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Unplanned Parenthood by Liz Carpenter

Unplanned Parenthood

by Liz Carpenter

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"If you are looking for adventure," I said to Liz, "why don't you go to Mt. Rushmore, attach a bungee cord to Lincoln's wart, and jump!"

-- from the foreword by Erma Bombeck

Well into her seventies, the indomitable Liz Carpenter took on the task of bringing up three teenagers -- and bring them up she did. Her warm, witty, wonderful, and rambunctious story will make all readers proud to be part of the human race. Unplanned Parenthood relates how she and the kids not only survived it all, but reaped the rewards only one generation can bestow upon another.

"This great salty Texan inherits three teenagers in her seventies, and wisecracking firmly gives their lives family structure. She opens your eyes to the new world, 'free of fear, that the old and young of the nineties can seek by being here for each other.' "

-- Betty Friedan, Author of The Fountain of Age

Unplanned Parenthood is a book that parents and grandparents of all stripes and persuasions will want to read. Humorous, yes, but also revealing about the real trials and tribulations of raising kids in the 1990s and what our society has to offer them.

"I was supposed to give this book a quickie plug, preferably with a Texas accent: something along the lines of 'Take on three teenage children at the age of seventy-three? That's enough to drive buzzards off a roadkill. Only the unsinkable Liz Carpenter...' Actually, I found the book both moving and wise. Hell, it made me cry. Yeah, sure Liz is funny. Liz is always funny. But Liz is not always funny, moving, and wise. That is why this book is good value for money."

-- Molly Ivins, political columnist

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