If you are on social media, then you should be aware that I attended a book signing for Jill Kargman’s new book Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave. The party was hosted by my fabulyss (no, that’s not a typo) friend Lyss Stern of Divalysscious Moms and everyone had a blast celebrating this collection of “musings, lists, essay and outrages.”
As I told Jill when it was my turn for her to autograph the book, Odd Mom Out is one of the few shows that my husband enjoys watching along side of me. (He is constantly making fun of my taste in reality TV and chick flicks)
As parents raising our family in New York City, on the East side no less, we get all of Jill’s Jewish/NY humor and fully relate to most of the episodes. If you haven’t watched her show yet, you must take this time to catch up on Seasons 1 and 2.
Jill Kargman has a lot going for herself. Not only is she the writer and star of the hit Bravo show, she’s the daughter of Arie Kopelmann who ran Chanel. (I’m so jealous imaging what is inside her closets!) Her brother Will was married to Drew Barrymore which makes her the aunt to their two daughters Olive and Frankie. (Drew guest starred on Season 2).
I devoured Jill’s witty and laugh out loud, hysterical book in one sitting. Here are some of my fav lines from the first 60 pages to wet your appetite:
- I read the obits every day. I am grateful for every day I ain’t on the list! (in a message to Jill from her dad Artie along with a WSJ article)
- In the years to come, I would realize how special and important the pediatrician-mom relationship is. You’re in the trenches together. Every fever, stomach bug, vaccine, flu shot, and specialist referral…”
- The pediatrician saying, “I guarantee she won’t walk down the aisle in diapers.”
- You have not yet met all your bridesmaids
- Guess what – those hot blond girls doing keg stands? I have news for you: They peaked at sixteen. Would you want to be your best self in eleventh grade? Fuck no!…… Granted I have armies of crow’s-feet marching out from the corners of my eyes, but from laughter, not excessive hard alcohol, biggies and sunburns.”
- SPD – suburban panic disorder
The book signing event was held at the Armitron Showroom on Fifth Avenue right in the heart of New York City. Each attendee was treated to a complimentary Armitron watch since the company is aware of how important time is for moms. Thank you Armstrong for my beautiful timepiece. If you take away nothing else from this post, it is definitely TIME to catch up on Season 1 & 2 of Odd Mom Out and read Jill’s new book.
If you are a loyal viewer, what’s been your fab scene, line or episode on the show to-date?
Disclosure: I received a Armstrong watch at the event, but paid full price for a copy of the book