Who Peed On My Yoga Mat?

Seriously. Who peed? I always try to use either the book title or a pithy comment on the book as a blog post title, but who could improve on a book title like Lela Davidson‘s Who Peed On My Yoga Mat?! This hilarious book dives head-first into the ugly world of suburban motherhood. And while Lela would be the very first to point out her problems are very first world, she doesn’t dodge the tough questions. She refreshingly admits that all grown women are still scared of the mean girls. She also offers the pleasing insight that with wisdom (read: age, like the one I am fast approaching, the big number I refuse to admit is on the cusp of the downhill slide), comes the confidence to ignore those mean girls, once and for all. She admits to not exactly loving Yoga taught by teenagers (GASP! she could totally get kicked out of the carpool for that!!!) and she also admits that suburban moms have sex (and sometimes like it). Don’t worry–it doesn’t get all Shades of Gray-Haired Cougar; she is far too classy and young for that. What I think I love most is she gave me a woman to emulate who is 1) a mom (and has survived intact as a woman) 2) knows about mom jeans and would avoid them 3) can carpool her kids to hockey and soccer and maintain her mystique 4) can dance til dawn and coquettishly relish (and reject) the advances of young men she has the smarts to see right through. This book is laugh-out-loud, lift-you-up funny. The chapter on His Holiness the Dali Lama is freaking awesome (and useful, because I, like Davidson, will get to see him at a large venue here soon and I’m trying, but will surely fail, to read anything the man has written before I see him). She’s real and she’s real funny, you all. Please read!

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