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Parent, Gail

Overview
Works: 117 works in 281 publications in 9 languages and 5,706 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Musical films  Made-for-TV movies  Children's films  Juvenile works  Military films  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Scenarist, Librettist
Classifications: PS3566.A64, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gail Parent
 
Most widely held works by Gail Parent
Confessions of a teenage drama queen by Dyan Sheldon( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Elizabeth Cep, is convinced her real name is Lola. When her Mom moves her family from fashionable New York City to a small suburb in New Jersey, Lola quickly finds a friend who likes the same band that she does. Disturbed by her environment, Lola is quick to wage war against the popular Carla Santini. She's also pursued by high school hunk Stu Wolff, but chooses to focus her attention on winning back her title of Most Popular Girl in School. With the help of a frumpy drama teacher and her friend Ella, Lola creates a dramatic performance to earn her the desired high status
How to raise your adult children : because big kids have even bigger problems by Gail Parent( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this guide, the authors, one a comedy writer and the other a noted psychotherapist teach parents how to handle their grown kids. They combine their wit and expertise in this collection of letters from parents facing issues with grown children. According to the U.S. Census, 55% of men and 48% of women ages 18 to 24 are living with their parents: this trend has given rise to a host of financial and lifestyle conflicts. In separate chapters, each with an introductory section, the authors answer questions relating to money, the college years, living arrangements, work, dating, family rituals, marriage, in-laws, grandchildren, divorce, and aging and illness. The questions, gathered from friends, relatives, and "strangers" are wide-ranging, from what to do when a college student trades the car his parents bought him for a motorcycle, to how to deal with a dad who is dating his daughter's 28-year-old girlfriend. The authors' overriding theme, that adult children are separate from parents, who must respect their right to make their own choices in order to foster independence, rings true. There are many books out there to teach you how to handle your children after they graduate from diapers, but none tells you how to proceed once they graduate from high school. As new patterns emerge in the lives of young adults, parents find that their grown children have bigger problems than they did just a few years ago. This is a manual for anxious moms and dads. Whether confronting the question of setting a curfew for a college kid at home, or paying for a forty-year-old daughter's wedding, two "been there, done that" moms give advice with an edge on a variety of emotionally and financially perilous situations, including: your kid needs money, your money, your kid moves back home and stays home, you know your child should not marry their significant other, your big children keep dumping their little children on you. This book answers questions most parents never imagined they would have to ask
Cadet Kelly( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free-spirited 14-year-old must go back to basics in discipline, training, and attire when she's forced to join a military academy. Can she ever really become a true cadet? She must answer that herself when the drill team's championship depends on her
A sign of the eighties by Gail Parent( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and German and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mickey hires Astra Rainbow as his secretary he believes he has found the woman of his fantasies. But Astra is an ethereal agent of a greater good who leads him on a roller-coaster ride of sadness, joy, disappointment, and reward
Sheila Levine is dead and living in New York by Gail Parent( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You think Alexander Portnoy had problems, wait 'til you meet Sheila Levine. Sheila is thirty--and Sheila can't get married. Now everyone knows that nice Jewish boys are supposed to grow up to be doctors or lawyers, but how many people ever stop to consider that nice Jewish girls are supposed to grow up to be brides? Which leads to just one of Sheila's many problems: How can a girl remain 'nice' and land a husband, particularly if she is not the raving beauty her parents imagine her to be? The answer to that one is easy: She doesn't remain 'nice.' Tired of spending every weekend in the dormitory at Syracuse, she loses her virginity on a blind date with a boy from Co|gate. And what if that doesn't work? Why, she transfers to NYU. And if that doesn't work, she takes an apartment with a friend and tries to find, along with a husband, a job that will challenge her; she plans for her vacation; she tries to be a swinging single. ln short, she becomes desperate. And Sheila is desperate. Her earliest memory is of lying in her crib and hearing her mother say that one day that little baby will be a lovely bride. The refrain of her childhood is her mother crooning, 'When you're married .... ' But nothing works, and now the time has come for Sheila to face the truth: She has failed her parents, nobody wants to marry her. [This] is the riotous tale of a girl in search of a husband. Don't be surprised, though, if once or twice in the course of the book those tears of laughter rolling down your face turn out to be tears of something else."--Dust jacket
A little bit married by Gail Parent( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Turkish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best laid plans by Gail Parent( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire à l'américaine à propos d'une femme de 35 ans qui, désirant avoir un enfant, magasine chez ses sept ex-amants. Impudeur et autodérision. [SDM]
David Meyer is a mother by Gail Parent( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine
How to raise your adult children : real-life advice for when your kids don't want to grow up by Gail Parent( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors provide advice for the millions who need help handling very adult situations, such as: how to help your child financially without becoming a piggy bank; what to do when a thirty-year-old moves back home; when to speak up about a boyfriend, fiancée, or significant other you despise; how to provide parenting advice for the grandchildren--From page [4] of cover
The main event : a glove story by Howard Zieff( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy of a retired prize-fighter and his new manager, a perfume manufacter, whose last asset is O'Neal's long-shot chance in the ring
How to raise your adult children : because big kids have even bigger problems by Gail Parent( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As new patterns emerge in the lives of young adults, parents find that their grown children have bigger problems than they did just a few years ago. Whether confronting the question of setting a curfew for a college kid at home or paying for a forty-year-old daughter's wedding, two 'been there, done that' moms give advice with an edge on a variety of emotionally and financially perilous situations
The art of war for lovers by Connell Cowan( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Hebrew and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main event. by Gail Parent( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mary Tyler Moore show( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary moves to Minneapolis to try to make a new start, which is challenging with nosy neighbors and working for a failing television news show
The Carol Burnett Show( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes of the television show featuring a variety of comedy skits, songs, dances, and satires; includes introductions to each episode by Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, and Harvey Korman
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine
Cross my heart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man borrows a car and a posh apartment to impress a woman who also has secrets; the date goes from one misadventure to another
Yu wang cheng shi dan shen ri ji by Pai Lun( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ai qing sun zi bing fa by Kewen( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How to raise your adult children : real-life advice for when your kids don't want to grow up
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Sheila Levine is dead and living in New YorkMary Hartman, Mary HartmanHow to raise your adult children : real-life advice for when your kids don't want to grow upHow to raise your adult children : because big kids have even bigger problemsThe art of war for loversMary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Alternative Names
Gail Parent American television producer and writer

Gail Parent Amerikaans schrijfster

Gail Parent amerikansk författare

Gail Parent amerikansk skribent

Parents Gail

Гэйл Парент

גייל פארנט

פרנט, גיל, 1940-

جايل پارينت

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Languages
English (129)

French (11)

German (4)

Turkish (4)

Hebrew (4)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (3)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)