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How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up by [Ephron, Delia]
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Witty, wicked and wonderful, Delia Ephron's How to Eat Like a Child reveals and revisits the joys of childhood. It offers advice on food consumption - "Wave one French fry in air for emphasis while you talk, pretend to conduct orchestra". Sibling torture -" Did you know that Jello's alive?". Birthday behaviour - "Greet your guests with "What did you bring me?" and grab the presents out of their hands". Pet care and all other important childhood activities also included. A best seller, it is both universal and timeless.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2507 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000U913KC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #515,152 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 May 2004
Format: Paperback
Caution: Although this book might at first seem like it is made for children as one of the audiences, be aware that How to Eat Like a Child contains two instances of a vulgar four letter word beginning with "f."
How to Eat Like a Child would be a great gift to new parents . . . especially from their own parents!
This book has two appeals. First, to those who wish to remember their own youth. Second, for those who wish to remember what their children were like. In either case, you will find yourself feeling the situations in your body, in your mind, and in your emotions.
Ms. Ephron is a very good observer, and has a good memory for the way things work.
The title is actually just referring to one five-hundred word essay, that leads the book off. Ms. Ephron wrote this for The New York Times Magazine in 1977 and got a tremendous response, including an invitation to write more material. The result is this book which is filled with wit, wisdom, and love. I've captured a few brief excerpts to give you a flavor of how you will eat up the contents of this book:
Eating: "Cooked carrots: On way to mouth, drop in lap. Smuggle to garbage in napkin."
Watching television: "Your mother is calling you. Do not hear her . . . ."
Hanging up the telephone: "Are you still there?"
Playing: "After using your bed as a trampoline, transform your room into a giant spider web . . . ."
How to laugh: "Call a pizza parlor and send your teacher seven pizzas."
Caring for a pet dog: "Each day, procrastinate and complain until your mother finds it easier to feet it and walk it herself."
Birthday party guest: "If reminded, say thank you.
Go home.
Throw up.
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I didn't like it. I thought this book is for cooking.
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