Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) (Hardcover)
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Like Mitch Alboma (TM)s Tuesday with Morrie or Randy Pauscha (TM)s The Last Lecture, Prudent Advice is an inspiring primer of lessons, observations, and knowledge conveyed to her daughter by a very modern mother. These are the rules of contemporary wisdom rewritten for our timea "the new adages to be passed from woman to woman that represent the best advice about mastering life in our complex twenty-first century era. Illustrated with four-color art throughout.
"Prudent Advice" isn't what your mother taught you--it's more. Delivering 500 mini-lessons meant to educate and entertain, Curtis writes with wit and fresh insight into motherhood wrought from her own experiences and those of her blog followers. Time-honored canons such as "Dress appropriately for work" and "You reap what you sow" mingle with more unconventional prudence such as "Talk to strangers" and "Don't be afraid to get lost." She teaches how to jump-start a battery and make summer squash with goat cheese pasta--everything a mother wants for her little girl.
Curtis emphasizes the importance of being ethical, practicing kindness, thinking for oneself, and seeing the beauty in everything and everyone, especially on the inside. This compelling guide also offers poetry, inspirational quotes, and recipes meant to embellish cultural perspective and cultivate a well-rounded, sophisticated woman. "Prudent Advice" will inspire mothers and daughters to celebrate their differences while unearthing shared core values that bond them together as family.
About the Author
Jaime Morrison Curtis is a writer, crafter, and mother to two-year-old Scarlet Jane. She spent her single years exercising her passport with a backpack, a notebook, and a ticket to the local art museum before settling down to start her family. A dedicated sewer, thrower of parties, and blogger, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she lives with her writer/skateboarder husband, daughter, and beloved dog Puck.