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Marguerite Kelly's Family Almanac: The Perfect Companion for Today's Family--a Helpful Guide to Navigating Through the Everyday Issues of Modern Life Paperback – October 26, 1994


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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (October 26, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671792938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671792930
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 7.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you can afford only one all-purpose parenting book, this is the one. Kelly's fame began with The Mother's Almanac (LJ 11/15/75) and its successor, The Mother's Almanac II (Doubleday, 1989), now classics in the field. Here she packs 600 two-column pages full of humorous, common-sense advice on parenting and family issues. Kelly writes in a fun and breezy style ("the eight...is a flibbertigibbet, who skims the surface of life") and offers wisdom to help parents deal with and transcend petty problems ("your worst day with children is still better than your best day without them"). She deals head-on with the changing families of the 1990s: overambitious parents, real-life fears, reluctant scholars, abuse of all kinds, and special-needs children. For its breadth of coverage, common sense, and comfortable style, Kelly's latest is sure to become a classic in its own right. Essential.
Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1998
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When things get CRAZY, I pick up this book. It helps make sense of things and put them back into perspective. No one said child-rearing was easy, nor dealing with adult family matters either! But these are life's events and we must deal with them. Marguerite helps one take a step back and look at the "big" picture. She has a strong value system and delicately but firmly applies that to the present day. She is thoughtful, wise, and incredibly caring. I discovered her through the Washington Post, where she has a weekly column called "Family Almanac". She's terrific and you can check her out on-line through the Washington Post. Once you do, you'll want all of her books!
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And it still doesn't disappoint me. Now is a grandmother, I find that the advice is still totally relevant and the activities are really fun. Don't be turned off by the publication date. This book has really good ideas for parents and grandparents alike.
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