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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.
I read the reviews & decided to get it from the library -- which, by the way is how I usually order library books. Loved it -- funny & true. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Deirdre Cox
Hilarious book! I love it! But I think someone stole it from me so I'll have to order a new one.Published 2 months ago by Rheya DeTraglia
funny title...funny tag lines...started reading and could not really get into it...seems the best part of the book is the titlePublished 3 months ago by D. Simpson
I bought this today in a shop 26 miles from home at full list price of $14.99 on the basis of the title, the cute period cover and the description on the back cover. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan G.
The title alone was enough to sell me on this book... I loved reading about Elizabeth's life. She is a very funny writer! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terry Lake
I'm sick of those books about how to be a good parent -- this is the only one that actually makes sense. Read morePublished 7 months ago by skier