CRESTED BUTTE, Colo.--(www.parentswhodontdodishes.com)--Parents Who Don’t Do Dishes (and other recipes for life) is part memoir, part cookbook and full-on treatise about living life fully and raising kids who do the same.
“the book is an unbeatable stocking stuffer for anyone interested in deepening their experience of aliveness or becoming more skillful in their interpersonal relationships.”
"Because of the whimsical and magical cover, I'm often asked if it's a children's book and actually the answer is yes as it may be the first parenting book that adolescents love reading too,” says first time Author Richard Melnick.
Melnick was diagnosed with cancer a dozen years ago. While facing a life-threatening illness and what could have been a premature death sentence, he experienced a new way of viewing the world; ultimately penning Parents Who Don’t Do Dishes (and other recipes for life).
One of the subjects he often pondered while in medical limbo was parenting, which he writes extensively about in his book Parents Who Don't Do Dishes. And while Melnick covers his fair share of paternal methodologies, a large part of the book is devoted to examining life's simplest philosophies with a healthy balance of pop-culture references and audacious humor.
The resulting book is an antidote to helicopter parenting and tiger moms as he taught his boys to develop a playful relationship with life. Written in Melnick’s scrappy, heartfelt style, Parents Who Don’t Do Dishes is a hilarious and easy-to-read 100 page book that dives into some of life’s deepest topics with surprising ease.
An example of Melnick’s ability to wax poetically: “On most days, I feel as though my boys and I are caught up in an unusual and extraordinarily loving domestic partnership—a divine union of sovereign beings, a comedy of equals. I figure that they alone know their true blueprint for happiness. My most important job was to create a safe place where they could remember their divine imprint and allow it to bubble up without any drama from me.”
Dr. John Day, M.D. says, "The best teachers are those who walk the journey with us. And so it is with Richard and his sons. Be so inspired yourself!"
In select bookstores nationwide and at Amazon.com Melnick reminds us this holiday season that, “the book is an unbeatable stocking stuffer for anyone interested in deepening their experience of aliveness or becoming more skillful in their interpersonal relationships.”