Chronicle The Three-Martini Playdate $12.95
The Three-Martini Playdate -- Parents were here first! How did the kids suddenly take control? Sure the world has changed from the days when children were supposed to be seen and not heard—but things have gotten a little out of hand. What about some quality time for the grownups? Author Christie Mellor's hilarious, personal, refreshing, and actually quite useful advice delightfully rights the balance between parent and child. In dozens of short, wickedly funny chapters, she skewers today's parental absurdities and reminds us how to make child-rearing a kick. With recipes, helpful hints, and illustrations, this high-spirited book is the only book parents will really need—and enjoy.