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Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years quite like this --The New Yorker A parenting zeitgeist --Washington Post A hilarious take on that age-old problem getting the beloved child to go to sleep --National Public Radio A new Bible for weary parents --New York Times Resonates powerfully with almost everyone --Boston Globe Go the F to Sleep challenges stereotypes opens up prototypes and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling s to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own --Midwest Book ReviewGo the F to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland Profane affectionate and radically honest California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach s verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night In the process they open up a conversation about parenting granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes Go the F to Sleep... is beautiful subversive and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new old and expectant You probably should not read it to your children Seriously Just Go to Sleep a children s book inspired by Go the F to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order more
1 New York Times Bestseller2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTIn her first memoir Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons family photos and documents and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears Chast s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents When it came to her elderly mother and father Roz held to the practices of denial avoidance and distraction But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the crazy closet with predictable results the tools that had served Roz well through her parents seventies eighties and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades the themes are universal adult children accepting a parental role aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies managing logistics and hiring... strangers to provide the most personal care An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast s talent as cartoonist and storyteller more
Marriage should be based on love right But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages New York Times bestselling author Dr Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying understanding and speaking their spouse s primary love language quality time words of affirmation gifts acts of service or physical touch By learning the five love languages you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference and each one ends with specific simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship You can build a lasting loving marriage together Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages com The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages... This book is a sales phenomenon with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment more
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson star of A E s Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty She exhibits poise respect for her family and friends and a faith that influences her choices Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident fun family-loving kids With this book Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish These values include think happy be happy dream big shake the hate do something and many more Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children
Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up it features tips how-tos and facts from the experts You ll find answers to questions about your changing body from hair care to healthy eating bad breath to bras periods to pimples and everything in between Once you feel comfortable with what s happening you ll be ready to move on to the The Care Keeping of You 2
Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain Brooke Shields explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother Teri in her new memoir Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom Teri a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself Brooke s iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old and Teri s skills as both Brooke s mother and manager were formidable But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever And when Brooke s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her But despite the many ups and downs Brooke was by Teri s side when she died in 2012 a loving daughter until the end Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable difficult complicated woman who was her mother And now in an honest open memoir about her life growing up Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter
Don t you wish your grandmother had written down her life story MEMORIES FOR MY GRANDCHILD A Keepsake to Remember enables you to write down yours Guided questions and prompts will help you tell your grandchildren and great-grandchildren to come all about your childhood and teen years your education love and marriage work community religion military service parenthood and family life and of course grandparenthood This guided journal memory book features Inside back cover pocket in which to store keepsakes notes Creamy smooth pages that take pen beautifullyArchival acid-free paper helps preserve your memories 7-1 2 wide x 9-1 4 high96 pages concealed wire-o binding -----
What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son What if Luke I am your father was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh twist presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far far away Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice using the Force to raid the cookie jar Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star Er he looks just like you Lord Vader and the special bond shared between any father and son
A New York Times Best SellerOne of Flavorwire s 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014 You Have to F ing Eat makes parents of picky eaters smile --TODAY Parents Adam Mansbach will delight exhausted and exasperated parents everywhere for a second time with You Have to F king Eat--another children s book that is most definitely not for children --Entertainment Weekly An equally hilarious ode to kids at the table --Huffington Post Parents Adam Mansbach gets you He understood that sometimes your kids just won t go the f k to sleep And in his new foulmouthed bedtime book for parents out Wednesday he understands that sometimes they just won t f king eat And he knows well it s really f king annoying So how about some f king comic relief --GQ A likeable variation on a universal f ing theme --Kirkus Reviews A hilarious sendup of the eternal fight between kids and their parents over what to eat and when--if at all --New York Journal of Books You Have to F cking Eat Sequel to Go the F k to Sleep Is Finally F king Coming It will arrive just in time to gift it to your brother-in-law who upon unwrapping it will clutch it immediately to his chest and shake his head furiously at his waist-high daughter as she claws at him with her... chewed up nails No no it s not for you he ll say laughing and crying at the same time --Flavorwire An uproarious spoof of bedtime board books --San Francisco Chronicle Parents when your precious angel rips you from your three hours of sleep to demand food that he won t actually eat you ll want this f ing book --Mashable Forthcoming new book by genius funnyman Adam Mansbach --BoingBoing This book is genius It is what every parent is thinking when their child refuses dinner --Old School New School Mom With this soon-to-be crude classic Adam Mansbach has nailed it with his undeniable animal child comparions all cozily complimented by Owen Brozman s humorous illustration--we dare you not to giggle into your eggnog --Curious Mom Illustrations are just as enjoyable and the narrative again paints the perfect picture --Roundtable Reviews You Have to F king Eat just begs to be given as a gift --What The Flicka I m so happy to have this book in my collection I won t hesitate to make anyone who sits at my table for a meal read this before they eat --The Reading Vixens Get a copy today And grab one for your friend whose kid will only eat foods that are white They will thank you --Absolute Mommy Mansbach s offering is so simple that it s genius Eat already has bestseller written all over it --Yummy Mummy ClubFrom the author of the international best seller Go the F to Sleep comes a long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal Profane loving and deeply cathartic You Have to F ing Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence giving moms and dads new old grand- and expectant a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem A perfect gift book like the smash hit Go the F to Sleep over 1 5 million copies sold worldwide You Have to F ing Eat perfectly captures Mansbach s trademark humor which is simultaneously affectionate and radically honest You probably shouldn t read it to your kids more
It s bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy and Darth Vader s parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times bestsellers Darth Vader and Son and Vader s Little Princess In this Episode the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins Luke and Leia who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story As Vader reads the book looks in on favorite creatures droids and characters such as Yoda R2-D2 Han Solo Chewbacca Darth Maul Admiral Ackbar Boba Fett and many others as they tuck in yawn and settle down to dream As ever Jeffrey Brown s charming illustrations and humor glow throughout playing on children s book conventions to enchant adults and kids alike