My Books

Fun Without Dick and Jane

Your Guide to a Delightfully Empty Nest From Christie Mellor, the best-selling author of “The Three-Martini Playdate,” comes this hilarious (and helpful) guide to recovering from getting those little angels into college and out of the house. Filled with...

The Three-Martini Family Vacation

A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting   Chill the glasses! The author of the wildly successful Three-Martini Playdate is back with more irreverent and useful advice about life with children. Wickedly funny essays offer helpful advice on harnessing the energy of...

Raised by Wolves

Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood Back in the “good old days,” young people were let loose upon a grateful world with a modicum of social skill and the basic know-how to run a household. But such fundamental competence at the tasks of life seems to be...

You Look Fine, Really

The world, apparently, thinks women need a makeover. If their teeth are less than white from the love of a strong cup of tea, they must be bleached to a blinding brightness. Waists should be whittled, nether regions made smooth and hairless or adorned with hearts or...

The Three-Martini Playdate

A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting Parents were here first! How did the kids suddenly take control? Sure the world has changed from the days when children were supposed to be seen and not heard but things have gotten a little out of hand. What about some quality...