Pamela Druckerman - Author

About the Author

Pamela Druckerman is a freelance journalist on lifestyle issues married to English football writer Simon Kuper. They live in Paris and have a little daughter and toddler twin boys. Apart from using her own first-hand observation of her French friends and neighbours, for this new book, she has interviewed scores of French mothers, teachers and child experts. She is also the author of Lust in Translation: The Rules of Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee.

Featured books by Pamela Druckerman

French Parents Don't Give In 100 Parenting Tips from Paris

French Parents Don't Give In 100 Parenting Tips from Paris

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Parenting advice from French Children Don't Throw Food, now distilled into 100 short and easy tips. In response to the enthusiastic reception of her bestselling parenting memoir French Children Don't Throw Food, Pamela Druckerman now offers a practical handbook that distils her findings into one hundred short and straightforward tips to bring up your child a la francaise. It includes advice about pregnancy, feeding (including meal plans and recipes from Paris creches), sleeping, manners, and more.

French Children Don't Throw Food

French Children Don't Throw Food

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2012

How do the French manage to raise well-behaved children and have a life! What British parent hasn't noticed, on visiting France, how well-behaved French children are - compared to our own? How come French babies sleep through the night? Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? How can French mums chat to their friends while their children play quietly? Why are French mums more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms?

Other books by Pamela Druckerman

There Are No Grown-Ups A midlife coming-of-age story

There Are No Grown-Ups A midlife coming-of-age story

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

*MUCH RAVED ABOUT BY CHRIS EVANS ON HIS BBC RADIO 2 BREAKFAST SHOW* AUTHOR OF THE NO.1 BESTSELLER FRENCH CHILDREN DON'T THROW FOOD REVEALS THE THINGS IT TOOK HER FORTY YEARS TO LEARN: There are no grown-ups. Everyone else is winging it too. Does it ever feel like everyone - except you - is a bona-fide adult? Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise? When she turns 40, Pamela Druckerman wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. With frank personal stories and witty maxims, Druckerman hilariously navigates the unexplored zone between young and not-so-young. There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. It's a book for readers of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself. You know you're in your forties when... * You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. * Your parents have stopped trying to change you. * You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people. * You know that 'Soul mate' isn't a pre-existing condition. It's earned over time. * You know there are no grown-ups. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently.

There Are No Grown-Ups

There Are No Grown-Ups

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of There Are No Grown-Ups, written and read by Pamela Druckerman.Author of the no.1 bestseller French Children Don't Throw Food Pamela Druckerman reveals the things it took her forty years to learn:There are no grown-ups. Everyone else is winging it too. Does it ever feel like everyone - except you - is a bona-fide adult? Do you wonder how real grown-ups get to be so mysteriously capable and wise? When she turns 40, Pamela Druckerman wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. With frank personal stories and witty maxims, Druckerman hilariously navigates the unexplored zone between young and not-so-young. There Are No Grown-Ups is a midlife coming-of-age story, a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants. It's an audiobook for listeners of all ages about - finally - becoming yourself.You know you're in your forties when...* You're matter-of-fact about chin hair. * You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth.* Your parents have stopped trying to change you. * You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people.* You know that 'Soul mate' isn't a pre-existing condition. It's earned over time.* You know there are no grown-ups. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently.

There Are No Grown-ups

There Are No Grown-ups

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2018

The best-selling author of BRINGING UP BB investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "e;Madame,"e; and she detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so requiredno effort whatsoever. Yet forty isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And after a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversations, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships and spot narcissists before they ruin her life. What are the modern forties, and what do we know once we reach them? What makes someone a "e;grown-up"e; anyway? And why didn't anyone warn us that we'd get cellulite on our arms? Part frank memoir, part hilarious investigation of daily life, There Are No Grown-Ups diagnoses the in-between decade when... *;Everyone you meet looks a little bit familiar. *;You're matter-of-fact about chin hair. *;You can no longer wear anything ironically. *;There's at least one sport your doctor forbids you to play. *; You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. *;Your parents have stopped trying to change you. *;You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be withyour people. *;You realize that everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently. *;You know that it's ok if you don't like jazz. Internationally best-selling author andNew York Timescontributor Pamela Druckerman leads us on a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge and the right pair of pants.A witty dispatch from the front lines of the forties, There Are No Grown-ups is a (midlife) coming-of-age story, and a book for anyone trying to find their place in the world.

Bebe Day by Day

Bebe Day by Day

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2015

In BRINGING UP BEBE, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BB DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BB into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life?Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BB DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way.

BRINGING UP BEBE

BRINGING UP BEBE

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2014

When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "e;French parent."e; French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There's no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn't be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is.

French Parents Don't Give In 100 Parenting Tips from Paris

French Parents Don't Give In 100 Parenting Tips from Paris

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Parenting advice from French Children Don't Throw Food, now distilled into 100 short and easy tips. In response to the enthusiastic reception of her bestselling parenting memoir French Children Don't Throw Food, Pamela Druckerman now offers a practical handbook that distils her findings into one hundred short and straightforward tips to bring up your child a la francaise. It includes advice about pregnancy, feeding (including meal plans and recipes from Paris creches), sleeping, manners, and more.

French Children Don't Throw Food

French Children Don't Throw Food

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2013

The book everyone is talking about: how the French manage to raise well-behaved children, and have a life! Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are, compared to our own? *How come French babies sleep through the night? *Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? *How can French mothers chat to their friends while their children play quietly? *Why are French mothers more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms? 'Fascinating...gripping...extremely funny...I loved it. It made me want to move to Paris' - India Knight, Sunday Times 'I couldn't put it down' Chris Evans

French Children Don't Throw Food

French Children Don't Throw Food

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

How do the French manage to raise well-behaved children and have a life! Who hasn't noticed how well-behaved French children are - compared to our own? - How come French babies sleep through the night? - Why do French children happily eat what is put in front of them? - How can French mums chat to their friends while their children play quietly? - Why are French mums more likely to be seen in skinny jeans than tracksuit bottoms? Pamela Druckerman, who lives in Paris with three young children, has had years of observing her French friends and neighbours, and with wit and style, has written a memoir that is ideally placed to teach us the basics of parenting a la francaise.

Bringing Up Bebe

Bringing Up Bebe

Author: Pamela Druckerman Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "e;French parent."e; French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There's no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this. They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn't be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are- by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding her own firm non, Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she'd never imagined.

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