Take It From Me: Fun Without Dick and Jane GIVEAWAY CLOSED

May 31, 2012

Fun Without Dick and Jane GIVEAWAY CLOSED

So many questions are on every parent's mind as they face the moment they've been preparing for since pre-school enrollment: sending their little darling off to college. Luckily for them, Christie Mellor-bestselling author of The Three-Martini Playdate-has bestowed her trademark wit and wisdom with her new book, FUN WITHOUT DICK AND JANE: Your Guide to a Delightfully Empty Nest (Chronicle, May 2012). Mellor understands that letting go is not an easy thing to do, however she believes that an empty nest can equal a newly fulfilled life.
In FUN WITH DICK AND JANE, Mellor provides wise council on how to:
- Deal with the house being too clean and too quiet
- Admit the things you may not miss about your little angel
- Rediscover your lost interests and find new goals
- Rekindle the romantic flame with your partner
- Step back out into social circles
- Say sayonara to "Mrs. Minivan"
- Run away from home
- Figure out what to do when the children come home to roost. Because they will, for holidays, breaks, and possibly for years after graduation.
FUN WITHOUT DICK AND JANE encourages readers to be so thrilled about what they are doing with their own lives that the thought of their children moving on to a next chapter will only be a source of joy, pride, and excitement about the great adventure that awaits.
About the Author:
Christie is a vociferous cheerleader for the "other kind of parenthood," the anti-perfection, you-deserve-a-life kind. Her first book, The Three-Martini Playdate was a harbinger of a new trend for today's beleaguered parents. She continued the thread with The Three-Martini Family Vacation, Raised by Wolves: Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood(Harper/Collins), and You Look Fine, Really. Christie's rants have been published in Great Britain in The Guardian, Junior Magazine, and the Sunday Express; in Australia's Sunday Life Magazine, and on the Huffington Post. She's been heard on Britain's BBC radio and American Public Radio's Marketplace, in addition to being reviewed, interviewed, and quoted in Newsweek, Playboy, Us Magazine, The New York Times, People, and other publications. Please visit her colorful website, at christiemellor.com.

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A big THANK YOU to Newman PR for providing a free giveaway copy of this book .  I was not compensated for this post. These are my honest opinions. and ideas. Your experience may vary.


  1. Hi just following you from blogspot and agree that it is important to grasp the sudden change of having an empty house. I have a good few years of a full house still, but it's always good to know 'what to expect'.
    You can check my blog at http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/ Have a good weekend.

  2. I'm getting depressed just THINKING about having an empty nest, so hopefully this book would really help me with that when its time to happen!

  3. The last of my three children is in college. This book couldn't be more appropriate.

  4. I would love to win this to give a copy to my sister who is having her first son graduate from HS this year. Although I would read it first since my daughter will be going to K and I can use all the advice I can get. cmessner@myuw.net

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