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Little Kids, Big City: Tales From a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle) [Paperback]

Alex McCord , Simon van Kempen


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Jan. 10 2010
Stars of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen, have a hit show and a great book, Little Kids, Big City, a lighthearted and critically acclaimed he-said, she-said rant, about their experiences raising their two young children in the Big Apple. More of a Momoir (and Dadoir) covering the last 10 years of their lives, Alex & Simon write with a unique and humorous insight into the challenges facing parents today. They use their own hard-won experience as a springboard to discuss life before children and their determination not to have any, followed by their journey and eventual change of heart and the rollercoaster ride of having two children in two years in a seemingly non-child-friendly environment. Rather than a preachy, how-to guide, Simon & Alex take the reader on a romp through the indignities and surprises that befell them. Their informative and often hair-raising stories of life in the concrete jungle make Little Kids, Big City a must-read for anyone who has ever had children, hated children or thought they might want to have them someday, as well as for any fan of their hit show.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers (Jan. 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982139225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982139226
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.8 x 21.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #959,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen's surprisingly down to earth account of their early days of parenting in NYC is as remarkable in its honesty as it is in its detail."- Cecily von Ziegesar, "New York Times" bestselling author of the "Gossip Girl" novels and mother of two at PS Fab."Alex and Simon don't take themselves too seriously which seems to be essential to parenting. Their fresh "he said she said" perspective on parenting is humorous and insightful."- Bethenny Frankel, "New York Times" bestselling author of " The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life""A fun and entertaining read with an over the top enthusiasm for family and the joys of raising kids in the city. They manage to share lessons without sounding preachy and maintain a humorous light tone."- Alison Lowenstein, author of "City Kid New York"""Little Kids, Big City" is wonderful. Witty, funny, and interesting."- Divya Gugnani, host, "Behind the Burner"

About the Author

The married couple of Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen are first and foremost the proud parents of two wonderful and endlessly energetic and creative children, Johan and Francois. They also happen to star in the hit Bravo television show "The Real Housewives of New York City," where they all enjoy (or suffer at the hands of) a modicum of celebrity. Simon runs the upscale boutique Hotel Chandler in Manhattan while Alex writes freelance for parenting outlets and select blogs, including Mom Logic and The Huffington Post.

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