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Author Kois, Dan, author.

Title How to be a family : the year I dragged my kids around the world to find a new way to be together / Dan Kois.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  910.41 KOIS    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  910.41 KOIS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  910.4 KOI    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  910.41 KOIS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  910.41 KOIS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  910.41 KOIS    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Nonfiction  910.41 KOI    Missing
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  910.4 KOI    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  910.4 KOIS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  910.41 KOIS    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description viii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents You're screwing up -- New Zealand, January-April. Steves ; The goodbye party -- The Netherlands, April-July. Phantom ducks ; The dance recital -- Costa Rica, July-September. Tides -- Kansas, October-December. Bricks ; The posada -- Love and attention.
Summary "What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family--Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters--could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home--but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. How To Be A Family brings readers along as the Kois girls--witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper--hike through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, How To Be A Family will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take."
Subject Kois, Dan -- Travel.
Families -- Travel.
Voyages around the world.
Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes.
Parenting -- Anecdotes.
Families -- Travel. (OCoLC)fst01983765
Parenting. (OCoLC)fst01053407
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Voyages and travels. (OCoLC)fst01169308
Voyages around the world. (OCoLC)fst01169326
Family -- United States.
Work and family.
Parent-child relationship.
Travel -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
ISBN 0316552623
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