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Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone

by Becky Blades

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I requested this book because I thought it would be timely, in my house, where I have two teenage boys. We like funny books and it seemed like it would have good advice in it too. When I received it I found it is clearly a girl book, so that won't work, but I really do like it. I would definitely slip this into my daughter's suitcase, Easter basket or Christmas stocking if I had a daughter. It's a beautiful book, it's funny, it contains good ideas and excellent advice for what's important and how to navigate the world when you're just starting out and beyond. It has a section at the end where you could leave your own personal note. I wanted to give it away because I have a friend with daughters the right age but I think I'm keeping it. Possibly because I grew up without a mother and without all this advice, I find I can read it again and again. Thanks to Good Reads for the First Reads copy of this book. ( )
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When Becky Blades sent her firstborn daughter off to Harvard, she knew the world’s top-ranked college would not be covering the most important material: how to be kind, happy, and appropriate in public; how to protect oneself from sock monsters, boring conversations, and scary dates; and why you should keep your clothes clean. So the day before classes started, Blades emailed a good-bye letter with motherly advice she had kept to herself for a year. Just in time for her youngest daughter’s graduation from high school, Blades illustrated the prose with her signature mixed-media artwork, creating a thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. With warmth, wit, and a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry, or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening blends bite-sized morsels of coming-of-age common sense such as Keep at least one stuffed animal, and A bad attitude makes your butt look big, with tiny essays on topics like forgiveness and phone etiquette.

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When Becky Blades sent her firstborn daughter off to Harvard, she knew the world's top ranked college would not be covering the most important material: How to be kind, happy and appropriate in public; how to protect oneself from sock monsters, boring conversations and scary dates; why to keep the clothes clean. Just in time for her youngest daughter's graduation from high school, Blades illustrated the prose with her signature mixed media artwork, creating a thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. With warmth, wit, and a hint of motherly sass, the book blends bite-sized morsels of coming-of-age common sense such as "Keep at least one stuffed animal," and "A bad attitude makes your butt look big," with tiny essays on topics like forgiveness and phone etiquette. The perfect gift from mother to daughter or from friend to friend, Do Your Laundry Or You'll Die Alone is wise counsel for women of all ages, reminding us to trust our instincts and to show our dreams who's boss.… (more)

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