The Lunch-Box Chronicles
Notes from the Parenting Underground
By (author) Marion Winik
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Lunch-Box Chronicles by Marion Winik
Book DescriptionChild Magazine Best Book of the Year "For me, parenting is like dieting.Every day, I wake up filled with resolve and good intentions, perfection in view, and every day I somehow stray from the path.The difference is with dieting, I usually make it to lunch. . . ." With the candor and often hilarious outlook that have made her a beloved commentator on NPR, Marion Winik takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through modern parenthood, with all of its attendant anxieties and joys.A single mother with two small boys, Winik knows exactly what she's talking about, from battles over breakfast and bedtime to the virtues of pre-packaged food and weightier issues like sex education and sibling rivalry. Part memoir and part survival guide, The Lunch-Box Chronicles is an engaging philosophy of parenting from a staunch realist, who knows that kids and their parents both will inevitably fall far short of perfection, and that a "good enough mom" really is, in fact, good enough."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375701702
(197mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marion Winik
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A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik has a way of looking at life that's both relatable and remarkable. Her experience of being single in middle age will strike a chord as her willingness to share her personal humiliations leaves readers shocked, awed, and laughing out loud.
Telling, Paperback (October 1995)» View all books by Marion Winik
With her firecracker energy, wit and outrageousness, Marion Winik has captivated thousands of listeners on NPR's All Things Considered. Now she takes us on a journey both personal and universal, a tour of the minefield of chance and circumstance that make up a life.
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Author Biography - Marion Winik
Marion Winik has been a regular commentator on Nation Public Radio's All things Considered since 1991. Her writing appears regularly in magazines, newspapers and online. She is the author of both Telling and First Comes Love (both available from Vintage Books)."
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