Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids
“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 ult...more
I had just gotten a library card and was excited to use it. I saw this book on the new book shelf, in the parenting section. I was attracted to the bright colors of the cover, and when I flipped through it, there seemed to be some good advice, like "read everywhere."
I started hating this book almost as soon as I started reading it. In the introduction, the author brags of being "a savvy senior executive at a global cosmetic company, living a very cosmopolitan life..." Gag! On th ...more
If you aren't a character from Sex in the City I don't know if you would relate to this book. I know I didn't. Also, there is an entire section about how unhappy families with children are, immediately fol ...more
"You can be an ultra fashionable, single, successful Sex and the City auntie, just like me!"
Just as the vacuum cleaner became ubiquitously known as the Hoover, being an aunt has been (unsuccessfully) rebranded as The Savvy Auntie, or The PANK (Professional Aunt, No Kids).
So many ridiculous and superfluous made up acronyms and names for everything surrounding aunties.Why not call a spade, a spade? Why the advice about how aunties can get pregnant? And I really don't need to waste time and money ...more
In "Savvy Auntie" Ms. Notkin defines the ...more
Although I'm still considerably young, I found the language (and overkill of acron ...more
Sometimes a little over the top with gifts and spoiling, but everyone’s situation is different. Lots of acronyms – ABR (auntie by relation) vs. ABC (auntie by choice you know those friends of yours that have adorable kids) or the PANK (professional aunt no kids that has lots of disposable income to spoil with). The funniest – the De ...more
I really like the sentiment behind this book/movement (that aunts--both by relation and by choice--are important members of the village that raises our society's children even if they do not have children of their own; we can support the parents as well as provide for our nieces and nephews in ways that parents sometimes cannot), but the book itself is pretty twee and full of advice that anyone who's ever babysat or spent time with children ...more
Great Read, highly recommended. And now I will visit her websi ...more