Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids (Hardcover)

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"What a wonderful gift this book is for aunties of all of ages, backgrounds, shapes and varieties "
--Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

"Melanie Notkin shines a much-needed spotlight on a bond that brings so much happiness to so many people."
--Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

Savvy Auntie is the ultimate guide for cool aunts, great-aunts, godmothers, and all women who love kids but have none of their own Written by Melanie Notkin--America's premier Savvy Auntie and creator of the popular online community savvyauntie.com--Savvy Auntie focuses on everything that parenting manuals generally leave out: namely auntie-ing This groundbreaking handbook celebrates the 50% of kid-loving American women who aren't (or are not yet) moms, but have so much to add to the Family Village.

Praise For…


“[Savvy Auntie is] an ‘all-inclusive guide’ for what [Notkin] calls PANKs: Professional Aunts No Kids. It’s a rallying girl-call in high chick-lit style: lots of hot pink and cheerful advice.”
-New York Times

“A chic guide for new and experienced aunts that establishes their valuable family role . . . Communal childrearing at its finest.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“You’ll be blown away by Melanie Notkin’s expertise on America’s cool aunts, who are over-loved yet overlooked by marketers. If you want to gain the hearts and dollars of these kid-loving, high-spending women, SAVVY AUNTIE is a must read.”
-Mary Lou Quinlan, CEO of Just Ask a Woman, author of What She's Not Telling You

“Here’s a Jewish mother’s secret: having aunties around to love our kids and give us the support we need is priceless. Melanie’s book honors our sisters and friends and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”
-Jill Zarin, Real Housewife of New York and Co-author, Secrets of a Jewish Mother

“Savvy Auntie is not only hugely informative, it’s great fun to read. Give it to all to your girlfriends--they’ll thank you, and so will all their lucky nieces and nephews. A great gift for anyone who loves kids.”
-Melissa Kirsch, author of The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything

“A joy to read. Savvy Auntie is a fun, comprehensive guide that no Auntie (of any kind) should be without! We can’t wait to buy it for our friends.”
-"The Guncles" - Bill Horn & Scout Masterson

“With this savvy guide, Melanie has changed the way we will begin to look at women and family in America. She’s identified the one thing all women - straight, gay, married, single, or partnered - have in common: an unconditional love for the children in our lives.”
-Jenny Stewart -- Entertainment Journalist, Voted "10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz"

“[Notkin’s] site and new book are filled with smart, frank advice about being a positive aunt for kids.”
-Better Homes and Gardens



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Product Details
ISBN: 9780061999970
ISBN-10: 0061999970
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English