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Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye—the adorable girl who played her on television—is all grown up. Now she’s a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids’ clothing line into a partnership with Target, and a social media whiz with millions of followers. Many of the same girls who watched Soleil on television are now grown up with children of their own too, and they look to her as a go-to source for realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun. Happy Chaos invites those women into Soleil’s world and makes them revel in the chaos of their own lives too.

Soleil believes that “happy chaos” is the sign of a family operating at its best—when parents accept that they’ll make mistakes and that there will be messes, tears, and skinned knees. She learned to love a jumbled life during her own childhood, when her own mom created an atmosphere that was thoroughly unconventional. Their house in Los Angeles was a haven for many young stars of Soleil’s generation, often far from home and looking for a safe place to hang out. In this audiobook, she shows how her happy but chaotic childhood informed her parenting. Each chapter begins with a telling reminiscence before moving into insightful advice and fun stories about life with her husband and two adorable daughters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frye has two children and lots of parenting advice on everything from planning a great birthday party to being flexible…For all you anti-Tiger moms out there.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by wendy | 10/23/2011

    " i read this because it's punky brewster!!! i'm sure if i cared about being a parent i would have liked it more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica | 10/3/2011

    " it was just "ok" nothing special ...I wouldnt waste time reading it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rhea | 9/13/2011

    " I thought it would be fun, but it was really, really poorly written. But she's sweet and I wish her well. She just shouldn't be a writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jaime | 9/8/2011

    " It's definitely a parenting book. I wanted more Punky! :) "

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About the Author

Soleil Moon Frye was the star of the 1980s sitcom Punky Brewster. Today she is better known as an entrepreneur and social media maven. The co-owner of Little Seed, a green children’s boutique that just launched a line with Target, she lives in Los Angeles.