The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting: An Alternative Guide

The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting: An Alternative Guide

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by Jay Curtis, Joanna Simmons
     
 

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A must-have for all new parents—a gritty, laugh-out-loud book about the darker moments of "imperfect" parenthood
 
A is for Anxiety, Alcohol, and Awful Activities. B is for Bedtime, Baking, and Boredom. C is for Childcare and Cooking with your Coat on. N is for Not Swearing (frustrating) and S is for Soft Play Places, Sniffing

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A must-have for all new parents—a gritty, laugh-out-loud book about the darker moments of "imperfect" parenthood
 
A is for Anxiety, Alcohol, and Awful Activities. B is for Bedtime, Baking, and Boredom. C is for Childcare and Cooking with your Coat on. N is for Not Swearing (frustrating) and S is for Soft Play Places, Sniffing Babies' Asses (to see if they've filled their diapers) and Sex (see also L, for Lack thereof). This guide merrily gives a middle finger to the pervasive notion that parenthood is an eternally rewarding experience. Taking a wry, down-to-earth, and humorous look at life with young children, it taps into the very normal, but hard-to-admit ambivalence that so many parents feel about raising kids. Darkly funny and occasionally shocking, Joanna Simmons and Jay Curtis' brilliantly alternative A–Z of parenting is essential reading for all moms and dads who really, really love their kids, but . . .

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Library Journal
Organized from A to Z, with entries ranging from a few sentences to a few paragraphs in length, this book by British moms Simmons and Curtis give a tongue-in-cheek response to parenting, emphasizing the absurdity of day-to-day frustrations with small children. As in most of these titles, the humor here doesn't always work; some entries are better than others. The British slant may also turn off American readers. Optional. . —"Parenting Short Takes", Booksmack!, 12/16/10.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224086264
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
07/05/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Simmons and Jay Curtis are writers and mothers of small children, and this is their first book together.

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