Kim Friedman & Kate Siegel: Mother, Can You Not?

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A HILARIOUS Mother & Daughter Afternoon!
Kim Friedman & Kate Siegel
Mother, Can You Not?

You’ll love it if:  You hear your mother’s voice in your head second-guessing every decision you make and have or want to be a “helicopter mom.”

There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made? No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel and her own mother, who drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate’s mom would say next. Now, in Mother, Can You Not?, Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting. From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate’s gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate’s menstrual cycles), Mother, Can you Not? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives—even when it feels like they’re ruining them in the process.


Kim Friedman (the mother) is an Emmy -nominated director of primetime television, including Beverly Hills, 90210, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Square Pegs, and Lizzie McGuire. Kim is also a distinguished theater director, having received two Obie nominations in New York and two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards. More recently, Kim moved back to the East Coast in an effort to more effectively nag her daughter.


Kate Siegel (the daughter) is a writer and a social media guru behind the Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom. She has been featured on BuzzFeed, Elite Daily, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan,,, People Magazine, and on Nightline and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She previously served as an associate producer for Condé Nast Entertainment, overseeing digital video for Teen Vogue, Bon Appétit, The New Yorker Festival, Condé Nast Traveler, and Self.