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Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) Hardcover – October 12, 2010

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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.
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...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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740797417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740797415
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,099,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Just LOVE this book, couldn’t have written it better! Bought it for my daughters 8 & 10…we really enjoy reading through it together and it will be something they will cherish forever. Full of great advice a girl or woman of any age can relate to….of course there are some they will only understand as they grow older. It really is timeless. Bought a used copy, arrived quickly, and was pretty much new in quality. Makes for a wonderful gift for daughter, niece, grand daughter...
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...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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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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So I encountered this book on some blog and decided to purchase it after reading a few excerpts. It seems like such a good read and would be great to pass on to my daughter when she is older. I purchased the book, it arrived at my house, I left it on my coffee table for about an hour and it went missing. My sister "borrowed" it and has been telling me how great the book is and how she really loves it and has also been quoting text from the book. I have yet to read the book....haha. So this review is basically for my sister, since she seems to love it so much. I hope I get it back soon so that I can actually enjoy the book myself :)
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love love love this book. I have a copy for both of my daughters. I have followed the author's blog for a long time and couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. The advice seems so logical but still makes you laugh and think about what should be passed on to your children for the politeness of society! Even if you don't have kids, this is a great coffee table/ bathroom reader that will bring you lots of smiles!
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This book is unique in that it is a modern version of good old fashion advice to women of all ages not just daughters. It make us think and ponder over simple and everyday things that we take for granted or worry about too much when we really need to use our common sense. We don't just sit and read this book from cover to cover you pick it up and look at it and read a few words at a time to really understand what it is telling us. I bought this for my 2 daughters to read and all three have liked it so far.
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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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I originally saw this when I was on the Author's blog. I LOVE this book! It has so many things you would probably never think to say to your daughter but would want her to know. I think it's so great....I have two daughters & I'm gonna order another one so they can both have one when they get older.
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