Monday, March 24, 2008

Books :: Combat Boot Moms

My Mother Wears Combat Boots
A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
AK Press
November 2007

"Jessica Mills is a touring musician, artist, activist, writer, teacher, and mother of two. Disappointed by run-of-the-mill parenting books that didn't speak to her experience, she set out to write a book tackling the issues faced by a new generation of moms and dads. The result is a parenting guide like no other. Written with humor, extensive research, and much trial and error, My Mother Wears Combat Boots delivers sound advice for parents of all stripes. Amid stories of bringing kids (and grandparents) to women's rights demonstrations, taking baby on tour with her band, and organizing cooperative childcare, Jessica gives detailed nuts-and-bolts information about weaning, cloth vs. disposable diapers, the psychological effects of co-sleeping, and even how to get free infant gear. This book provides a clever, hip, and entertaining mix of advice, anecdotes, political analysis, and factual sidebars that will help parents as they navigate the first years of their child's life."

1 comment:

KrisUnderwood said...

I recently read Mamarama: A memoir of sex, kids and rock n roll by Evelyn McDonnell. My Mother Wears Combat Boots seems along the same sort of lines as Mamarama, something I'd be interested in. Thanks for the recommendation.