Where’s My Award? is a comical look at being a working mom in Hollywood.
It is a love letter to working moms everywhere told from the perspective of former stand up comedian turned publicist living in Hollywood, Margot Black.
Starting from the point at which she decided to quit the road, find a husband and eventually give birth to their son, this personal and humorous memoir offers a unique insight into the daily struggle with the extraordinary demands placed on working moms in America today. Where’s My Award? is told against the glamorous backdrop of Hollywood, celebrity and the business of public relations.
From pumping breast milk in the bathroom of a Beverly Hills hotel, persuading her reluctant son to act in a TV pilot, saving a famous sportsman’s dignity at a hotel launch, being summoned on stage at a celebrity auction by one of the most famous lawyer’s in the world to getting baby barf out of a red carpet, Margot’s tales are hilarious, hysterical and heart-felt.
Her working mom struggle is real. Who has time for bake sales when you have a Miss Malibu event to PR? And how do you tell the tardy celebrity DJ to hustle because you need to collect your son from pre-school? And what happens when a snowstorm means you’re stuck in New York with a famous chef who is about to appear on The Today Show, when all you want is to be home with your husband and kid?
And don’t get her started on the pressures on being the perfect modern mom? Gluten free, soya free, wheat free, dairy free, organic food is off the menu and Kraft Mac and Cheese on when a working day is so demanding. Collecting Boxtops so that her son’s school can afford new desks drives her crazy and why are all parent teacher meetings scheduled for the middle of the working day?
Celebrities who get a mention as Margot works her PR magic include Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Richard Branson, Gene Simmons, Khloe Kardashian, Kathie Lee Gifford, Sharon Osborne and Mary J Blige. And let’s not forget the entitled Beverly Hills housewives, super rich Bel Air princesses and playboy billionaires she also has to deal with daily.
Margot, who has more than fifteen years working in PR, delivers her candid working mom’s eye view with a large serving of truth, pathos and Cheerios (usually found in her bra courtesy of young son). Where’s My Award? will resonate with working moms who struggle to keep all the balls in the air, a roof over their family’s heads and their boobs in a pert position post childbirth.