Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone
When her firstborn daughter graduated high school, Becky Blades knew her daughter was not ready for the world. She knew even the best college would not be covering the most important material: How to be kind, happy, and appropriate in public…how to protect oneself from sock monsters, boring conversations, and scary dates…why to keep the clothes clean.
So the day before classes started, Blades e-mailed a good-bye letter with motherly advice she had kept to herself for a year.
With warmth, wit, and a hint of sass, Blades blended bite-sized morsels of coming-of-age common sense with tiny essays on topics like forgiveness and creativity.
Her daughter responded with a challenge: “Mom, take your own advice.” So just in time for her younger daughter’s graduation from high school, Blades illustrated the prose with her signature mixed media artwork, creating a though-provoking, conversation-starting book.
It is wise counsel for women of all ages, reminding us to trust our instincts and to show our dreams who is boss. KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW.