Karen Alpert

Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 PM (CST)


Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual event with Karen Alpert to celebrate the release of her newest book, Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be A-holes!  Karen will be in conversation with fellow author and parent Leslie Bruce.


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More about the book:

Do you ever feel like you’re failing miserably at parenting? Do your kids keep acting like douchenuggets no matter what you do? Then this book is for you.  
From the creator of Baby Sideburns and I Heart My Little A-Holes (and the creator of two kids who once were little a-holes but are slowly turning into awesome human beings), Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be A-Holes is a hilariously honest parenting guide written by a regular mom who doesn’t always know WTF she’s doing. Just like you.    
Featuring side-splittingly funny pictures, stories, and chapters like: 

  • You Are Not Your Kiddos Servant
  • Picasso's Mom Didn't Tell Him to Draw the Eyes in the Right Place
  • Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Cost Thousands in Therapy
  • If They Say "I Hate You," Then You're Probably Doing It Right
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be A-Holes will make you laugh, cry, laugh until you cry, and feel like you’re having coffee (and a little sumpin' in it) with a best friend who has some of the answers to THE hardest job on earth: parenting. And maybe, just maybe, it might help you get the a-hole out of your kids*
*not a guarantee

About the author:

Karen Alpert started her blog Baby Sideburns as an antidote to the perfect-seeming families she saw on social media. Her writing about the messy, unpredictable side of parenting struck a chord, and her first book, I Heart My Little A-Holes hit the bestseller list. She also wrote I Want My Epidural Back (William Morrow, 2016). She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two kids.


Leslie Bruce is a #1 New York Times bestselling co-author and an award-winning entertainment journalist (formerly of Us Weekly magazine and The
Hollywood Reporter). Her newest book is You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom.  She launched Unpacified in 2016 with the goal of connecting with women as they fumble through motherhood, and to offer support, community and laughter so that no new mom ever has to feel alone. Unpacified serves as a platform to remind women that there are 100 different ways to raise amazing children, and to always remember that a happy mom means a happy baby.  Leslie lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband, her children and two overweight rescue dogs. She thinks writing her own bio, in the third person, is super weird.