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1 New York Times Bestseller A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThough Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives the things that matter to them and what they still want to learn about each other Both a son s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom s life lessons for her grown son The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories including their tragedies and triumphs In these often humorous and moving exchanges they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they ve learned along the way In their words their distinctive personalities shine through Anderson s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his... mother s idealism and unwavering optimism An appealing memoir with inspirational advice The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child and a thoughtful reflection on life reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared no matter our age more
Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
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 Medical consultant Cara Natterson MD 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
From one of the country s most recognizable journalists How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman s life After four decades as a reporter Lesley Stahl s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House interviewing heads of state or researching stories at 60 Minutes It was becoming a grandmother She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected she wanted to investigate it as though it were a news flash And so using her 60 Minutes skills she explored how grandmothering changes a woman s life interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg colleagues like Diane Sawyer and grandfathers including Tom Brokaw as well as the proverbial woman next door Along with these personal accounts Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren anthropologists about why there are grandmothers in evolutionary terms and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers Throughout Becoming Grandma Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe about how her relationship with her daughter Taylor has changed and about how being a grandfather has affected her... husband Aaron In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children Stahl s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a clear-eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage high school through college and reveals how they are negotiating it A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls Even in this age of helicopter parenting the mothers and fathers of tomorrow s women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists academics and experts renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths hard lessons and important possibilities of girls sex lives in the modern world While the media has focused often to sensational effect on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus in Girls and Sex Peggy Orenstein brings much more to the table She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people s lives what it means to be the the perfect slut and why many girls scorn virginity the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding... assault In Orenstein s hands these issues are never reduced to simplistic truths rather her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent often silent subtext of American life today giving readers comprehensive and in-depth information with which to understand and navigate this complicated new world more
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
Tyler and I inch toward the Green Room in line with blow-dried TV anchors and stuffy columnists He s practicing his handshake and hello It s a pleasure to meet you Mr President It s a pleasure to meet you Mr President It s a pleasure to meet you Mr President When the couple in front of us steps forward for their picture my teenager with sky-blue eyes and a soft heart looks up at me and says I hope I don t let you down Dad What kind of father raises a son to worry about embarrassing his dad I want to tell Tyler not to worry that he d never let me down That there s nothing wrong with being different That I actually am proud of what makes him special But we are next in line to meet the president of the United States in a room filled with fellow strivers and all I can think about is the real possibility that Tyler might embarrass himself Or God forbid me LOVE THAT BOY is a uniquely personal story about the causes and costs of outsized parental expectations What we want for our children popularity normalcy achievement genius and what they truly need grit empathy character are explored by National Journal s Ron Fournier who weaves his extraordinary journey to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of... other loving-but-struggling parents more
Announcing a brand new cover-to-cover revision of America s pregnancy bible What to Expect When You re Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today s 25 most influential books of the past 25 years It s read by more than 90 of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book--the most iconic must-have book for parents-to-be with over 14 5 million copies in print Now comes the Fourth Edition a new book for a new generation of expectant moms--featuring a new look a fresh perspective and a friendlier-than-ever voice It s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what s new in pregnancy but what s relevant to pregnant women Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters an expanded chapter on pre-conception and a brand new one on carrying multiples More comprehensive reassuring and empathetic than ever the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy There s more than ever on pregnancy... matters practical including an expanded section on workplace concerns physical with more symptoms more solutions emotional more advice on riding the mood roller coaster nutritional from low-carb to vegan from junk food dependent to caffeine-addicted and sexual what s hot and what s not in pregnant lovemaking as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting the dad-to-be Overflowing with tips helpful hints and humor a pregnant woman s best friend this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before It s everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect only better more
The ultimate parenting bible The Boston Globe with a new foreword and available as an ebook for the first time a timeless beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the 1 New York Times bestselling authors Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are doing for parenting today what Dr Spock did for our generation Parent Magazine Now this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships including innovative ways to Cope with your child s negative feelings such as frustration anger and disappointment Express your strong feelings without being hurtful Engage your child s willing cooperation Set firm limits and maintain goodwill Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise Resolve family conflicts peacefullyEnthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world the down-to-earth respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding
This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up With illustrations and expert contributors this book covers new questions about periods your growing body peer pressure personal care and more Written by Dr Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up The Care Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you re going through
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