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If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First

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ISBN13: 9781401300630
ISBN10: 1401300634
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From Willard Scott, a new book about the joys of grandparenthood.
America's beloved Today show personality and grandparent, Willard Scott, along with celebrities and ordinary people, share the unique and special joys of being a grandparent.
Who was there for you when you scraped your knee and needed a little TLC? Who never missed a Little League match and took you out for ice cream even when your team lost the game? Whose unique observations and lessons on life still guide you today? Your grandparents, that's who!
Now Willard Scott and a host of his famous and not-so-famous friends celebrate the delights and surprises of this special job in life with If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First.
A stellar list of contributors, including actors, celebrities and real people, reflect on the role of a lifetime:
--Jayne Meadows Allen

--Art Buchwald

--George H.W. Bush

--Charlie Daniels

--Alan Dershowitz

--Phyllis Diller

--Monty Hall

--Derek Hathaway

--Marilyn Horne

--Jon M. Huntsman

--Julius La Rosa

--Art Linkletter

--Frank G. Mancuso

--Claudia M. Nelson

--George Olah

--Harve Presnell

--Cliff Robertson

--Ned Rorem

--Paul Simon

--Richard "Dick" Thornburgh

--Dick Vitale

--Mort Walker

--Dan Wooding

Review:

"Since 1980, Scott has brought the weather to viewers of the Today show with old-fashioned, all-American homespun heart and soul, and his collection of anecdotes about grandparenting by grandparents of every imaginable ilk has the same inimitable, genuinely folksy tone as his forecasts. The roster of over 100 contributors comprises both has-been celebrities, who were lured back into the public eye by this opportunity to share verbal pictures of their grandchildren, and widely known personalities. There's actress and former NEA chair Jane Alexander, attorney Alan Dershowitz, former president George H.W. Bush, composer and diarist Ned Rorem and singer Nancy Sinatra. Historical asides about subjects such as the story of Grandparents' Day and tidbits from Willard himself (e.g., 'Willard's Favorite Nicknames for Grandparents') lend texture, and some of the lengthier, deeper contributions, like that of Stephen Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), add substance, so the book is more than just a side-table decoration or a stocking stuffer. Although the book nicely lays out the qualities needed to qualify as a grandparent, it also has immense, laugh-out-loud appeal for readers of all ages, especially those already privileged to claim membership in the vast, growing and truly democratic demographic of grandparents. (Apr.) Forecast: Scott will push the book on Today and will promote it via national TV and radio satellite tours, print ads and Mother's and Father's Day promos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Who was there for you when you scraped your knee and needed a little TLC? Who never missed a Little League match and took you out for ice cream even when your team lost the game? Whose unique observations and lessons on life still guide you today? Your grandparents, that's who!

Now Willard Scott and a host of his famous and not-so-famous friends celebrate the delights and surprises of this special job in life with If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First.

Synopsis:

America's beloved "Today" show personality Willard Scott--along with celebrities and ordinary people--shares the unique and special joys of being a grandparent.

About the Author

Willard Scott, the Today show's weatherman since 1980, is also the host of Willard Scott's Home and Garden Almanac on Home and Garden Television. He has distinguished himself with his public service efforts and was recognized by President Ronald Reagan with the Private Sector Award for Public Service in 1985. Born March 7, 1934, in Alexandria, Virginia, he was married to the late Mary Dwyer Scott for 43 years. They are the parents of two daughters, Mary and Sally, and the proud grandparents of John and Sally Marie. Willard lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

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mglaser4260056, September 3, 2006 (view all comments by mglaser4260056)
I think the title is wonderful and I am sure many people agree with it.

I think that the book looks like a lot of fun to read together. The Grandparent and the Grandchild should read it together.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401300630
Author:
Scott, Willard
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grandparenting
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Grandparent and child
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Humor-Family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
525
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.12 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Grandparents

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Since 1980, Scott has brought the weather to viewers of the Today show with old-fashioned, all-American homespun heart and soul, and his collection of anecdotes about grandparenting by grandparents of every imaginable ilk has the same inimitable, genuinely folksy tone as his forecasts. The roster of over 100 contributors comprises both has-been celebrities, who were lured back into the public eye by this opportunity to share verbal pictures of their grandchildren, and widely known personalities. There's actress and former NEA chair Jane Alexander, attorney Alan Dershowitz, former president George H.W. Bush, composer and diarist Ned Rorem and singer Nancy Sinatra. Historical asides about subjects such as the story of Grandparents' Day and tidbits from Willard himself (e.g., 'Willard's Favorite Nicknames for Grandparents') lend texture, and some of the lengthier, deeper contributions, like that of Stephen Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), add substance, so the book is more than just a side-table decoration or a stocking stuffer. Although the book nicely lays out the qualities needed to qualify as a grandparent, it also has immense, laugh-out-loud appeal for readers of all ages, especially those already privileged to claim membership in the vast, growing and truly democratic demographic of grandparents. (Apr.) Forecast: Scott will push the book on Today and will promote it via national TV and radio satellite tours, print ads and Mother's and Father's Day promos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Who was there for you when you scraped your knee and needed a little TLC? Who never missed a Little League match and took you out for ice cream even when your team lost the game? Whose unique observations and lessons on life still guide you today? Your grandparents, that's who!

Now Willard Scott and a host of his famous and not-so-famous friends celebrate the delights and surprises of this special job in life with If I Knew It Was Going to Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become a Grandparent First.
"Synopsis" by , America's beloved "Today" show personality Willard Scott--along with celebrities and ordinary people--shares the unique and special joys of being a grandparent.
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