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Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation is not one of those traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that, for generations, have sucked all the fun out of child rearing. The foundation of Elizabeth Beckwith's Guilt and Manipulation family philosophy is simple: We do things a certain way, and everyone else is an a**hole.
Is that something you should put on a bumper sticker and slap on your minivan? Of course not—that would be trashy. But in the privacy of your own home, you can employ these essential components of Guilt and Manipulation to mold the little runts ruthlessly yet effectively into children you won't be embarrassed to admit are yours:
Elizabeth Beckwith is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Patrick, and her children, Michael and Frances.
Not funny, not interesting,or anything else other reviewers had said. It was so boring and pointless that for only the third time in my life I didn't finish a book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sp366
Great book. Not a comedy, although very humorous. It has very practical and valuable suggestions for raising kids. Reminds me of my parents in the 50's. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Osmun R. Latrobe
I gave it to my daughter at christmas. She is raising an only son and she laughed so hard. It was a hitPublished 3 months ago by cynthia johnson
The first thing I want to mention is that this book should not necessarily be taken as a parenting how-to book. Unless the advice really fits your personal parenting values. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Burch
So funny yet insightful and thought provoking. Wish I had it when I raised my kids.Published 4 months ago by P Young