Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mommy Knows Worst by James Lileks

Easily the funniest book I've read in years.  James Lileks has compiled the most absurd and dangerous parental advice from the 30's thru to the 50's. His hilarious and extreme narration and observations of these relics is even funnier than the nonsense that passed for good advice back in the day.

From window hung metallic cages for apartment dwelling mommies to ensure their baby gets all the fresh air and sun they require to articles warning mothers against picking up and touching their "little stranger" unless it's absolutely needed so as not to create an adult that must be committed to an asylum later on!!! 



5 comments:

Trixie said...

ha ha! fantastic! have to look for that one!

Amanda said...

I adore James Lileks!

Stefanie Valentine said...

This sounds like a really funny book!

Travels With Uncle Sam said...

Thanks for coming to my blog! What a beautiful grandmother you have!

Desiree said...

Oh, God that sounds pretty awful. But in a delightfully campy sort of way.