You Might As Well Laugh: Because Crying Will Only Smear Your Mascara

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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Take a walk on the funny side of life

Being a parent is tough. With Sandi Kahn Shelton, it's also hilarious! This outrageously funny collection of her WorkingMother magazine columns captures the everyday challenges of parenthood with wit, wisdom, and lots of laughs. Join Sandi as she tackles lost car keys, chiecken pox, broken appliances and getting a new puppy...struggles with cash machines, hairdressers, and computers...and says goodbye when her firstborn heads to college, along with the secret to programming the VCR. She'll make you howl, she'll make you cry, and she'll teach you that when it comes to parenting, laughter truly is the best medicine.

A Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Selection
 

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I'm a huge Dave Barry fan, because his books can make me laugh, but this book made me try very hard just to breathe, I was laughing so hard. Very entertaining! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Proper Place to Slumber
10
Patently Absurd
16
A Bedtime Story
22
That Word
29
A Law of Parenthood
35
The Great Imponderables
41
On Christmas Day
49
ParentsNight
127
The Sphinx
133
The Mailing List for Crazy People
140
The Most Fun Toy Contest
146
Credit Check
152
Thinking about Nothing
158
The Art of MessageMangling
165
Losing My Mind
171

The Eye Roll
55
A Parade MissingPerson Plan
61
The Kitty Olympics
66
A Rustic Retreat
74
Baby Technology
80
Gymnastics for Tots
86
The B List
92
An Enlightened Parent
98
Home Office
105
Career Day
108
Queen of the PTA
114
Pogs
121
The Soundtrack of Winter
178
The Driveway
184
Winters Enchantment
190
A CashMachine Horror Story
198
A Declaration of Lifes Perfection
204
Crazy about the Net
210
Time for a New Hat
218
A Personal Triumph
233
Dating
247
The Moving Game
261
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About the author (1999)

Sandi Kahn Shelton is the mother of three children and writes the monthly "Wit's End" column, as well as feature articles, for "WorkingMother" magazine. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut.

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