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Roost Books /Shambhala (2014-10-28)
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English
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MAMA GONE GEEK

Calling on My Inner Science Nerd to Help Naviagte the Ups and Downs of Parenthood

by Brunelle, Lynn

Lynn Brunelle, has taken her nerdy passion for science, art and education and applied it to the awe-inspiring eleven-year project that has been raising her children.

An Emmy Award winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy," Lynn is the author of best-selling children's books, and a former K-12 science and art teacher. The results of her "experiment" to date have been surprising, humorous, sometimes misguided, but always meaningful. They are now chronicled in her forthcoming parenting memoir.

We live in a time and in a culture that celebrates scientific and technological innovation. It is also a time when smart kid parenting is a driving trend--especially with book sales. Readers of MAMA GONE GEEK will learn how one artsy science-nerd mom applies what she knows to raise science savvy and confident kids. Readers can follow Lynn's magical stories as she seamlessly incorporates lessons of the physical world into her sons' every day lives, whether she uses an accidently ingested magnet to teach them about the human body or increases their baseball batting averages through lessons on Newton's Laws of Motion.

To be sure, Lynn's stories will appeal to readers of memoirs like Pamela Druckerman's Bringing Up Bebe and Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother as well as behavioral titles like How Children Succeed by Paul Tough and The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel.

Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for the television series "Bill Nye the Science Guy," with over twenty years of writing experience. She is the creator of a family science blog Science Friday's Tabletop Science, a regular voice on NPR's Science Friday Kids' Connection and a writer for the Huffington Post, as well as for several children's and parenting magazines. She lives on Bainbridge Island off the coast of Washington with her husband and two sons.

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A wonderfully hilarious romp through Lynn Brunelle’s world, complete with directions on how to turn the most awkward and smelly aspects of parenting into teaching moments. Mama Gone Geek is a memoir and a how-to book on its surface, but it is also--and more importantly so--a testament to the undying love, joy, faith, and protectiveness a mother feels for her family. Brunelle’s ability to see her world anew, even as she knows precisely how to describe it to her children, is refreshing, touching, and, ultimately, very gratifying. Brava!

Quote: Garth Stein

Brunelle recreates the magic of everyday family life with a scientist’s keen eye for detail and a parent’s faultless ear for mother-son dialogue.

Review: Publishers Weekly

Lynn loves being a mom, and she loves science. She relays tale after tale of how she engages her kids in wonder after wonder of the world around them— and around all of us. Her science enriches their lives and saves her sanity. Mama Gone Geek will do the same for you.

Quote: Bill Nye

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