My mother and I have an incredibly close relationship, in which we drive each other crazy, embarrass each other, but also love one another unconditionally. My mom is the single coolest, strongest, funniest person I have ever met, and that is why I chose to read Mother, Can You Not.
In Mother, Can You Not, Siegel shares various stories from her childhood and adulthood about the strange things her mother has done to her, to herself, and in general. A witty collection of memories will make the reader smile, blush, and just plain cover your face in embarrassment for Kate. There were many times while I read this book that I thanked the good Lord that mother never has tried to pull anything that Siegel's mother has.
Siegel paints a picture of a woman who is un-apologetically herself, who likes to give hugs, and doesn't gloss over things just because they hard to talk about, and the woman is her mother.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was funny and well written. Though I had never heard of Siegel's Instagram page "Crazy Jewish Mom", it was easy for me to jump into the whole story. A couple of warnings however is that there is language, and the dialogue between the mother and daughter has quite a bit of sexual content. I didn't care for that part, but the rest of the book was good.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion by Blogging for Books.