Fun without Dick and Jane: A Guide to Your Delightfully Empty Nest by Christie Mellor
From Christie Mellor, the best-selling author of The Three-Martini Playdate, comes this hilarious (and helpful) guide to recovering from getting those little angels into college and out of the house. Filled with unapologetically funny yet entirely sympathetic advice, Mellor answers important questions (Is $200 an hour too much to spend for exam tutoring? Is moving to an apartment near campus ever an option?) and offers wise counsel on saying good-bye, getting kids to stay in touch (without begging), and coping when they come home to roost (which they will—for holidays, summer break, and possibly for years after graduation). Best of all, she inspires empty nesters to embrace their newfound freedom and enjoy their lives to the full.
Christie Mellor is the Los Angeles–based author and illustrator of The Three-Martini Playdate and The Three-Martini Family Vacation. She is the mother of two children, one of whom recently left her nest.