Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Well-Spoken Wednesday--The Amazing Mom Book by John MacIntyre Book Review

Summary from goodreads:  The Amazing Mom Book is a fresh, charming and funny look at motherhood in all 
its manifestations. From chapters on moms in other cultures to royal moms to
mythological moms to mothers-in-law and mothers run amok of the law, this is a
rollicking look at the most important role in human history.

Also included in The Amazing Mom Book:
- Moms giving birth, moms in the
workplace, moms in the animal kingdom
- From Ma Barker to the Queen mum, from
Jackie Kennedy to Roseanne, profiles of world's most interesting moms
- Top 5
lists on everything from the Top TV moms of all time to the Top Five ailments
suffered by babies
- Did You Knows"
- Surveys and statistics
- And
much, much more!

The Amazing Mom book is the most comprehensive collection of facts, quotes,
profiles, dates and statistics about mom. For anybody who has a mom, you must
read The Amazing Mom Book.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have to admit that this book really did not grab my attention like I thought it would.  I am a student of history, and the premise of the book is interesting enough.  

I did find several of the stories within the book fascinating even if they were outdated.  I do not fault the book for not having the most up-to-date statistics-tit is a good reminder at how fast things change and how much the internet has spoiled us.  Realizing that were strong women as far back as the ancient times does fascinate me.  I was also struck by how much things have changed for moms in just 100 years!  I am so grateful for modern conveniences!

What concerned me most about the book was the misinformation contained within the book-tmost notable to me the dat of The Wizard of Oz was wrong!  Judy Garland is one of my favorites, and not to know the correct date concerned me.  

I realize that errors do happen in books, but it would seem that the author cfould do more research.  Come to think of it, he never even cites his sources.  I thought books were required to do that, but what do I know?

It also bothers me when there are a lot of editorial errors in a final edition.  I know I am being nit picky, but I just cannot help it.  I feel is behooves me to tell you my true feelings.

In conclusion, I wish I could say I loved this book. The cover is pretty, and I am sure it would make a great gift for any mother out there.  After all, the author's focus is to venerate mothers, and he certainly accomplishes that.  And as long as most of his facts are right, there are some fascinating stories encouched in the pages of this book.


  1. What an honest review! I love that you told it like it is. This book looks great- but maybe looks are deceiving.


    1. I never like giving negative reviews, but I always feel I must tell the truth. I try to emphasize the positives. This was an easier review because I was not reviewing it for an author. I hate having to give negative reviews then! Giving a rating of a 2 is so hard to do but sometimes needed.


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