West Coast Achtung Baby events!

I’m heading out to Cali and then up to Seattle in a few days! Come see me, and let’s talk about ways we can give our kids the chance to be more independent and self-reliant!  Here’s the schedule:

January 19, 6:00 p.m.
Book Passage-by-the-Bay
100 Bay St, Sausalito, CA 94965

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January 20, 2 p.m.
Napa Bookmine / Napa County Library 

580 Coombs St.,  Napa, CA

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January 22, 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle / Westside School
10404 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

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Achtung Baby Arrives!

Achtung Baby was released January 2nd!

I had a great launch week with an appearance on the Today Show,  a live Salon Talk, a great review in USA Today, and the UK’s Daily Mail–and a presentation at Politics & Prose bookstore. I also had several radio interviews including a long conversation on WNYC.

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Sophia climbing in Berlin, photo by Zac

The book has been climbing up the sales charts, appearing as the #1 new release in parenting on Amazon its first week.

I am so happy to be sharing the message about raising kids to be self-reliant. The rallying cry at our house is “Free the kids!”

 

More links to recent press can be found here. 

NEW: Check out a selection of the audio book version of ACHTUNG BABY.

To purchase ACHTUNG BABY try these great booksellers listed here.

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ACHTUNG BABY in the News

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COMING UP: 

On Wednesday, January 3, I am scheduled to be on the Today Show to talk about how Germans raise self-reliant kids! Catch me live around 8:30 a.m. EST.

Also on January 3, I will sit down with Salon Talks live at 4:00 EST.

Both should be posted on the internet after, and I will post the links on the “News” page here.

ALSO IN THE NEWS: 

USA Today called ACHTUNG BABY one of the top 5 new books you don’t want to miss this week!

FOLLOW:

As more coverage comes in, I will post links on this page.  Please check back!

 

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“Let the Children Fight” in The Wall Street Journal

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Parenting the German Way: Let the Children Fight

by Sara Zaske

The chaos of German kindergartens is sometimes hard for Americans to understand.

When I lived in Berlin for nearly seven years, I was surprised at first to find that kindergartens and child-care centers (called “kitas”) were all about play, all the time. No reading, no math work sheets . . .

Read more on The Wall Street Journal website. The article will be in the 12/30/17 print edition.

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Catch me Live! ACHTUNG BABY events

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In January, I will be appearing at several events to talk about ACHTUNG BABY. If you live nearby, please come out and support these fantastic venues. I will talk about how Germans raise self-reliant kids, and we can discuss how we can do it right here in the good ol’ US of A.  

WASHINGTON D.C.:

PoliticsProse

January 4, 7:00 p.m.       
Politics & Prose 70 District Square SW

MOSCOW, IDAHO:

MoscowBookPeople

January 17, 7:00 p.m.
Bookpeople of Moscow,  521 S. Main

 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: 

BookPassage

January 19, 6:00 p.m., Book Passage-by-the-Bay
100 Bay St, Sausalito, CA 94965

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January 20, 2 p.m. Napa Bookmine / Napa County Library 
580 Coombs St.,  Napa, CA

SEATTLE:

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January 22, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Seattle / Westside School
10404 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

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ACHTUNG BABYs are Coming Soon!

 

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I am thrilled to receive my copies of the Achtung Baby hardcover! These babies can stand all on their own.

They will be released to the wider world on January 2, but you can pre-order. For more info and ordering links, click on my Achtung Baby web page or visit MacMillan.com.

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A cover for ACHTUNG BABY

My book about German parenting is coming out in January 2, 2018, but this baby already has an awesome cover. It’s big, it’s bright, it’s yellow! And watch out for those kids!Achtung Baby_cover2

Read more about ACHTUNG BABY on this site,  and see the review in Publisher’s Weekly and on Kirkus Reviews.

To pre-order, visit one of these great booksellers:

Amazon.com

Apple / Itunes 

Barnes and Noble

Books a Million

Indie Bound (community of independent local bookstores)

Powell’s Books

In Canada:

Indigo

Kobo

 

 

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