The list author says: "These books have risen to the top of a HUGE pile of parenting and adulthood coping reading. Quick reads that cut to the chase have been most helpful over the years. More than any book, though, trust yourself and your family. (P.S. Turn off the tv!)"
"This is the best book ever for entertaining kids. Everyone who even has kids over to visit needs this book. There are great things for every age group. Wish I had had this for #1 and 2 instead of at #3!!"
"Sensible advice and help for detoxing from keeping up with the Joneses. You won't want to do everything in here (we're not all up to saving soap slivers) but everyone will find something valuable in here. Update: I recently re-read this and found it a little outdated. See "Just In Case," below."