Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs?: My Confused, Guilt-Ridden, and Stressful Struggle to Raise a Green Family

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D&M Publishers Incorporated, 2009 - Humor - 217 pages
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After moving to ultra-eco-conscious Vancouver, Robyn Harding vows to decrease the size of her family's carbon footprint. Ten-year-old Ethan worries about getting moobs from hormones in the food supply, so Robyn commits to buying organic. She quickly discovers that to keep the family in organic milk, she'll have to sell a kidney. Then, eight-year-old Tegan becomes obsessed with the diminishing polar bear population. Soon Robyn finds herself making litterless lunches, greening her home, and valiantly trying to de-commercialize Christmas and birthdays. To make matters worse, she befriends a three-children, no-car single mother who shuttles her offspring and their various musical instruments (including a cello) around by bike and trailer. Who can compete with that? Harding deals with the challenges of ethical consumerism with spirit and wit, pondering how far her family has come, how far they're willing to go, and whether she can go green and stay sane - and keep her kidneys.

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Review: Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs?: My Confused, Guilt-Ridden, and Stressful Struggle to Raise a Green Family

User Review  - Spuddie - Goodreads

Autobiographical account of the struggles of a whiny Canadian woman with trying to be "green" and live an eco-friendly life. I guess I was just expecting more hints and tips--or even some real ... Read full review

Review: Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs?: My Confused, Guilt-Ridden, and Stressful Struggle to Raise a Green Family

User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

This woman is funny! She is trying to make the most healthy and "green" choices for her family, but is realistic in the process of how much she is willing to spend and do. It made me laugh more than once. Good book. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Robyn Harding is the author of four successful novels: Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis, The Journal of Mortifying Moments, The Secret Desires of a Soccer Mom, and Unravelled. She has also been a contributing editor at Granville magazine, a lifestyle publication with a focus on sustainability. This is her first non-fiction book, and she is currently working on a children's book. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her light green family.

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