Planting Dandelions

Planting Dandelions

My Semi-domesticated Life

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
Introducing a writer with a keen eye, a wicked tongue, and an appealing take on family.

In the family of Jen Lancaster and Elizabeth Gilbert, Kyran Pittman is the laid-back middle sister: warm and witty and confiding, with an addictively smart and genuine voice-but married with three kids and living in the heartland. Relatable and real, she writes about family in a way that highlights all its humor, while at the same time honoring its depth.

A regular contributor to Good Housekeeping, Pittman is well loved because she is funny and honest and self-deprecating, because her own household is in chaos ("semi-domesticated"), and because she inspires readers in their own domestic lives. In these eighteen linked, chronological essays, Pittman covers the first twelve years of becoming a family, writing candidly and hilariously about things like learning to maintain a marriage over time; dealing with the challenges of sex after childbirth; saying good-bye to her younger self and embracing the still attractive, forty-year-old version; and trying to "recession- proof" her family (i.e., downsize to avoid foreclosure).

From a fresh new talent, celebrating the joys and trials of a new generation of parents, Planting Dandelions is an entertaining tribute to choosing the white-picket fence over the other options available, even if you don't manage to live up to its ideals every day.



Baker & Taylor
A contributing writer for "Good Housekeeping" presents eighteen chronological essays on the lighter side of family life that cover such topics as maintaining a sexual life after childbirth, entering midlife, and making recession-induced sacrifices.

Baker
& Taylor

A contributing writer for Good Housekeeping presents 18 chronological essays on the lighter side of family life that includes coverage of such topics as maintaining a sexual life after childbirth, entering midlife and making recession-induced sacrifices. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781594488009
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 22 cm

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