The Kid Turned Out Fine (Adams Media)

You swore you'd never . . . swap green beans for jelly beans, skip nap time, or use TV as your babysitter. Yeah, right. If you're like most moms, you're not the paragon of "sound" parenting advice you thought you'd be. In The Kid Turned Out Fine, you'll find you're not alone. In this funny, touching collection of true-life stories, you'll find moms just like you revealing all those all the things they regret doing--only to realize that their kids turned out fine anyway. A little mom-to-mom confession is good for the soul. So join moms everywhere and fess up to messing up every now and then--without disastrous results.

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Working Writer

"If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all."

Anne Tyler

 

Player Piano

"Grammar is a piano I play by ear, since I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned. All I know about grammar is its infinite power. To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. Many people know about camera angles now, but not so many know about sentences. The arrangement of the words matters, and the arrangement you want can be found in the picture in your mind. The picture dictates the arrangement. The picture dictates whether this will be a sentence with or without clauses, a sentence that ends hard or a dying-fall sentence, long or short, active or passive. The picture tells you how to arrange the words and the arrangement of the words tells you, or tells me, what’s going on in the picture. Nota bene.

It tells you.
You don’t tell it."

— Joan Didion

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