New mom books feature dark but funny turns

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This book cover image released by Harlequin shows "Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures," by Amber Dusick. 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/Harlequin)
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