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Parent, Gail

Overview
Works: 112 works in 266 publications in 9 languages and 5,927 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Musical films  Children's films  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Military films  Domestic fiction  Television comedies 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Scenarist, Librettist
Classifications: PS3566.A64, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gail Parent
 
Most widely held works by Gail Parent
Confessions of a teenage drama queen by Walt Disney( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Elizabeth Cep, is convinced her real name is Lola. When her Mom moves her family from fashionable New York City to a small suburb in New Jersey, Lola quickly finds a friend who likes the same band that she does. Disturbed by her environment, Lola is quick to wage war against the popular Carla Santini. She's also pursued by high school hunk Stu Wolff, but chooses to focus her attention on winning back her title of Most Popular Girl in School. With the help of a frumpy drama teacher and her friend Ella, Lola creates a dramatic performance to earn her the desired high status
How to raise your adult children : because big kids have even bigger problems by Gail Parent( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this guide, the authors, one a comedy writer and the other a noted psychotherapist teach parents how to handle their grown kids. They combine their wit and expertise in this collection of letters from parents facing issues with grown children. According to the U.S. Census, 55% of men and 48% of women ages 18 to 24 are living with their parents: this trend has given rise to a host of financial and lifestyle conflicts. In separate chapters, each with an introductory section, the authors answer questions relating to money, the college years, living arrangements, work, dating, family rituals, marriage, in-laws, grandchildren, divorce, and aging and illness. The questions, gathered from friends, relatives, and "strangers" are wide-ranging, from what to do when a college student trades the car his parents bought him for a motorcycle, to how to deal with a dad who is dating his daughter's 28-year-old girlfriend. The authors' overriding theme, that adult children are separate from parents, who must respect their right to make their own choices in order to foster independence, rings true. There are many books out there to teach you how to handle your children after they graduate from diapers, but none tells you how to proceed once they graduate from high school. As new patterns emerge in the lives of young adults, parents find that their grown children have bigger problems than they did just a few years ago. This is a manual for anxious moms and dads. Whether confronting the question of setting a curfew for a college kid at home, or paying for a forty-year-old daughter's wedding, two "been there, done that" moms give advice with an edge on a variety of emotionally and financially perilous situations, including: your kid needs money, your money, your kid moves back home and stays home, you know your child should not marry their significant other, your big children keep dumping their little children on you. This book answers questions most parents never imagined they would have to ask
A sign of the eighties by Gail Parent( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and German and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mickey hires Astra Rainbow as his secretary he believes he has found the woman of his fantasies. But Astra is an ethereal agent of a greater good who leads him on a roller-coaster ride of sadness, joy, disappointment, and reward
Cadet Kelly( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free-spirited 14-year-old must go back to basics in discipline, training, and attire when she's forced to join a military academy. Can she ever really become a true cadet? She must answer that herself when the drill team's championship depends on her
Sheila Levine is dead and living in New York by Gail Parent( Book )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a single thirty-year-old trying unsuccessfully to straddle two worlds: the one she's been programmed for from birth, marriage first, life later and the illusory swinging singles scene of liberated New York City. Sheila's pretty cute, dates a bit here and there, and she thinks her future is, well, in the future. Then it happens, she slams headlong into her thirtieth birthday and she's still single. She tries to rectify the situation, but the guys she dates turn out to be gay, or interested in her best friend, or losers looking for free rent. Disappointment turns to desperation, and after a flash of insight, Sheila calmly makes a decision. She's going to kill herself, but before she does, Sheila decides to get her affairs in order and write a suicide note to explain it all to her loved ones. But as she wraps things up, she finds she's not so worried about her weight, or spending money on taxis, or finding a husband. Maybe being dead isn't all it's cracked up to be
A little bit married by Gail Parent( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman by Louise Lasser( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine
David Meyer is a mother by Gail Parent( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to raise your adult children : real-life advice for when your kids don't want to grow up by Gail Parent( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors provide advice for the millions who need help handling very adult situations, such as: how to help your child financially without becoming a piggy bank; what to do when a thirty-year-old moves back home; when to speak up about a boyfriend, fiancée, or significant other you despise; how to provide parenting advice for the grandchildren--From page [4] of cover
How to raise your adult children : because big kids have even bigger problems by Gail Parent( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As new patterns emerge in the lives of young adults, parents find that their grown children have bigger problems than they did just a few years ago. Whether confronting the question of setting a curfew for a college kid at home or paying for a forty-year-old daughter's wedding, two 'been there, done that' moms give advice with an edge on a variety of emotionally and financially perilous situations
The main event a glove story by Howard Zieff( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal fight it out in this romantic comedy of a retired prize-fighter and his new manager, a perfume manufacter, whose last asset is O'Neal's long-shot chance in the ring
The main event. by Gail Parent( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carol Burnett Show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes of the television show featuring a variety of comedy skits, songs, dances, and satires; includes introductions to each episode by Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, and Harvey Korman
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass murders, kidnappings and a flasher may be troubling to the residents of Fernwood, Ohio. But pigtailed, gingham-frocked housewife Mary Hartman has a much more serious problem: waxy buildup on her kitchen floor. And while her husband Tom struggles in the bedroom and her best friend, country singer Loretta Haggers, struggles to make it big in Nashville, Mary teeters closer to the edge, desperate to save her marriage, keep her family together and give her kitchen floor a proper shine
Sheila Levine ist tot und lebt in New York : Roman by Gail Parent( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gail Parent hat mit Sheila Levine ist tot und lebt in New York aus dem Jahr 1972 gleich ein Genre begründet. Ihre Nachfolgerinnen haben mit Schokolade zum Frühstück und Sex and the City Millionenseller geschaffen. Nachdem Gail Parents ebenso liebenswürdige wie schlagfertige Heldin Sheila Levine daraufhin international wiederentdeckt wurde, betritt sie nun endlich auch die deutsche Bühne. New York in den Siebzigern: Sheila, 30, auf der Suche nach Mr. Right: Sie datet, was das Zeug hält, und tritt doch nur von einem Fettnäpfchen ins nächste. Bis sie sich entscheidet, ihrem Leben ein Ende zu setzten - und sich auf einmal sehr wohl fühlt. Sheila Levine ist tot und lebt in New York ist mehr als eine lustige Lektüre, sie entführt in eine Zeit, in der New York der Nabel der Welt war und ist das erste Buch über die grossstädtische Single Lady. Verfilmt im Jahr 1975, hat sich dieser Roman über eine halbe Million Mal verkauft und ist 2004 wieder aufgelegt und in mehrere Länder lizensiert worden. Dies ist die erste und einzige deutsche Übersetzung. Gail Parent ist 1940 in New York City geboren und arbeitet als Autorin, Filmproduzentin und Drehbuchschreiber für Hollywood, aus ihrer Feder stammen u.a. die Bill-Cosby-Show, die Tracey Ullman-Show und die Golden Girls. Sheila Levine ist tot und lebt in New York ist einer von dreien und ihr erfolgreichster Roman - und wurde 1975 verfilmt
 
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How to raise your adult children : real-life advice for when your kids don't want to grow up
Alternative Names
Gail Parent American television producer and writer

Gail Parent Amerikaans schrijfster

Gail Parent amerikansk författare

Gail Parent amerikansk skribent

Parents Gail

Гэйл Парент

גייל פארנט

פרנט, גיל, 1940-

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Languages
English (106)

French (9)

Spanish (8)

German (7)

Chinese (3)

Czech (3)

Turkish (2)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

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Sheila Levine is dead and living in New YorkMary Hartman, Mary HartmanHow to raise your adult children : real-life advice for when your kids don't want to grow upHow to raise your adult children : because big kids have even bigger problemsMary Hartman, Mary Hartman