Unplanned Parenthood:: The Confessions of a Seventy-Something Surrogate Mother

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A journalist and author of Ruffles and Flourishes describes what it is like as a septuagenarian to suddenly take on the task of raising three teenagers, offering a heart-warming, witty look at raising youngsters in the 1990s. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

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r has been a speech writer, a press secretary, a lecturer, and a well-known Texas character, but nothing prepared her for being a mother the second time around (.
"On his deathbed three years ago, the man she calls 'my soul mate' asked her to take care of his children (.So she opened her Austin home with its chintz-covered couches, and in flopped three teenagers....On the Mount Rushmore of child-rearing--Benjamin Spock, T. Berry Brazelton, Penelope Leach--a fourth face has been etched: Liz Carpenter's."
--The Dallas Morning News
"I wish Liz Carpenter would adopt me. This book tells why."
--Bill Moyers
"Carpenter's how-to on raising somebody else's kids is a frequently hilarious, often-poignant, engagingly homespun road map of inter-generational side trips into unexplored territory where older Americans might once have feared to roam....Not merely did they put her through every torture (but they did it to her at an age when she should have been sit

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"I wish Liz Carpenter would adopt me. This book tells why."

-- Bill Moyers

"it's funny! It's poignant! It's right on target for the nineties! Liz Carpenter, Texas's favorite earth mother, inherits three teenagers and rolls it into a hilarious saga of what it is like to raise 'em at age seventy-three."

-- Fannie Flagg

Author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

"Liz Carpenter was bitten by a mad dog when she was six, which may explain a lifetime of madcap adventures through seven decades of living. Surviving politics and widowhood, baying at the moon, and now raising three teenagers are grist for the mill of this gifted storyteller. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll enjoy every single moment with this American treasure."

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