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How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up Kindle Edition
|Length: 96 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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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.
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