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Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation is not one of those traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that, for generations, have sucked all the fun out of child rearing. The foundation of Elizabeth Beckwith's Guilt and Manipulation family philosophy is simple: We do things a certain way, and everyone else is an a**hole.

Is that something you should put on a bumper sticker and slap on your minivan? Of course not — that would be trashy. But in the privacy of your own home, you can employ these essential components of Guilt and Manipulation to mold the little runts ruthlessly yet effectively into children you won't be embarrassed to admit are yours:

  • Creating a Team: "Us" vs. "Them"
  • How to Scare the Crap Out of Your Child (in a Positive Way)
  • Don't Be Afraid to Raise a Nerd
  • Mind Control: Why It's a Good Thing

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In the tradition of The Three-Martini Playdate, Beckwith offers her wickedly funny take on parenting guides.

Synopsis:

Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.

About the Author

Stand-up comedian and actress Elizabeth Beckwith was one of the seven comics featured in a Time magazine article entitled "Funny: The Next Generation." Time writer Joel Stein wrote that Elizabeth "seems like Jenna Elfman if Jenna Elfman were funny." And in 2001 she was chosen as one of Variety's "Ten Comics to Watch." She's made numerous stand-up appearances on The Late, Late Show and, in addition to her stand up, she's been on CBS's The Ladies' Man and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Elizabeth's comedic talent transcends any one medium: she's an excellent stand-up comic, a great actress, and a hilarious writer.

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ISBN:
9780061759574
Author:
Beckwith, Elizabeth
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Family
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.50x5.30x.80 in. .43 lbs.

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Popular actress and stand-up comedienne Elizabeth Beckwith gives us the parenting guide to end all parenting guides: Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation. A frequent guest on The Late, Late Show and one of seven comics featured in the Time magazine article, “Funny: The Next Generation,” Beckwith now puts forth a hilarious new parenting philosophy that would shock Dr. Spock and traumatize T. Berry Brazelton. Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation is a riotously irreverent take on contemporary child rearing.

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