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Just Let Me Lie Down


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A charming, hilarious antidote to the chaos of working motherhood, from the editor of Real Simple magazine.

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Kristin van Ogtrop is the editor of Real Simple magazine and has held positions at Glamour, Vogue, Travel & Leisure, and Premiere. She lives outside New York City with her family.


"Full of hard-won wisdom and kick-ass wit, JustLet Me Lie Down perfectly captures the joys and frustrations of an entire exhausted demographic. I would like to add one more thing to van Ogtrop's mile-long To-Do list: Run for President."--Mary Roach, author of "Bonk", "Spook", and "Stiff"
"Wise, warm, and well-adjusted, Kristin van Ogtrop untangles life's alphabet of chaos one letter at a time."--Ben Schott, author of "Schott's Miscellany"
"This handy survival-primer will offer a laugh, some respite or both. There's something for every mom here."--Linda M. Castellitto, "Bookpage "
"A witty lexicon of marriage and motherhood."-- Vogue
"A hysterical and touching handbook for frantic working moms."-- Self magazine
""Just Let Me Lie Down" is the very definition of a smart, funny, and useful book about parenting and work. If you can add one more item to your towering to-do list, it should be to read this book."--AJ Jacobs, author of "The Year of Living Biblically" and "The Know-It-All"
"van Ogtrop has created an entire lexicon for modern parenting to make the life of a working mother that much easier, not to mention funnier."-- The Daily Beast
"Wise, moving and hilarious--and refreshingly (ok, staggeringly) honest--Just Let Me Lie Down captures the choas, ambivalence, and dagger-through-my-heart love felt by just about every working mother."--Cathi Hanauer, editor of "The Bitch in the House" and author of Sweet Ruin
"A wise and witty thesaurus of marriage and parenthood. The ideal girlfriend gift."--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of "The Deep End of the Ocean"
"God bless you, Kristin van Ogtrop. "Just Let Me Lie Down" is a lexicon for legions of working moms. van Ogtrop nails with a generous, wisecracking charm what we couldn't--even with sleep--articulate."--Elissa Schappell, "Vanity Fair"
"A smart and hilarious primer for all those terminally over-committed moms who not only could use a laugh, but need one."--Steve Almond, author of "Candy Freak" and "(Not That You Asked)"
"Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but pretty much dead on."--Tara Trower, "Mama Drama" columnist for "The Austin American Statesman"
"Frank and funny."-- Entertainment Weekly
"van Ogtrop offers insightful advice with humor and warmth."--Marigne Dupuy, the "Times-Picayune"

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