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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Bennett Narrator: Laura Bennett Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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This irreverent, eye-popping memoir from an irrepressible mother of six gives the inside scoop on raising a large hoard of boys in the jungle of New York City - without sacrificing your sanity, or your stilettos. In colorful stories marked by her acerbic wit, Project Runway star Laura Bennett teaches us that you can still drive a minivan (if you must) without scrapping your six-inch heels.

Laura flips conventional wisdom on its head, while taking us on a wild ride through domestic chaos:

  • Get your oxygen first, moms. Laura explains why the airlines have it right - if mom isn't breathing, no one will be.
  • Of course I lie about my age. I tell people that I am older than I actually am. 'Wow, 50? You look great!' I may not be able to compete with thirty year-olds, but I can kick 60-year-old butt.
  • If things get too overwhelming, I just schedule myself a dentist appointment. There is nothing like a root canal to secure some guilt-free me time.Riotous, charming, and brutally honest, this fashion icon blows the lid off the traditional role of wife and mother.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ciara | 2/15/2014

    " i have little to say about this book. in my mind, it falls into the same category as other humorous essays on life & parenthood as so many other books i have read, with the twist being that the author was the runner-up on "project runway" season three. & that twist is why i picked it up. the first essay, about laura's experience taking her entire family (one girl & five boys, ranging in age from twenty to two) on an airplane, gave me pause. laura made some allegory up regarding her parenting strategies & the flight attendant's recommendation of first putting your oxygen mask on yourself & then helping the children. it seemed a little...pat. or trite, even. i was a bit anxious that i was reading a book by someone who is quite capable of sewing a spangled empire-waist cocktail dress & had somehow parlayed this into a book deal. which...i was. but it was still just a notch better than i anticipated. still not mind-blowing though. i breezed through it (just shy of 200 pages--seems like she must have had more to say but just chose not to draw it out) in no time. my favorite parts were definitely the handful of chapters about the experience of being on "project runway," just because it's interesting to hear about how things really happen behind the scenes. but the parenting stuff wasn't at all objectionable. i guess this is what they call a "great beach read," but it certainly won't be taxing anyone's intellect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 2/6/2014

    " Unbelievably annoying, self-justifying snide book written by a former contestant of Project Runway. She is honest about all of her foibles, but she is STILL so annoying! 6 kids, 3 nannies and 1 housekeeper!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine Dowling | 2/1/2014

    " Laura from Project Runway has written a kind of modern, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, about raising 6 kids (mainly just the 5 boys) in Manhattan. Ok, this is not great lit. If you like your laugh-out-loud Chick Lit to be original, authentic or real -- go someplace else. I laughed out loud more than once and killed an evening reading when I should have been doing massive amounts of real work. Don't regret a minute of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/1/2014

    " I like Bennett's parenting style philosophically, but since it appears to depend on a million dollars and an actual desire to be dressed up all the time, I'm not going to get too invested. Obviously, the best part was the Project Runway dish (sadly, only one chapter). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanna Madsen | 1/31/2014

    " At first I thought the style of this book was quite refreshing, but by the end I realized that Laura Bennet's stream of consciousness writing style was probably more about a lack of a clear thesis than an intentional stylistic choice. I loved hearing her behind-the-scenes take on Project Runway but the rest of the stories, while humorous, didn't exactly seem to come from a place of authority when it comes to raising kids. Maybe Manolos in Manhattan is just too un-relatable for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lola425 | 1/29/2014

    " Sharp and funny, Laura tells it like it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/28/2014

    " Though I enjoyed Laura's contribution to Project Runway I was ready to hate this book. As one of nine children I have had enough of the reality-tv-mom-tells-what-it's-really-like stories that end up being NOTHING like the way I was raised. Instead of a sappy, sentimental, and unrealistic portrayal of the life of a large family I got a witty, provocative and humorous narrative. At times the stories didn't always seem to flow easily from one to another but they were always attention-grabbing and easy to read. Unapologetically addicted to nicotine gum and singing the praises of her "girls" Laura Bennett is surely on her way to being the Erma Bombeck for the modern Manolo-wearing Mom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjanne | 1/6/2014

    " A fun read that commiserates with the craziness of having children. The author is very up front about how she feels about her children and how it takes them a small, paid, army to keep everyone happy. Some really fun, and funny, stories. She kind of makes me want to have 6 children, but then again, maybe not. Reading this made my life seem so much less busy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/2/2014

    " Fun read. And really good means of birth control. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/2/2013

    " hilarious! Many sories I could relate to. And a no apologies attitude for how she raises her kids with help! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 10/9/2013

    " Hysterically funny. Laura Bennett takes on hyperparenting, helicopter parenting, and over parenting. She is smart, funny, and uncompromising. This may be one of my favorite 'parenting' books ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 May | 6/17/2013

    " Refreshingly frank & hilarious (ok, disclaimer: I listened to the audio book & laughed all the way through) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/4/2013

    " Funny, a bit crude at points. A fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/21/2013

    " I picked this book up because of the title. I don't watch Project Runway and have no idea who the author is. I'll tell you what though, I wish Laura Bennett was my neighbor! Lots of fun if you are the mommy of boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AJ Conroy | 1/28/2013

    " Fun and light read. Wish I had a manny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/19/2012

    " Loved this book! Refreshing view on motherhood. Want to read more by this author. Laughed my head off, nodded in total agreement, and sometimes sympathized. But learned some things too. Would recommend to every mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/9/2012

    " A light-hearted look at parenthood with some behind the scenes info on Project Runway thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 12/25/2011

    " Easy read, short and cute. If your a project runway fan you will really like it. She takes a very urban, working mom, nanny using approach to parenting. But with a house full of wild boys you gotta do what you gotta do "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lupine | 10/24/2011

    " I love Laura Bennett! The book was a quick and fun read and just the kind of book I needed to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AJ | 4/21/2011

    " Fun and light read. Wish I had a manny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 4/5/2011

    " Easy read, short and cute. If your a project runway fan you will really like it. She takes a very urban, working mom, nanny using approach to parenting. But with a house full of wild boys you gotta do what you gotta do
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 2/21/2011

    " Unbelievably annoying, self-justifying snide book written by a former contestant of Project Runway. She is honest about all of her foibles, but she is STILL so annoying! 6 kids, 3 nannies and 1 housekeeper!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 1/5/2011

    " As a mom with a herd of kids, I could easily identify with Ms. Bennett's book. And like Ms. Bennett, I've had my share of awful vacations and bad ideas, but the coniferno episode was definitely the wildest thing I've ever read. I couldn't stop laughing. Loved the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 9/21/2010

    " She lost me at "two nannies and a manny." "

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