Our guest today: Karen Bergreen Why we love her: She is freakin' hilarious, that's why!
Her latest: Perfect is Overrated
The Scoop: Think you want to be the perfect mom? Think again…..
Kate Alger has finally found the cure for her post-partum depression. After years of suffering, all it takes to bring this mommy back to life were a few gruesome homicides! When someone starts offing the alpha-moms from Kate’s daughter’s preschool, Kate—who worked as an Assistant District Attorney before she had Molly—realizes it’s time to get out of bed, dust off the skills and find out who is killing all the mommies she loves to hate.
Wickedly funny and slightly twisted, Perfect Is Overrated is a romp through the life of one very needy mom, her cockeyed family, gorgeous ex-husband, and the entire insane, entitled, over-dressed , over-zealous, eternally jealous parent body at The Hawthorne Preschool.
Our thoughts: We LOVED it-this one will totally relieve your Mom stress!
Giveaway: FIVE copies! Just leave a comment and we'll choose winners on Sunday October 21st after 6pm PST.
Fun Fact: Karen is also a stand up comedian...no wonder we think she's so funny!
CHICK LIT IS NOT DEAD PRESENTS...KAREN BERGREEN'S BEST EVERS
Best Song: This is muy hard (I try to use a Spanish word at least once a day to show my worldliness), But I am going to have to go with Looking at You by Cole Porter. I am obsessed with Cole Porter, and in reality, it may not have been his best work, but it was my first dance at my wedding and I’m trying to suck up to my husband as our tenth anniversary approaches. I’m hoping for a pony.
Best Book: Again, a difficult one, but I love Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One. I love coming of age stories. I love the theme of the triumphant underdog, in this case the protagonist, Peekay. (PK is a term of endearment for his real name, Pisskop, Pisshead in Afrikaans.). The book is a good old fashioned sage, set in South Africa during the rise of Hitler. We get to hate Nazi kids and love quirky characters. The book, I recall, was long, but when it ended, I felt a sense of loss.
Best Movie: Can we have a tie between Tootsie and The Shawshank Redemption? I love Dustin Hoffman so. When I was in ninth grade, I found his number in the telephone book and called it and hung up. It was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Tootsie made me realize that my love for him transcended his appearance –I would have dated him as woman. The movie is hilarious-my favorite moment is when a depressed Tootsie tips over the mime in Central Park. The song Something’s Telling Me it Might Be You is nice and sappy, the way I like em. I like the Shawshank Redemption because I like revenge. I’m very angry. Could someone hold me?
Best Moment: I wish I could say when my kids were born, but I was nervous and bloated. Maybe when I got engaged, but the happiness was mixed with relief. I know. It was when I was sitting at a callback interview for a prestigious law job (I used to be a lawyer before becoming a comic). The interviewer was describing what my potential job entailed and I interrupted her and said, “Excuse me, I am so so sorry to have wasted your time, but I am going to withdraw my application here so that I can be a stand up comic.”
Best Piece of Advice: This is the easiest one and it relates to Best Moment. I had been in therapy when I decided to switch from law to comedy and the only thing holding me back was my fear of disapproval. I remember asking my therapist, “What will people think?” And she said, “Why would you care?” I felt liberated.
Thanks Karen! xoxo, L&L