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Fun without Dick and Jane: A Guide to Your Delightfully Empty Nest Paperback – May 23, 2012

4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Christie Mellor is the Los Angeles-based author and illustrator of The Three-Martini Playdate and The Three-Martini Family Vacation. She is the mother of two children, one of whom recently left her nest.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452105979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452105970
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What breath of fresh air! I have been walking around in full on grief mode for days. SOBBING at the very thought of waking up without my kids. I read every blog or internet article I could find on the subject,only to feel worse. I was contemplating calling in sick to work because I couldn't pick my face up. Out of desperation I thought I need a book, so off to Amazon I went looking for answers. .. The title is what caught me than the artwork after all I grew up with Dick and Jane. Nothing like a bit of nostalgia for a heavy heart. I thought this book was going to pat m on the back and hold my hand while I cried,but what I got was a healthy dose o much needed reality check. Wow.. I may have thought I wanted a book title me I was ok to be sad, sick, and money that it just meant I loved my kids like any good mother mothering thankful for this boo reminding me that I am still an individual with with a potential full rewarding life ahead of me and that although I won't need to wait up or drug carpool I am still mom at the end of the day.
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I Love this book . Being as I have always encouraged my children in having a life of their own, and continuing on with ours simultaneously,I laughed until I hurt. The author and I share the same views on life after 18.
A MUST if your about to go to pesky college orientations where in reality they're just trying to sell you a one year dorm room that costs more than the car you brought that child home from the hospital in when it was new on the showroom floor.
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This book has a fun, lively style, and good suggestions for this time of life. I guess I just feel past that time. I should have given it at least one more star. It's really enjoyable to read and useful.
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this was a Christmas gift for my husband. we will soon be empty nesters after raising three children. It is a bittersweet time and this read helps.
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Okay, Christie's advice is all simple and obvious, but exactly what I needed. Like a smack in the head from a tough but truly delightful friend, this book will help you embrace this new phase of your life with anticipation. I read it all in two day and laughed out loud often. My only criticism would be that there are a lot of typos in the Kindle version- nevertheless, good fun and good advice.
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Ok. I think I was fully aware of the benefits of the empty nest prior to reading this. Did not get much new out of it. Did not finish it. If you are moping around and can't look forward to life, this is a kick in the butt for you. No sympathy here although the author does not brush over the possibility of real depression (she,kicks you to help) and acknowledges it's a big change to go through.
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Made me feel better about not feeling bad that my last child leaving being the end! I did my job as a parent so my boys could be successful!
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