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is inventive, hysterical, and touching. Karen Rizzo wraps a timeless drama about the love between mothers and daughters in a fresh, snappy package for the social media age." --CHRISTINA SCHWARZ
, author of The Edge of the Earth
and Drowning Ruth
, an Oprah's Book Club Selection
Before there were Real Housewives and Tiger Moms, the was Ruth Sternberg, the hugely popular First Mother of Mommy Blogging--or, as Ruth's daughter, Abbie prefers to call her, the First Lady of Cyber Exploitation.
Eighteen year-old Abbie has finally found her way out of the limelight, by moving a solid five hundred miles away from Ruth and her "maternal instincts." But when she hears that her ailing, beloved grandmother is moving in with Ruth, she suspects that her mother has found a new blog subject to exploit. Abbie kidnaps Grandma to save her from the same fate, and thus begins an uproarious battle of wills. Famous Baby
wisely and hilariously explores mother love, identity, and the hazards of parental over-sharing in the social media age. Karen Rizzo,
who lives with her actor husband and two children in Los Angeles, California, is the author of Things to Bring, S# T to Do... and Other Inventories of Anxiety
, a memoir centered around her penchant for lists. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Living Fit
, and women's humor anthologies, and her plays have been staged at several theatres. Famous Baby
is her first novel.