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The Empty Nest: 31 Parents Tell The Truth About Relationships, Love, And Freedom After The Kids Fly The Coop

The Empty Nest: 31 Parents Tell The Truth About Relationships, Love, And Freedom After The Kids Fly The Coop

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a Heartwarming, Wry, And Often Surprising Collection Of Essays About The Next Rite Of Passage For Baby Boomers: What Happens When The Kids Leave Home

as The Baby Boom Generation Ages—the Oldest Are Now Turning Sixty—many Of Them Are Learning To Deal With A Whole New Way Of Life, After The Last Child Has Finally Moved Out And They Are, Once Again, Alone. It's The Same Milestone Their Own Parents Faced, But As With So Many Other Markers, This Generation Approaches It In A Whole New Way.

in This Fascinating Collection, Journalist Karen Stabiner Has Assembled Essays From Thirty-one Writers About Their Own Experience With The Empty Nest. Parents Whose Children Left Home Last Week Join Those With Grandchildren To Explore How Life Changes Once The Offspring Leave (unless, Of Course, They Move Back In Again Later). They Represent The Full Range Of Experience—from Traditional Nuclear Families To Single Parents To Gay Parents To Grandparents—with Humor, Grace, And Poignancy.

karen Stabiner Is A Frequent Contributor To Major Publications And The Author Of Seven Books. Her Most Recent Was my Girl: Adventures With A Teen In Training. She Lives In Santa Monica With Her Husband And Her Daughter, Sarah, Who Leaves Home For College In The Fall Of 2007.

los Angeles Times

skillfully Gathered And Edited By L.a. Writer Karen Stabiner . . . These Writers Create A Much-needed Road Map . . . [many Of The] Stories Are Rich With The Kind Of Honesty You Won't Hear At Graduation -- Stories Of Difficulties And Rawness That Keep The Anthology From Becoming Too Predictable.

Author : Karen Stabiner

Publisher : Hachette Books

Published Year : 2008

Format : Paperback, 320 pages

Dimensions : 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

ISBN : 1401340776

ISBN13 : 9781401340773


Overview :

A heartwarming, wry, and often surprising collection of essays about the next rite of passage for Baby Boomers: what happens when the kids leave home

As the baby boom generation ages -- the oldest are now turning sixty -- many of them are learning to deal with a whole new way of life, after the last child has finally moved out and they are, once again, alone. It's the same milestone their own parents faced, but as with so many other markers, this generation approaches it in a whole new way.

In this fascinating collection, journalist Karen Stabiner has assembled essays from thirty-one writers about their own experience with the empty nest. Parents whose children left home last week join those with grandchildren to explore how life changes once the offspring leave (unless, of course, they move back in again later). They represent the full range of experience -- from traditional nuclear families to single parents to gay parents to grandparents -- with humor, grace, and poignancy.

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