Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures [NOOK Book]

Overview

"The drawings aren't very good, Mama."
—Crappy Boy, age 5


Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out,...

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Overview

"The drawings aren't very good, Mama."
—Crappy Boy, age 5


Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up.

This book won't make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know.

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Over the years, mom Amber Dusick has documented dozens of infallible laws of parenting. For example: "The better a child behaves for someone else, the crazier they will be when they return." "Two (or more) kids will never nap at the same time." This mother of two says that she began her award-winning blog (CrappyPictures.com) "because I was going crazy and needed to vent." In her book debut, this Huffington Post contributor proves that blogging can be not only cathartic, but also very, very funny. Flip the pages and giggle.

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Dusick, Parents magazine's 2011 "Funniest Mom Blog" winner, offers a book-length take on the same, exploring the exasperating moments of life with small children (poop, lack of sleep, messes, etc.), accompanied with "crappy" illustrations, which absolutely take the cake. The entries are one to two pages in length each, with minimal text, and the point of view changes between adult and child, making for some ticklish insights. Her characters are neckless and handless stick figures with eye "domes" instead of eyeballs, yet the package is richly developed, and the narrative is minimalist humor at its best (e.g., "He has no concept of being quiet while people are sleeping, so he barges in loudly asking for random shit"). VERDICT There is no shortage of mommy blogs that are turned into books, but Dusick's is terribly funny. It joins the ranks of other raunchy parenting titles, such as Go the F*ck to Sleep (2011) and—my favorite—When Parents Text (2011). Libraries without fat wallets will be hard pressed to justify this, but crappy parents everywhere will love it.
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Amber Dusick has transformed the truest, grittiest, and most cringe-inducing trials of parenting into something incredibly hysterical, poignant and meaningful. --Mayim Bialik, author of Beyond the Sling, actress Big Bang Theory

"If you are a parent, or even just have or know a parent, you will love this book. It's seriously impossible NOT to. I dare you to try."
--Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy

"The drawings aren't very good, Mama." -- Crappy Boy, age 5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460309865
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 138,817
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author


Amber Dusick was a sleep-deprived mother of two when she sat down to write her first blog post at CrappyPictures.com. Her pictures were admittedly crappy, but her hilarious take on parenting made the site an overnight success. She lives in Los Angeles with her not-at-all-crappy husband, two sons and two black cats. She also has a fish but usually leaves him out of bios.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Let me first say that I LOVE the crappypictures blog. I was so e

    Let me first say that I LOVE the crappypictures blog. I was so excited for the book that I rushed out and bought a copy. Unfortunately, I was disappointed as the best stories were already shared on the blog. I did laugh out loud a couple of times, but not like I had anticipated, as I do when reading the posts online. I paid $18 in store at Barnes and Noble and wish I hadn't. I think I'll just stick with the blog in the future. Sorry, Amber!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    One of the best section in this hilarious book is the one on kid

    One of the best section in this hilarious book is the one on kid's language. I have one child and am due with my second in a couple of months, and I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. Any Mama, new or veteran, will have a great time reading this book-it is just so funny and so very realistic!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Love the Crappy Pictures blog, this book, and Amber.  She is hil

    Love the Crappy Pictures blog, this book, and Amber.  She is hilarious, and this book is as well!  If you are a mother, have a mother, or know a mother, this is a great  gift for that woman!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Craptastic!

    This book is hilarious and I can identify with all of these stories. As a mother if three toddlers myself it is nice to know I am not the only one out there. It is definitely a quick read but very funny!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    I was laughing out loud by the fifth page. What can I say, this

    I was laughing out loud by the fifth page. What can I say, this is SUCH a funny book and such a perfect pick me up when you are having one of those days. I related to almost every story and this is the book that gives you that "I thought it only happened in our house!" feeling. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Absolutely amazing book for the parent who needs some humor brou

    Absolutely amazing book for the parent who needs some humor brought into every day life! I am a huge fan of Amber's blog and her book didn't let me down. Phenomenal! It had me laughing so hard I was crying and I even accidentally woke up my 18 month old... oops! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    I love Amber's blog--but I don't always shell out real money for

    I love Amber's blog--but I don't always shell out real money for the books of bloggers.  This one is totally worth it.  Not just because now you can read Amber's work in the bathroom without taking a computer in there--although that's a good thing.  But because in spite of the fact that she's helping us all laugh at the poop, potty training, barf, and all the other stuff about parenting that is sometimes - well - Crappy, Amber Dusick is also keeping in mind the love, the tenderness, the joy.  You will not regret shelling out for this blogger's book.
    Also, if civilization crumbles and the internet goes the way of steam engines and film-based cameras, you will always be able to read the story about the night Crappy Mama was in charge of paying the pizza guy.  Laughing out loud every time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    This book is totally not crappy!  I pretty much feel like Amber

    This book is totally not crappy!  I pretty much feel like Amber Dusick is living my life, except my two cats are white instead of black.  I bought a copy for myself and a copy to give to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby.  I think it's a perfect preview of all the fun, craziness, poop, and love that are heading her way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Loved it! Just as funny as Amber Dusick's blog, but you get more

    Loved it! Just as funny as Amber Dusick's blog, but you get more all at once!  It's so spot on, you'll find yourself wondering if the author has been spying on you.  If you have children, grandchildren, grown-up children who were once little kids, spend time with kids, I highly recommend this book.  It will help remind you to laugh often.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    This book is a treasure, as is Amber Dusick's incredible blog. S

    This book is a treasure, as is Amber Dusick's incredible blog. She has avid fans around the world and, chances are, when you read her book you will count yourself as one. My kids are long grown, but I have no trouble identifying with her family. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Not only is this book hilarious, but if you are a parent it is a

    Not only is this book hilarious, but if you are a parent it is also therapeutic, it helps me feel sane and reassures me that all the trials and tribulations my kids put me through are a normal part of raising kids.

    A must read for parents but I think most people would find this funny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Got mine today and am halfway through it. It sometimes makes me

    Got mine today and am halfway through it. It sometimes makes me laugh so hard that I spit things across the room. I think I relate so well cause I have 2 boys... ages 3 and 7. And yes, almost every story resonates. LOVE it!!!! Love the blog, love the book, love this mama and like to pretend we are friends!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Hilarious!

    I'm a fan of her blog, and it was awesome to get the book. Hilarious and loving and spot-on! Highly recommended for all parents :) :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    This book has me laughing right along with her.  Or at least I h

    This book has me laughing right along with her.  Or at least I hope she can look back and laugh!  I am reminded with every story of something my own kids did.  She captures the trials and joys of motherhood beautifully.  Well, at least hilariously!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    It's A Crappy Success!  I have been a Crappy Pictures fan for a

    It's A Crappy Success! 

    I have been a Crappy Pictures fan for a while and thought parenting couldn't get funnier... until I read the book! 

    Thank you Amber Dusick for putting into crappy pictures what parents everywhere are experiencing... except your version is so much funnier!    

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I had to put on My Little Pony and hide in the den to read as mu

    I had to put on My Little Pony and hide in the den to read as much as I could.  I nearly peed myself multiple times, and had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard.  Especially the roadside poop.  OMG.  As a mom of a 6 year old singleton and 5 year old spontaneous triplets, I can relate to her feelings, and her stories.  I have some doozies of my own.  ;)  I've always enjoyed Amber's blog, but having the book on hand is so worth it.  My only complaint is that I wished it was longer, with more crappy pictures.  Oh, and I was a little disappointed that she only calls her family "crappy" because of their pictures being crappy.  My kids are pretty crappy without the pictures, LOL!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Same great quality as the blog

    My "crappy" boy kept asking me why I was laughing as I read this book. My only complaint is that it was too short.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    I've been reading Amber Dusick's blog for some time, so I was th

    I've been reading Amber Dusick's blog for some time, so I was thrilled when I learned that she was working on a book.  A true delight for parents, this book is full of hilarious stories and extra crappy pictures.  My only complaint is that I read it one sitting - it's that good!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Met all my expectations

    Was so excited to preorder this book. It filled all my ""crappy" needs. Have a craptastic day!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Love it

    Hilarious and so true

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