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Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone

Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening (Funny College Student or High School Graduation Gift for Daughter from Mom)

Published: April 2016
SKU: 9781492635154

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The perfect high school graduation gift book for graduating seniors—practical, motherly advice about everything they still need to learn. About dreams. About life. About laundry.

No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book that she wrote for her first-born daughter as she was preparing to leave home for college. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is beautifully illustrated and the perfect funny graduation gift for daughters leaving the nest, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense. Lined pages at the back of the book allow space for you to leave your own thoughtful messages.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Size: 6.50 in x 6.50 in
  • Pages: 164
  • Case Count: 24

"Pithy recommendations about forgiveness, charitableness, being a good hostess, and accepting change would be valuable in their own rights, but the whimsical artwork renders the book all the more delightful... A perfect graduation gift for young women—but the advice is applicable to all." — Kirkus Reviews

"It is THE book you need to buy now, and add to it for your daughter, when thoughts occur to you! Do it now, and when graduation day comes, she'll have a VERY special memento from you, that she can pass on to HER daughter too!" — Bless Their Hearts Mom

"Perfect for any young woman in your life (15-25) because of the messages of empowerment, understanding and optimism....this slender and beautifully illustrated volume is very much a "mom story" that so many of us can relate to." — Grown and Flown

"A nifty, gifty little book..." — Leanne Italie, Associated Press

"This beautiful little book is the collected art, wisdom, and humor of Becky Blades and includes what she failed to teach her daughters as they wound down their high school years. Here is a chance to let Blades nag your daughter for you." — Money
"I wish they had a book like this back when I graduated. No mother or father should send their child off to college or out in the world without it." — Says Me Says Mom
"With warmth, wit, and a hint of motherly sass, Blades blends short essays and her celebrated mixed-media art with advice on everything from love, life, money, friendship, etiquette, fashion—and yes, laundry. So order a copy for the graduating ladies in your life." — An Awesome and Amazing Life
"I LOVED this book! Becky offers pieces of advice to her college bound girls that I want my daughter to know...Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mother Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening is the perfect companion for any parent of a high school senior." — Kicking It With Kelly
"A great book to give your daughter or niece or Godchild before heading off to college. " — Michigan Mom Living
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