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Mommy Knows Worst: Highlights from the Golden Age

 

Category: Humor

 


Author:
James Lileks

 

Copyright/published Year: 2005 by Three Rivers

 

ISBN: 1400082285

 

Binding: Paper


Description:
In Mommy Knows Worst, you'll be treated to a visual feast of past parenting neuroses -- as well as insight into why concerned moms and dads were driven to buy "delicious" baby laxatives, douse their baby in oil and put him in the sun, and strap Junior into a car seat that bore a strange resemblance to scrap metal. If you're a baby boomer who lived through this childhood torture, well, we're sorry. But if humor really is the best medicine (rather than bicarbonate of curd and mustard plaster, as was previously recommended for childhood ailments), then Mommy Knows Worst is cheaper than therapy. Photographs, advertisements, magazine articles, and government-issue parenting guides, which seemed so helpful in their day, are given a whole new slant by the master of the genre, James Lileks. Mommy Knows Worst is a rollicking tribute to old-fashioned parenting that gives us a whole new reason not to forget our past -- it's hilarious!

 


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