The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold

  • by Paige Kellerman
  • Narrated by Rebecca Hansen
  • 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Beer's Folded and the Laundry's Cold: Mostly True Adventures in Housewifery, Paige Kellerman follows up her hilarious debut - At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles - with the natural next step-taking on budgeting, babies, and trying to keep the day drinking down to a minimum while staying at home.
At the core, it's a story of a woman who worked in an office and didn't, instead working on trying to make money stretch like a two dollar pair of panty hose, upping her fashion game to include occasionally wearing pants, and using dull childproof scissors to cut out coupons and wads of gum from her kid's hair.
Listeners will learn how to:


Cry about student loans
Accept the futility of cleaning while children are awake
Make their spouse feel awkward, using only conversation
Dance in the grocery store

This hilarious follow-up is not a "how-to" on being the perfect parent, but rather a tale of one woman running the house like a boss-that is, when she's not scraping failed Pinterest-inspired experiments out of the crockpot, filling the bird feeder and waiting for rogue squirrels, or inhaling the smell of a laundry sheet like a Snuggle-scented sedative. Housewifery just met its match.

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Overall, this is an entertaining listen. It could be considered a modern-day Ann Landers with a touch more humor. I'm actually a stay-at-home husband, so I could identify with many of the observations. It is a common theme to hear friends dismiss my job as audiobook narrator/producer and zombie novel writer as not really working.

Some of the bits seemed almost forced at times like the attempt to bring out the humor was more important and it made me forget what she was talking about. I did like how she always referred to her spouse as simply "Husband". I enjoyed it overall and would share the title with friends.

Ms. Hansen fit fine as the narrator, bet there were times when her voice would lull me out of the story and into a daydream. Of course, that could've just been the road as I listened to this as I drove to and from a dog show in my RV.

This title was furnished by the author/narrator in exchange for an honest review. I don't write "fluff" pieces, so if I love or hate it...I will not be shy in telling you.
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- TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer

I can see my wife in almost every page

Married for 15 years now and OMG can I see my wife in almost every page. From the internet friends, knowing a guy who knows a guy, the struggles of being a stay at home mom, a professional, a mom, a wife, etc. the author really grasps and conveys the feelings of housewifery. Loved the 7 Mondays. Get it. Listen to it. Laugh like crazy. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Mary Karowski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2017
  • Publisher: Paige Kellerman