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This "children's" book for parents has been all over the internet and the hardcover edition is #1 on Amazon, even though it won't be released until June 14th. (Over 100,000 copies pre-ordered.)

Today's NY Times reports on the phenomenon in an article titled, "Raising Children is Heck.":

http://nyti.ms/kvTI8E

Pamela Paul writes: "What makes this latest book seductive is not so much the profanity as its articulation of verboten parental thoughts: We are not supposed to not want to be with our children."
#1 - May 22, 2011, 08:13 AM
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DUCKWORTH, THE DIFFICULT CHILD (Atheneum, 2019)
INCOGNOLIO (Janx Press, 2017)
CRASHING EDEN  (Solstice, 2012)
OTTO GROWS DOWN (Sterling, 2009)

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I find it interesting that people are buying the book when I was e-mailed (by a friend) the entire book, including illos.  I thought it was hilarious ;)
#2 - May 22, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Fairy Tales: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSR6CPJ/
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I find the joke plays out well before the end of the book.
#3 - May 23, 2011, 06:44 AM

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