Category Archives: Baby Boomers

Stories from Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid

Summertime blues…

Yes, we all get them, those summertime blues. I did, for sure. I took some time away from the office to rejuvenate my soul and visit family. Thus, there were no posts from our wonderfully funny Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) series. Story postings will resume next week. NYMB books make the perfect gifts for […]

May 15

“Shagging is Hard” by Kendall Roderick

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid.”  The hallway carpet leading into the school cafeteria was an emerald green mixed with puke brown and sky blue. I imagined that without the puke color, it might have been mildly pleasant. I was meeting Sarah, who had been my best […]

March 31

“One Prank Deserves Another” by Susan Sundwall

This story appears in the Baby Boomer anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid.”  I don’t remember what I had going on that night, but when I got home, Mom informed me that my younger sister, Shari, had taken a babysitting job that was ordinarily mine. In a family of seven kids, money […]

January 30

“The Mystery of the Gridiron Chalk Phallus” by Brent Goldstein

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid.”  There is an art to a good adolescent prank. A truly successful prank usually requires a deft combination of many factors, including timing, creativity, audacity, spontaneity, execution, reaction and, yes, often some alcohol-fueled stupidity. I attended Wootton High School in Rockville, […]

December 05

“Do You Want Fries with That?” by Christine Cacciatore

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid.”  The illusion was shattered, if it ever even existed. The illusion that my children should have of me as the perfect mother was gone. During breakfast at a restaurant last December, my mother chose to share with my children one of […]

November 07

“We Trust You” by Brent Goldstein

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Stupid Kid.”  Every fall at every high school across America, there is at least one dumbass senior who decides to throw a small party to kick off his/her glorious senior year. Usually this decision corresponds with an even dumber decision by said senior’s […]