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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780740797415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740797415
  • ASIN: 0740797417
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Prudent Advice eschews the obvious and embraces instead the importance of qualities like curiosity, wonder, adventurousness, and empathy. Prudent Advice spoke to me as a mother and a daughter; Jaime's own daughter is one lucky girl. Allison Arieff

This book of insightful observations, originally compiled by author Jaime Morrison Curtis for her baby girl, will positively inspire your parenting. --Pregnancy Magazine

..a mix of practical info, thought-starters, and simple suggestions, each are reminders about the type of women we strive to be and the type of women we want to raise.  Our advice: Get one for yourself and one for a little lady you love.
--DailyCandy

...The 500 pieces of advice range from simple, sage sentences to longer anecdotes infused with humor and heart...perfect for dipping into whenever you have a spare moment, especially in moments of parental doubt. --OhDeeDoh

Whether you're a mother or a daughter (or even a father or son), you'll be touched by lovely Prudent Advice. It's not jam-packed with cutesy anecdotes; it aims for greater universality than that... --Sunset Magazine

About the Author

Jaime Morrison Curtis is crafty editor at Prudent Baby and mother to two-year-old Scarlet Jane. A former marketing executive, she spent her single years exercising her passport with a backpack, a notebook, and a ticket to the local art museum before settling down to start her family.  She was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she lives with her skateboarder husband, her daughter, and their beloved dog Puck.

More About the Author

Jaime Morrison Curtis is the author of Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman). Visit the book's website here: http://www.prudentadvice.com.

Jaime is founding editor of Prudent Baby (http://www.prudentbaby.com), Los Angeles editor for DailyCandy Kids, and mother to two-year-old Scarlet Jane. A former marketing executive, she spent her single years exercising her passport with a backpack, a notebook, and a ticket to the local art museum before settling down to start her family. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she lives with her skateboarder husband, her daughter, and their beloved dog Puck.

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This book is so poignant and beautiful.
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I gave my copy to my niece as a graduation gift but it would be a perfect Christmas or birthday gift as well.
Mary Maven
This book makes me laugh, cry, and ponder all on the same page.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By arachneko on October 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
...this is a beautiful, witty, and heart-warming book about living well. The photos show the author's great taste in art and the advice demonstrates a sense of humor and optimism about life that's essential to enjoying it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Erin Weir on November 23, 2010
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The world of advice books is too often hokey, schmaltzy and trite. Prudent Advice stands apart as honest, open and smart guide for women everywhere. Some are funny: leggings are not pants ( a personal favorite), others helpful: put a towel in the sink when washing fine china, and still more poignant and true: create a sense of family wherever you are. I've been gifting it to every woman I know.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. Johnson on November 15, 2010
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This book is so lovely. I bought it on the advice of a dear friend. I must say I was hesitant at first. I assumed I probably wouldn't agree with a whole book of advice for my daughter. After all, I hate being told what to do and I especially hate being told how to raise my children. But as I read through the book I realized I was very wrong. This book is so poignant and beautiful. It's advice any person from any background could understand and relate to. And, it's funny! I kept trying to imagine the author and her beautiful daughter as I read it...flipping to their photo at the back. What a lucky little girl. Prudent Advice is funny and serious and poignant and meaningful all at the same time. Well done Ms. Curtis! I would highly recommend this book to just about anyone. I've purchased several copies for the holidays this year and I look forward to the next release from the author. Bravo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By punktrees on October 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I pre-ordered this book from Amazon and received it yesterday. Once I had it in my hands I could not put it down. I can't wait to purchase this for all of the women I know especially the ones with children. This is going to make my christmas shopping a bit easier this year :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Callas on October 7, 2010
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Curtis is an astute writer with great insight into the mother/daughter relationship. What a lucky little girl Scarlet Jane is! This is a tome to share with one's own mother or daughter. Jaime gets to the heart of what we are feeling, and puts it down in language that is engaging and thought-provoking. I found so many of the entries to be "a ha" moments. The book is populated with wonderful art, great insight and just plain fun. I think any new mom would love reading this little gem. I look forward to what she will write next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aubrey J. Braskamp on October 7, 2010
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This book is a perfect balance of advice and touching anecdotes. While reading through the book I found myself jotting down notes, acknowledging lessons I can't wait to install in my daughter and tearful memories of my mother's advice. Every mother would appreciate this well thought out and designed book. Never too preachy and always entertaining. I recommend this book to all mothers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laura E on December 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This compact book is overflowing with thoughtful advice and beautiful art. Don't think Emily Post here; more like what you would want to hear from your dearest friends as you enter the world of motherhood. Equally enjoyed by my husband, who turned page after page, nodding his head in silent agreement, and occasionally mumbling a "so true" or "yup" when a piece of advice really struck a chord.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brent C. Larson on November 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman)

This book is lovely and a perfect gift for any parent. It is charming, heartwarming, humorous and provides timeless advice for parents and children. I love the design of this book and the artwork included inside is amazing.
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