A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back in with your mother, inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real life.Eloise Lou Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and shes moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents house. Shelly Mama Shell Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?Smothered is a hilarious roman clef told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctors prescriptions, job applications and rejections, parking tickets, and pug pictures, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college. Told from Lous point-of-view, Smothered tells the story of two young(ish) women, just trying to get it right, and learning that just because we all grow up doesnt mean we necessarily have to grow old. (After all, what is Juvaderm for?)...
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This book was absolutely hilarious! I'm sending my copy to my sister this evening as I know she will also love it. A+
I was very lucky to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I am so happy I did. This book was absolutely hilarious and so real. I can't remember a book that I actually laughed as much in as I did this book. Anyone who has ever lived with their parents as an adult should read this and enjoy.
The story was told through texts, social media posts, receipts, emails, etc which made for a very fast, light read. I highly recommend this book and can only hope to read more from Autumn Chiklis in the fu ...more
I loved that this was light read (meaning I didn't have to think hard while reading it). It was funny and spot on to the social media generation. I liked how there was a mix of texts, a few Instagram posts and her diary to tell the story. Were some of the characters over the top? Sure, but that's what made them so funny.
As a recent graduate, post-uni depression has hit me HARD, so I thought I had found the perfect book in this, but nope. Lou wasn't in any way relatable, the family is super rich and spending an extraordinary amount of money in every turn; it's clear that the only reason why she wants to find a job is to get some "HA, in your face! I'm so independent!" points, like that one friend she keeps badmouthing but secretly wants to be like, and NOT because she has any actual need for that money. She does ...more
A hilarious story about a college graduate who moves back in with her parents and tries to find herself.
Lou Hansen has graduated Columbia with honors and hopes to find a job soon and get her own apartment. In the meantime she must move back home to California to face an overbearing mother who tries to manage her life. Lou’s day by day adventures are described in Emails, texts and diary entries. She tries to outwit her mother's overbearsnce in her life which leads to uncontrollable events.
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Smothered... imagine your mother forcing herself into nearly aspect of your recently graduated from college- desperately searching for a job - life. Lou's Mama Shell is a stay at home mom fashionista, who spends her days shopping at high-end stores and texting Lou to keep tabs on her daughter and inject beauty/health/fashion advice. An honestly hilarious year following Lou's graduation ensues in this book as she struggles with international scandal, introducing boyfriend to family, and living at ...more
I received the ARC of this book from a goodreads giveaway. I couldn't put it down!!! I haven't read a book in quite some time that I was able to say that about. I can't wait to see what this author puts out next and am happily following her on instagram to see any updates on new books coming out. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
Love, LOVED, L O V E D this book. I honestly couldn't put it down. I don't remember the last time I laughed this much or felt such a genuine sense of happiness while reading anything. I connected to every word --as both a mother and a daughter --and I can only hope I'm one fraction as fabulous as Mama Shell (a character I am not soon to forget). Autumn Chiklis has given us a glimpse into the closeness and craziness that is family through characters who always operate from the heart, so we forgiv ...more