There's a New Parenting Guru In Town and Her Name is White Trash Mom

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Far from trashy, a new parenting book has fans from Silicon Valley to Washington D.C. to Hollywood. The White Trash Mom Handbook gives irreverent but wise advice for parents of school age children.

Not the usual kudos associated with the words

Getting parenting advice from a book with "white trash" in the title is usually not a good idea. But fans of the upcoming parenting guide "The White Trash Mom Handbook" are anything but trashy.

Fans of the book include Silicon Valley Tech Guru, Guy Kawasaki, Washington D.C. writer Amie Adams and Hollywood "Queens of Mean" Authors Jessica Morgan, Heather Cocks.

Far from trashy the book has been hailed as 'The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy for the School Years" and has been praised as a "veritable encyclopedia of common sense wisdom...a modern-day 95 Theses nailed to the pre-school door." Not the usual kudos associated with the words "white trash".

But the author of The White Trash Mom Handbook ( is not your average mom. Michelle Lamar is a marketing guru turned fashion designer who created the persona of White Trash Mom to help other parents.

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Quotes for Book Reviews

"I love it! The immediate comparison is to my favorite pregnancy book, 'The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy'. I think every mom sending her child to kindergarten needs to read this book before Labor Day."
-Amie Adams
Writer for DC Metro Moms, Online Community Kirsty

"Michelle Lamar's refreshingly realistic take on motherhood never fails to amuse -- and inform. " -Jessica Morgan, Heather Cocks
Authors of "God Fug Yourself" and "The Fug Awards"

"Some clarification is due here: Michelle is being ironic when she uses the term White Trash as in 'My house doesn't look like the pages of Martha Stewart's Living -- I guess we're White Trash.' If you are looking for decorating tips for your doublewide trailer, this book is not for you. But if you'd like some real advice on juggling motherhood and work, navigating the hierarchy of your kids' schools or how to deal with the PTA, you will enjoy Michelle's book."
Donna Schwartz Mills
Writer for LA Moms Blog, Momocrats and popular blog SocalMom

"The White Trash Mom Handbook is a book that you should read. Actually, you don't have to read it. Just buy it. Michelle will be just as happy either way--as would I be."
Guy Kawasaki-
Co-founder of Alltop, Author of The Art of the Start, founder of Garage Ventures

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Boilerplate About Book
The White Trash Mom Handbook is a parenting guide published by St. Martin's Press. Book will be released August 5, 2008.

Author Michelle Lamar began writing a blog with the persona "White Trash Mom" to help other parents cope with some of the crazy expectations of modern parenting. The message of the blog and the book is that being perfect is just a myth that makes modern moms feel lousy.

Her friend Molly Wendland contributes to the book and blog as reformed school volunteer "Tacky Princess".

Quotes from Michelle Lamar, author of The White Trash Mom Handbook
"White trash is my short-hand for IMPERFECT. I read all the baby books when my girls were little but when they hit elementary school years, I felt like I was in the middle of the ocean without a paddle. No one told me about some of the unwritten rules associated with the school years. I looked everywhere for a 'Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy' book for the school years and had no luck. So I started writing my own."

"As soon as I started blogging as White Trash Mom, I was flooded with emails and comments from other moms. I found I was not the only one feeling pressured to put the kids in soccer at age 3 and I wasn't the only one that went to the store at 11pm to get store bought cookies---so I could make them LOOK homemade. Everyone was doing the same thing."

"There's this unwritten pressure that we have to be "perfect" in our society. If you're not perfect, pulling down six figures while homeschoolng your kids with a size 2 body---you're washed up. That's insane and White Trash Mom is just a way to shine a little light on the insanity so we can laugh a little."


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