This book cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days," by Ian Frazier. Mother's Day has taken a dark yet funny turn in a fresh round of bo

 

              This book cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "The Cursing Mommy
This book cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows "The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days," by Ian Frazier. Mother's Day has taken a dark yet funny turn in a fresh round of books about derelict parenting. These moms curse a lot, drink to excess, reveal scary truths and draw twisted little stick figures of their kids pooping and whining relentlessly. They love their kids, to be sure, but there's something about the scorched earth narrative that sells memoirish parenting books these days, so they went for it. And they're joined by some funny dads who touch on motherhood in equally twisted ways. (AP Photo/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)