If you choose a funny book for book club you might not need questions. If you choose Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? you might be too busy laughing to focus on any formal questions. Not because the author is so funny--though she is slightly amusing, she's been told. No, you'll be too busy laughing at each other's stories. That is my favorite part about getting together with women who read my books. I love hearing their stories, the ones reading mine reminded them of.
But just in case, here are a few questions based on my latest essay collection, just to get you started. (Wine works better, but I hear some of you don't drink.)
Book Club Questions for Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?
1. Is there anything you can count on, short of faking an urgent need to be alone in the bathroom, that grants a peaceful escape from your family?
2. Diaper blowout stories: Maternal bonding moments or over-sharing?
3. Have you ever felt completely out of place, but you had to fake it because your kids were watching?
Lela reminds us that laughing at yourself is the most fun way to maintain your sanity in this crazy world.
4. What is your worst cultural, religious, or family tradition failure?
5. What do you do when you disagree with a teacher, doctor, or someone else whose authority you want your child to respect?
6. What is the meanest thing someone related to you has ever said to you while you were wearing a bikini?
This book is laugh-out-loud, lift-you-up funny.
7. How often do you want to stab your significant other with an office supply?
8. What's more important in a spouse, humor or thoughtfulness?
9. Where do you draw the line between helpful and doormat?
10. From leaving babies on changing tables, to propping bottles, to nursing un-belted in the back seat, what's your darkest mommy confession?
Read it for fun and then read it again for the therapeutic value.
Have I mentioned that I LOVE visiting book clubs? Whether in person or via phone or Skype, I am available to chill with your group and talk about books, babies, breakdowns or sexy things my husband won't do.
Say no to that deal. I dare you.