One of the fundamental truths about smart, busy, working mothers is that they trust information from other smart, busy working mothers above all else.
When they’re not sharing, venting or reading theLoop, (that is, when they are not with their children, or perhaps when they are,) they might pick up an intelligent, humorous book written by a local working mother, especially if another local working mom tells them to.
Tuesday night, many of us were there to launch "Just Let Me Lie Down ," the new book by Kristin von Ogtrop, the Southern-Westchester-residing Working Mother (SWWM) and editor of Real Simple. It’s a compendium of humorous catch-phrases that help describe our insane, out-of-control lives. (Last night’s event at Plates in Larchmont could perhaps have been termed by some by the definition on page 198, "separation anxiety: when everyone else is at the office and you aren’t.")
Also in attendance was Jeanne Muchnick, the Southern-Westchester-Working-Mother (SWWM) author of the newly released "Dinner for Busy Moms", the SWWM President of J Crew, the SWWM head of a Farm Share coop, the SWWM partner in a law firm, the SWWM VP of publicity for a book publisher…. you get the idea.
"Exhaust Pipe- One’s mouth, normally used for speech, which in a state of exhaustion often utters non-sensical commands or phrases"
The first eight winners will receive a copy of Just Let Me Lie Down or another SWWM’s recently released work, What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life. Eight books are available!