“I’ve been a parent now for more than eight years, and —confession— I’ve never made it all the way through a parenting book. But I found Bringing Up Bébé to be irresistible.”

The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France’s amazingly well-behaved children.

When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?
With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

“Marvelous… Like Julia Child, who translated the secrets of French cuisine, Druckerman has investigated and distilled the essentials of French child-rearing.”

“The author is a delightfully droll storyteller with an effortless gift of gab that translates well to the page.”
Kirkus Reviews

“… A riveting glimpse into a calmer, rational, sage way of raising children.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“On questions of how to live, the French never disappoint. . . . Maybe it all starts with childhood. That is the conclusion that readers may draw from Bringing Up Bébé.”
The Wall Street Journal

“French women don’t have little bags of emergency Cheerios spilling all over their Louis Vuitton handbags. They also, Druckerman notes, wear skinny jeans instead of sweatpants. The world arguably needs more kids who don’t throw food.”
Chicago Tribune

On N’est Pas Couché

The Wall Street Journal
February 4, 2012
“Why French Parents Are Superior”

Weekend Today
February 29, 2012
Interview with Hoda and Kathie Lee

February 1, 2012
“S’il-Vous-Plait: Raising Your ‘Bebe’ The French Way”

Weekend Edition Sunday: Interview with Rachel Martin
February 12, 2012
“What French Parents Do That Americans Don’t”

The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC)
February 29, 2012
An American Mother on the Wisdom of French Parenting

The Daily Circuit (Minnesota Public Radio)
March 5, 2012
“Raising bebe: Do French parents know best?”

The Current (CBC)
March 16, 2012
Interview with Piya Chattopadhyay

Publishers Weekly
November 28, 2011
“Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting”

Marie Claire
February 22, 2012
“Supermom Smackdown”

March 29, 2012
THE 2012 TIME 100 POLL

February 10, 2012
“Why American Kids Are Brats”

April 04, 2012
“Are Foodie Kids the Sign of End Times?”

The New Yorker
March 26, 2012
Paul Rudnick’s hilarious spoof of BUB and other French-women-do-it-better books

New York Magazine
January 22, 2012
“Docteur Spock”

January 2, 2012
What Amy Chua did for tiger mothers, Pamela Druckerman promises to do for French parents.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 10, 2012
“MEMOIR: “Bringing Up Bebe,” by Pamela Druckerman”

The New York Times
April 7, 2012 
“The Non-Joie of Parenting”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 8, 2012
“‘Bringing Up Bebe’: Why the French make better parents (no offense)”
March 8th, 2012
“Parenting Against the Grain: Why the French model is a big wake-up call”
March 30th, 2012
“The Food and Snacks of Huckleberry Holbrook”

Kirkus Reviews
Dec. 13th, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: Bringing Up Bébé

The Washington Post
March 2, 2012
“What’s so bad about American parents, anyway?”

The Washington Post
March 22, 2012
“Is Parisian parenting better, or is vacation parenting more fun?”

The Daily
February 12, 2012
“Mastering the art of the French stare-down: Parental advice from an expat mother on raising les enfants terribles”

Huffington Post
January 24, 2012
“French Parents: Vive La Difference?”

Huffington Post
March 22, 2012
“Vive La France? Revolutions in Parenting”

San Francisco Chronicle
February 2, 2012
“Are French parents better than American parents?”

The Wall Street Journal
February 3, 2012
“The Juggle: Are the French Better Parents?”

Globe and Mail (Canada)
February 9, 2012
“Do French moms raise better-behaved kids?”

Macleans (Canada)
February 10, 2012
“Why the French are better parents”

The Star (Toronto)
February 3, 2012
“French mothers are calmer: Bringing up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman”

National Review Online
January 14, 2012
“Dear British (and U.S.) Moms: Be More French?”

Globe and Mail (Canada)
January 25, 2012
“French women don’t get fat…and have better-behaved kids?”

Jillian Michaels
April 11, 2012
“Baby Talk With Pamela Druckerman”

Book Pond
January 2, 2012
Bringing Up Bebe- Pamela Druckerman

March 20, 2012
Bringing Up Bébé

The Cornerstone
March 13, 2012
“Parenting (and schooling) wisdom from the French”

Recipe Rifle
January 25, 2012
Monkfish Curry recipe and book review

Everyday ebook
March 28, 2012
“Bringing Up Bebe: French Secrets to Relaxed Mothers and Civilized Kids”

Spiked Review of Books
March 2012
“No bowing down before Bébé”

Mommy with selective memory
March 28, 2012
“French Women Don’t Have Mommy Guilt”

Pickle Me This
February 27, 2012
Book Review: Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman

Dallas News (The Dallas Morning News)
February 7, 2012
“Are the French better at parenting?”

This Mom Loves
April 9, 2012
“I’m Not Selfish and Lazy…I’m Just a French Mom!”

90 Second Book Reviews
Book Review: Bringing up Bébé”

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