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Sunday, January 1, 2012

NO BIKING IN THE HOUSE WITHOUT A HELMET by Melissa Fay Greene

Melissa Fay Greene and her husband have 4 children when they decide to adopt one more. One more becomes 9 kids total. This is the story of their adventure told with humor, honesty and heart. A celebration of parenthood.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this book a lot...very funny and heart warming!

Monika said...

Really great book with laugh out loud stories. I can just imagine the house full of teenagers and all the associated craziness. The author really opens up and tells it like it is.

Laural said...

I loved this book! I have wanted to foster or adopt and this gave me some good insights on some of the challenges of building our family this way. And I loved her style of writing. She had me laughing one second and crying the next. I couldn't put this one down!

Anonymous said...

Great book -- the author is a natural writer.

If you have had kids at all, you will appreciate it. There are lots of hilarious stories, plus a fascinating look at international adoptions.

It's ultimately optimistic but not sugar-coated. She holds nothing back when talking about failures and weaknesses. Everyone can learn a lot from this.

(There's some strong language in here, but it's all quoting something else.)