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Why animals sleep so close to the road : and other lies I tell my children

Author: Susan Konig
Publisher: New York : T. Dunne Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Konigs can barely turn around in a city apartment that seems to be shrinking. With the third baby on the way, they take drastic measures: they buy a house and move to the 'Burbs. Countless sticky adventures ensue. In this account of motherhood and domestic pursuits, the author shares a supermum's little secrets.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Susan Konig; Susan Konig
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Konig
ISBN: 031233236X 9780312332365
OCLC Number: 57452645
Description: xvi, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Bambi's mother was just running an errand --
1: The family that stays together (in a really small apartment) prays for more space --
2: Of mice and me --
3: Mouse redux --
4: Throwing up walls --
5: Do you know where your children are? --
6: Confessions of a former party girl --
7: Mom's hobby --
8: Bunk beds and movie stars --
9: Impersonating home buyers --
10: You start to live when you learn to drive --
11: A good old cat --
12: The closing from hell --
13: Leaving --
14: Moving day --
15: Cleaning for the cleaning lady --
16: Too darn hot --
17: How to swim and when to let go --
18: The horrible truth about bearing children --
19: Dead on the prairie --
20: Happiness is closet space --
21: Like a good neighbor, we're fully insured --
22: Can't shoot'em --
23: Nature stinks --
24: Suburban peril --
25: The ex-pets --
26: A new cat --
27: Fill 'er up --
28: A stomach flu for the new millenium --
29: A Martha Stewart-less Christmas --
30: A big Irish ma'am --
31: Collectibles and mershicals: the scourge of modern Christmas --
32: Let it snow --
33: The baby's surgery --
34: The sewer comes to us --
35: Who's watching the kids --
36: Aggravated devotion --
37: School socks --
38: Going back to the gym --
39: Movie star hair --
40: All out of Feng Shui --
41: A week in the life --
42: Is this chapter tax deductible? --
43: Financially challenged --
44: House for sale --
45: Free housebreaking wee-wee pad with every purchase --
46: Environmentally challenged --
47: These are the good old days --
Epilogue: the cargo space shift.
Responsibility: Susan Konig.
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Konig's warm and witty true story of becoming a work-from-home suburban mother is as winning and laugh-aloud funny as "I Don't Know How She Does It."  Read more...

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Susan Konig displays a winning ability to convey the humor, the quiet delight and the mild desperation she finds in rearing her four young children. A mixture of the tart and the sweet, "Why Animals Read more...

 
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