This is a story about the year I exploded into flames. Reading this provided a lot of stress relief, even if one has never tried to look for a "good" kindergarten in LA that didn't cost an arm and a leg, Tsing Loh's manic prose will make you laugh out loud. emigre, August 19, 2008.

This is a story about the year I exploded into flames...which turns out to be more common than you’d think among forty-something humans. Yeah, we can hold it together in our thirties, with a raft of hair products and semi-tall nonfat half-caf beverages....Come the forties, though, cracks begin to appear....Gourmet coffee splats; the wig slips askew. In other words, my friends, THE WHEELS COME OFF.Sandra Tsing Loh is the fiercest, funniest, and most incredibly honest voice to emerge from the "mommy war" debates. Here she fires away with her trademark satire of societal and personal irks, prompted by her own midlife crisis, when she realizes she can’t afford private school for her daughter–and her only alternative is her neighborhood’s beyond-repair public school. Mother on Fire documents Loh’s "year of living dangerously" among pompous school admissions officials, Prius-driving parents, vindictive bosses, and old friends with new money as she first kisses ass–and then kicks it.

Nidora
I absolutely love Sandra Tsing-Loh's writing- especially in The Atlantic- which is what make the theme of helicopter motherhood, something I normally wouldn't be able to stomach, tolerable for me. Tsing-Loh is laugh-out-loud funny, though sometimes her anecdotes do reek of fake reality showism. It's clear she is vastly exaggerating her characters and the circumstances of her life most of the time, however, she is a very engaging writer. Unfortunately, the book ends before the break-down of her marriage and her affair, which she chronicled in "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" in The Atlantic. Now THAT is the book I want to read!
Whatever
I'm not all that familiar with Ms. Tsing Loh's work. She is capable of being funny, and I found myself nodding in recognition at some of her experiences. But mostly I found this book to be rambling, disjointed, and self-indulgent. Also, I've never seen so many exclamation points used by an adult. Good god, she punctuates like a texting teenager. Does she shout this much on NPR?
Varshav
The author is VERY funny and right on target when taking apart LAUSD and the LA scene which is extremely plastic and power focussed. Sandra not only thinks she has to solve her family's problems but lies awake at night trying to solve the whole world's problems while her husband, who grew up in So. Dakota peacefully sleeps. That is the angst one can have after growing up in Malibu and then living in Van Nuys. It is a laugh out loud book that needs to be savored in small doses because Sandra has so much to say that is thought provoking, especially about her generation's overly involved "parenting." That is my opinion as a person who brought up her children in the 70's when we stressed independence and self-reliance with lots of love. Actually, I was doing that while living across the street from Sandra and her family in Malibu. Buy the book, you will love reading it!
Samuhn
As a mother of a pre-k, I was interested in reading this book on one mother's plight regarding LAUSD. Found some of the information funny, while very confusing. I found some chapters hard to follow as the writer was jumping all over the place. Overall a pretty good read.
Redfury
Very, very funny and well-written. Ms. Tsing-Loh does satire, irony and self-deprecation much better than she does anger. The book is hilarious up to the last two chapters which fall flat and should have been omitted and one does sense in them more than a faint whiff of sour grapes. The NPR ending is in retrospect inevitable, but buy the book and enjoy it!
Yalone
Sandra Tsing Loh is an excellent writer and observer of behavior, including her own. This is a must read for anyone with kids. Or a husband. Or both.
Dalarin
I have been reading Loh since her very frist book came out. Even dragged my husband to one of her shows in San Jose a while back, which I enjoyed emmensely. I have eagerly bought every one of her books. Why? because she is so right on, so without shame or pretense, about all aspects of her life. So without PCness. She is one of a kind. This particular book is so touching. Funny, witty, and honest.
If anyone wants to know me, read this book. This is my favorite book of all time. The writing is as good as David Sedaris. I never laughed so hard as the day she took her toddler to pre-school for the first time. Also, the shock of her child not " passing" the private school admission test and the even more hysterical learning that "parents in the know" actually prepare for the test, like SAT prep.!!! I actually wept neart the ending where the teacher in the public school she had so avoided was reading Carlotte's Web to the class. Charlotte's Web's last line is so perfect. I am now reading the end which is full of such insight on what is important in life: working day by day to serve the community with actual participation in public civil society. That's the ticket - the Social worker as saint. HA!