How Not to Turn into Your Mother: For the Woman Who Loves Her Mother but Never Follows Mom's Advice

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Humor - 160 pages

Every time I yell at my kids, my mother's voice comes out." --Kelly Ripa

How Not to Turn into Your Mother is an uproarious view of the mother-daughter relationship, featuring "What Not to Do!" "A Defense Manual for Daughters," and "Alternative Solutions If You've Already Turned into Your Mother."

How many times do I have to tell you . . .

How many times have you caught yourself saying or doing the exact same thing your mother said/did (you know, the thing you swore you'd never say/do)? It's something you try to avoid your whole life-turning into your mother.

Have you ever looked into the mirror and found your mother (or worse, her body) staring back at you?

This tongue-in-cheek book offers hilarious advice and tips on how to avoid the snare of actually becoming her. And it's not too late; it even contains a special section if you've already turned into her.

Chapters such as "Can Mom Read Your Mind? Yes! And Here's How She Does It!" "Seeking Self-Help: Stop Mothering Yourself," and even "The Benefits of Sulking" are all included.

How Not to Turn into Your Mother also features the "Power Struggles Between Mommy and You" chart, which follows the stages of development in your relationship from prenatal to old age, as well as a sample mother-daughter contract (should you need to go that far).

 

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Contents

ONE TWO THREE
1
Ways to Be the Perfect Mother
29
The Cardinal Rules about Sex Lies and More Lies
35
What Not to Say Ever Ever Ever
43
Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Readers
53
A DEFENSE MANUAL FOR DAUGHTERS
59
How She Does It
65
PartIV
91
Part V
135
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Linda Sunshine is the author of more than 50 books, including Mom Loves Me Best and She's Just That into You! Most recently, she has published books about the making of the movies Memoirs of a Geisha, Ray, Vanity Fair, and Sideways. Linda lives in Los Angeles and New York City.

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