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  • Conversations and Cosmopolitansby Robert Rave; Jane Rave

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    Part Augusten Burroughs, part Robert Leleux, Conversations and Cosmopolitans is a hilarious and touching memoir written by a mother, Jane, and her son, Robert, as they navigate their new relationship together after Robert announces in a hand-written letter that he is gay. more...

  • Fierce Attachmentsby Vivian Gornick; Jonathan Lethem

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 11.20

    In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the... more...

  • Now That They Are Grownby Ronald J. Greer

    Abingdon Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    We don?t stop being parents when our kids are grown...but some things do change. more...

  • Future-proof Your Childby Graeme Codrington; Nikki Bush

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58

    This world has changed. The future has changed. Childhood is changing. Raising children has never been more challenging - or potentially rewarding. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the world into which our young children will enter as adults, somewhere between 2020 and 2030, will be nothing like the world their parents grew up in, or even the... more...

  • Getting to 30by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett; Elizabeth Fishel

    Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 14.95

    It?s the parenting guide for parents who thought they no longer needed one?for parents who worry as their 20-something kids struggle to grow up; who are saving for retirement but now have to reopen the bank of Mom and Dad; who look forward to downsizing but have a boomerang child living at home again. And it?s the parenting guide that says it?s... more...

  • Consenting Adultby Laura Z. Hobson

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the shifting social landscape of America in the 1960s, a mother struggles to understand?and accept?her son?s homosexuality Tessa Lynn considers herself independent and progressive, a liberated woman of the 1960s. And yet, when she receives a letter from her youngest son, Jeff, informing her that he is gay, Tessa is distraught. At a time when... more...

  • Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Aloneby Becky Blades

    Sourcebooks 2016; US$ 14.99

    No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to... How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haimsby Joosr

    Joosr Ltd 2016; US$ 1.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. ... more...

  • Different Daughtersby Louise Rafkin

    Cleis Press 2001; US$ 10.99

    "This book will help your mom understand. Give it to her."?Betty DeGeneres Coming out to mom is a lesbian rite of passage. In Different Daughters, thirty mothers of lesbians come together to trace their journeys towards acceptance of their daughters. Facing their fears and confusion, prejudice and misunderstandings, they speak honesty and bravely about... more...

  • Conversacionesby Mariana Romo-Carmona

    Cleis Press 2001; US$ 10.49

    2002 Lambda Literary Award Winner Twenty-three Latino parents speak about their relationships with their lesbian and gay children, with frankness, humor, and love. A Puerto Rican mother praises and supports her son, a respected police officer. An Argentinian mother attends Gay Pride with two lesbian daughters. An Honduran mother joins her twin daughters... more...