Books: Drone mom

Kate Siegel has turned her Instagram account ‘CrazyJewishMom’ into a risqué book.

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May 5, 2016 13:37
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Kate Siegel

Kate Siegel. (photo credit: PR)

 
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Forget helicopter mom. Kim Friedman readily admits she’s more of a “drone mom” when it comes to her one and only offspring, Kate Siegel.

Siegel has spun a series of wacky and often unbelievable tales from her unique upbringing into her debut book: Mother, Can You Not? What began as a wildly popular Instagram account with the handle @crazyjewishmom ended up in a book deal for the 20-something Princeton grad. In 2014, Siegel started posting screen captures of text messages from her mother on the social media app. The numerous and insistent messages berated Siegel for staying with her boyfriend who still hadn’t proposed, reminded her to perform Kegel exercises to strengthen her pelvic floor and warned her against living in – or ever going outside – her Brooklyn “deathtrap” apartment.

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