I Heart My Little A-holes

I Heart My Little A-holes

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Karen Alpert, writer of the blog Baby Sideburns, shares funny stories and pictures from her experiences raising her young son and daughter.
Publisher: New York:, HarperCollins,, 2014
ISBN: 9780062341624
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 Alpert 04/2014
Characteristics: xiii, 287 pages :,illustrations ;,19 cm
Alternative Title: I love my little a-holes


From Library Staff

I’ll start this with a warning that Karen Alpert is not for everyone. She is pretty crass, often sarcastic, and can come across as pushy. But she can also read like a conversation with your best friend from college. And let’s be honest, having a baby in the house can make it challenging to carve ... Read More »

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
NicoleAgar Jun 13, 2017

LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! So funny, so real!!!!

Feb 12, 2017

There is LOL and then there is LAUGH. OUT. LOUD.! I have never laughed out loud so much in a book! Found it hilarious! Just loved the whole way she wrote it. to rate it out of five stars I give it double 5 !

FSJPL_Amy Jun 28, 2016

I loved some parts of this book and was indifferent to other parts. There were parts I laughed out loud at, parts that made me feel I was not alone in some of my feelings about the not-so-sunshiny aspects of motherhood. There were other parts where I disagreed with her take or just didn't find as funny as she did. It was definitely a fun read, and worth picking up if only to flip though for a few laughs.

Apr 28, 2015

A very honest look at motherhood.

Nov 27, 2014

I agree with the other comment. I was honestly thought this book was going to be hilarious. read the first few pages and didn't pick it up again.

ksoles May 16, 2014

When I picked up Karen Alpert's book at the library and flipped through the contents, I thought: I'll either find this hilarious or obnoxiously offensive. Unfortunately...

If you appreciate crass, expletive-filled, snarky comments on bodily functions, you'll probably get a kick out of "I Heart My Little A-Holes." If you enjoy bombardment from vulgar descriptions of poop and vomit and endless derogatory comments about parents and children, you may appreciate Alpert's meanderings. Otherwise, expect to get a few chuckles out of the first 20 pages, then toss the book aside in disgust.

The author claims to love her kids to pieces but she (only semi-wittily) complains about virtually every aspect of parenting. She discusses unnecessary baby gear, taking two young children to a public washroom (when "you thought keeping one kid's hands out of the frigging tampon trash can in the public restroom sucked") and dealing with other moms (“I’m sick of moms trying to make other moms feel like shit….Moms bragging. Moms being all Judgy McJudgy. Moms giving other moms assholey looks”).

Though I can admit to dropping the occasional f-bomb in my 3.5 year old son's presence, Alpert's sarcastic and excessive use of the word quickly becomes irritating. Her descriptions of messy diapers are simply gross and a series of chapters with titles like, “Allllllll the ways my body is different (i.e., sucks balls) after carrying two poop machines” and “An open letter to my vajayjay” incites cringes.

An over-the-top, scattered and tiresome attempt at parenting humor.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at My Library

To Top