Monday, April 7, 2014

Life Lessons from the Perspective of What Not to Do

Thank you to for Netgalley and Da Capo Lifelong Books for sending me the copy of How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane.  The book is a group of humorous essays telling about the joys of parenting, marriage and dog ownership.  

 Stein makes light of all the hardships of parenting: giving birth (and videotaping it), taking your child to school for the first time, and of course flying with an infant.  She also gives tips on how to bring romance back into your marriage after having a child which includes role playing as the part of preschool admissions counselor.  Read on to watch all of the hysterical ways Stein and her husband try and navigate one of the hardest jobs on the planet.

It is a hysterical book of essays by Johanna Stein.  She tells relatable and humorous stories of trying to raise a child, as well as the changes a marriage goes through when your first have a child.  From the perils of entering The American Girl Store, taking a child on a plane, to explaining “privacy” to a four year old who keeps walking in on  you and your husband, Stein will having your sides hurting from so much laughing.  The author is so down to earth, and the humor is so consistent that whether you are a parent or not you will fly though this book but will be eagerly awaiting her next book.  Please write another book!  By Alicia Kociuba


Please visit Johanna Stein on her Facebook page, twitter, and her website.

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