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The Lunch-Box Chronicles: Notes from the Parenting Underground

Authors: Winik, Marion
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO022000, FAM034010
ISBN: 9780307557643, Related ISBNs: 0307557642, 0375401563, 0375701702, 9780307557643, 9780375401565
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Child 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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