Mother, Can You Not? - Kate Siegel

Mother, Can You Not?

By Kate Siegel

  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 153 Ratings


Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term "helicopter mom."
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made?
No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel—her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting. 

From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate's gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate's menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).


  • Hilarious read!

    By Jelly_Tatito 0901
    Let me start off by saying that my review might be a little bias, as I am a BIG fan of @crazyjewishmom on Instagram and Facebook way before the book came out. With that being said I found myself not being able to put this book down until I finished it. Kate's mother is by far one of the most amazingly big hearted and funny helicopter mother with no filter I have ever heard about or have had the pleasure of reading about. I myself aspire to such funny antics one day with my own kids. 😁 This book is a series of different story that is light hearted, gut wrenching funny, and good life lesson; whether good or bad, to each one.
  • Hilarious

    By Michele Khoury
    I alternated between being grossed out and laughing out loud. Kate's an excellent writer; I feel as though her mom's a close friend. Very funny!
  • Loved it.

    By ewilks0301
    A quick and hilarious read. I hope Kate writes more.
  • Hashtag##MARVELOUS##

    By cawilki097
    Much like the Instagram account that started it all, this book lures you in and leaves you wanting more hilarious stories of the life of Crazy Jewish Mom and her Spawn. I laughed, I gasped, I pictured it happening to me. Hopefully we will see more from Kate Siegel!
  • SO FUNNY!!

    By rjhsstudent89
    This book is so funny. I had to control myself so I didn't start bursting out in laughter in public. I've been a fan of the Instagram acc @crazyjewishmom for a while and i was so excited when Kate decided to write. I'm hoping for part two.
  • Fun and Heartwarming

    By Dreday0909
    I've been a long time fan of crazy Jewish mom, and a lifelong fan of strong women. This book is such a heartwarming tale of the history of both. As a mother and a daughter I took many notes in the margin, can't wait to throw my daughters period party some day!! This is a perfect vacation read, or in between story for any reader. Can't wait to find Jeffrey's book next :-)
  • Hilarious!!!!

    By Chubbdubdubblunt
    Took this book on my vacation and kept laughing the entire plane ride. It's hysterically funny!
  • Amazing!!

    By Allison B.
    Such a hilarious book!!!! Can't wait to see what Kate writes next!!
  • Love!

    By Just an MT girl
    I want to be Kim's daughter! This book has made me laugh the whole way through. I'm hoping for a Mother, Can You Not second helping!

    By chan789
    found myself laughing out loud