The Lunch-Box Chronicles by Marion Winik
Notes from the Parenting Underground

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Child Magazine Best Book of the Year

"For me, parenting is like dieting.  Every day, I wake up filled with resolve and good intentions, perfection in view, and every day I somehow stray from the path.  The difference is with dieting, I usually make it to lunch. . . ."

   With the candor and often hilarious outlook that have made her a beloved commentator on NPR, Marion Winik takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through modern parenthood, with all of its attendant anxieties and joys.
        A single mother with two small boys, Winik knows exactly what she's talking about, from battles over breakfast and bedtime to the virtues of pre-packaged food and weightier issues like sex education and sibling rivalry. Part memoir and part survival guide, The Lunch-Box Chronicles is an engaging philosophy of parenting from a staunch realist, who knows that kids and their parents both will inevitably fall far short of perfection, and that a "good enough mom" really is, in fact, good enough.

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About Marion Winik

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Marion Winik is the author of five previous books, including "Telling", "First Comes Love", & "The Lunch-Box Chronicles". She has been a commentator on National Public Radio since 1991, & her essays have appeared in such magazines as "Redbook", "Harper's Bazaar", & "Parenting". She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband & children.
Published September 4, 2009 by Vintage. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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