Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen have a combined 60 years in the publishing industry, mostly as travel writers and authors with nearly a million books sold. They coauthored many Chicken Soup for the Soul books and were also paid consultants and editors for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. They are also the authors of the award-winning Best of California’s Missions, Mansions and Museums and the Wine Wherever series of winery-destination books. They live in Orangevale, California. Laurel McHargue has taught middle and high school English and currently is an adjunct English instructor at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She lives in Leadville, Colorado.
Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Stupid Kidby Laurel McHargue (Editor), Dahlynn McKowen (Editor), Ken McKowen (Editor)
Inside, you'll read stories about crazy capers, double-dog dares
The title of this anthology says it all. Being a stupid kid. Period. There's nothing worse than getting caught with your hand in the proverbial cookie jar, yet alone confessing to all those stupid things you did when you were a kid and lived to tell about. Yes, you know where the bodies are buried.
Inside, you'll read stories about crazy capers, double-dog dares and outlandish adventures-those youthful escapades you never shared with your parents! Whether it was driving on thin ice (literally), getting your younger brother to jump off a roof, hitchhiking to see the Beatles, throwing tomatoes at cops or nearly blowing up your house, we all did stupid kid things and survived. Thus the reason to hide this book from your youngsters and especially your teenagers . . . you might give them ideas!
Nearly 60 authors have shared their stories, and many have provided old photos that we have included at the end of their stories. Join us for a laugh-filled trip down Memory Lane.
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Funny, funny book! You will identify with some of these stories, although you may not want to write about it. Childhood came roaring back as I read the many creative stories, from extremely talented writers. You won't want to put this one down!
I laughed till I leaked. Driving on ice? check. Wrecking socks? check. Climbing on the roof? oh yes! I usually like to read a good short story before going to sleep at night. But this book kept me wanting to read the next story. I would NEVER admit to most of these things! Some people really have GUTS!
Hey we've all done stupid things...and this book shares some of the funniest ones. It's amazing humans make it to adulthood. A great collection by very talented writers. But with material like this how could they go wrong. You might not want your kid's to read this, it might give them bad ideas...lol
You might not want to admit you were a stupid kid, but the writers in this anthology did! You will howl with laughter when you find out some ot the crazy things they did. I'll bet they don't want their kids to know half these things! What a fun book to read. If you are looking for a good laugh, this is it.