A Spoonful of Sugar is a satire on the frenzy of modern parenting, feminism, childcare, and the pervasiveness of pharmaceuticals. The Nanny Diaries collides with Prozac Nation in a story that chronicles Anna Moore's tulmultuous journey.
Propped up by vitamins and caffeine, Seattle Supermom Anna Moore thinks she has it all figured out. Three free range, organic-fed kids, a skyrocketing career as creative director at her advertising agency, and a stable marriage to a gaming nerd. But when she returns to work after an extended maternity leave only to discover that she's been mommy tracked and the health department has shut down her daycare, she loses her grip. In swoops Maria, a seemingly experienced nanny, who enables Anna to go and win back her job. Anna quickly gets swept up into her work; while on the home front, Maria's meddling antics reach a disastrous crescendo. Soon, every aspect of Anna's life is going horribly and hilariously wrong and she must fight to redefine her existence, with or without a prescription.
About the Author
Amanda Orr lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children. She is a freelance writer and communications consultant. A Spoonful of Sugar is her first novel.