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I Hate Other People's Kids
     

I Hate Other People's Kids

4.6 11
by Adrianne Frost, Wilson Swain (Illustrator)
 

Sure, children are the greatest gift of all — but that doesn't mean you want to be seated next to one on an airplane.

From the dawn of time, other people's kids have found ways to spoil things for the rest of us. Movie theaters, parks, restaurants — every venue that should be a place of refuge and relaxation has instead become a freewheeling playground

Overview

Sure, children are the greatest gift of all — but that doesn't mean you want to be seated next to one on an airplane.

From the dawn of time, other people's kids have found ways to spoil things for the rest of us. Movie theaters, parks, restaurants — every venue that should be a place of refuge and relaxation has instead become a freewheeling playground complete with shrieks, wails, and ill-timed excretions.

Now, I Hate Other People's Kids delivers a complete handbook for navigating a world filled with tiny terrors — and their parents. It boldly explores how children's less- endearing traits have disrupted life throughout history ("And they say Jesus loved the little children, all the children of the world, but he never had to dine with one. He chose the lepers") and classifies important subspecies of tyke, from "Little Monsters" (Dennis the Menace, Bamm-Bamm Rubble) to the "So Good It Hurts" variety (Dakota Fanning, Ricky Schroeder in The Champ). Dotted with illuminating sidebars such as "Parents Think It's Cute, but It Isn't" and featuring tips on ingeniously turning the tables without seeming childish yourself, I Hate Other People's Kids is clever, unforgiving, and sidesplittingly funny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416909880
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,206,575
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Adrianne Frost is an actor and comedian living in New York City. She has been a panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever. Adrianne has appeared on The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Law and Order. Her comic prose, "Easter Is Cancelled," was published in the 2005 edition of The Signet Book of American Humor.

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I Hate Other People's Kids 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In being a teenager and reading this book, I found it wildly entertaining. I personally identify with the 'So Good it Hurts' archetype she mentioned-in fact, I was that type. My mom and I were able to bond over this, especially since our family has had a recent influx of little terrors (yes, I now have 5 cousins under the age of 10). Both parents and offspring(hey, you're either one or the other or both) will find this bold, cynical take on children relatable and relentlessly fun and funny to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will have you laughing so hard because it identifies every child you have ever crossed paths with in a supermarket, mall, or social gathering. All parents should read this book, along with all people that cannot stand other people's kids. Way to go Adrienne Frost, to put all of our thoughts on to paper. (and it has hysterical illustrations)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am SO glad I ran across this book! I was beginning to think I was the only one who felt this way!! This book made me laugh and then shake my head at how true it all is. I wish parents would realize that not everyone thinks their kids are so great/cute/smart/sweet because most of the time they aren't! I have this book proudly displayed in my living room!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked the book up just curious about the title, but the more I flipped through it I just knew I had to have it! I work as an educator FT and PT in a children's museum in the gift shop- so this book hit home- I've seen all the forms the 'enemy' takes on. Good to know there are others who like me who hate OPK's and finally Adrianne gives us all 'the liberty to hate OPK's'. I will undoubtly share this with my co-workers, and proudly wear a shirt that reads 'I H8 YR KID!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reading this book and I could not stop laughing. Everything mentioned in this book describes exactly how kids are in the funniest way possible. If you truly do hate other people's kids or find them extremely annoying you have to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this over the weekend. It was hilarious, and incredibly true. I deal with kids all the time and could relate to it all, even though it's all in fun. I'm so glad Adrianne Frost wrote this book. I am passing it around to all my coworkers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a matter of a few hours and found myself laughing out loud. We all love the children in our lives (our own, our relatives, our best friend's kids) but we know even they do things to annoy us and those around us. This book pulls no punches. EVERY PARENT should read this book to remind them of how annoying children can actually be, and no matter how cute their kid is to them, they aren't to everyone else! I love children. I'm not an anti-child person, but that doesn't mean I want to be surrounded by them at a casino or have one in front of me in a line somewhere. Kids are kids and always will be, but parents are the one who need to remember what behaviors are acceptable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If more people with horrid children had a sense of humor, well, then this book wouldn't be so hi-larious. A quick read, yet so tasty you linger over every page, savoring each amusing tidbit. Brings to mind my Mom's warning when I was a kid: 'I hope you grow up someday and have kids JUST LIKE YOU!' Be warned, and get thee to a bookstore while there are still copies left!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adrianne has written a very funny book about a growing problem. If you have ever had a movie ruined by a screaming kid, this book is for you. Even if the kid was your own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure, kids are bratty, sure sure...I'M A KID!!! Frost once was a kid! Why does SHE complain?! She is concieted and even my family agrees that Frost is too concieted for anybody's liking. Frost actually thinks proper punishment for kids is leashes and harnesses! I don't know why you people think it's funny, but I think Frost is as cold and brutal as her name sounds. I have NO idea of how you other reviewers can laugh about this book. It's like you hate kids! Everybody used to be a kid, and yet Frost detests it. Kids are the future of the world! Please listen, adults, if you have kids. If you don't listen, you will be massively insulted. Educated people rule and Frost drools.