Rules for My Unborn Son

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RULES FOR MY UNBORN SON is a collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice for boys. From the sartorial ("If you are tempted to wear a cowboy hat, resist") to the practical ("Keep a copy of your letters. It makes it easier for your biographer") to even a couple of sure-fire hangover cures ("There is no better remedy than a dip in the ocean"), the book of rules and accompanying quotations is quite simply an instruction manual for becoming a Good Man - ...

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Overview

RULES FOR MY UNBORN SON is a collection of traditional, humorous, and urbane fatherly advice for boys. From the sartorial ("If you are tempted to wear a cowboy hat, resist") to the practical ("Keep a copy of your letters. It makes it easier for your biographer") to even a couple of sure-fire hangover cures ("There is no better remedy than a dip in the ocean"), the book of rules and accompanying quotations is quite simply an instruction manual for becoming a Good Man - industrious, thoughtful, charming, and of course, well-dressed.

Hip and witty with a decidedly traditionalist flavor, RULES FOR MY UNBORN SON is meant to evoke simpler times when Father knew best and a suitable answer to "Why?" was "Because I said so."

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Praise for RULES FOR MY UNBORN SON:

"This may be one book that actually has changed my life." - The Wall Street Journal

"Anyone out there looking for a fun, helpful read to give a new dad should check out Rules for my Unborn Son...4 and a half stars" - PARENTING.com

"A great gift for new dads." - Daily Candy

"Rules for My Unborn Son will surely be a Christmas bestseller." - Daily Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312608958
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 259,031
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Walker Lamond is a writer and television producer. His documentaries have appeared on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, TruTV, and HBO, and he has written for numerous publications including Stop Smiling magazine, Valet, Babble, and Asylum. Lamond lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their son, who arrived shortly after the completion of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Great book

    Funny and useful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    great advice!

    This book is a lot of fun....all ages would like it. The title is somewhat off putting, but the text was great

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    A Must Have for anyone having a son or with a son already!

    Witty, fun, informative, creative and a great easy read! This book is a must-have for anyone that is about to have a son or even anyone who already has one! A great shower gift, gift for dad or Father's Day gift. HIGHLY recommend this book.

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  • Posted January 4, 2010

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    Such a great read!

    This is just a short book but it's so adorable...I loved the sayings and actually gave it to my son!!!

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Great Set of Little Rules for Your Little Man

    The cover caught my eye and the words kept me reading. I just love this book. Some might consider it a bit pricey considering that it can be finished in a about an hour. But it's worth every cent in advise. It's no novel but well worth the read.

    I pick it up every few days and get a kick of the great advise. I look forward to sharing this little treasure with my little man. We will both be better men for it.

    Some of my favorite rules:

    *Make sure your clothes fit properly.
    *Have a reliable hangout.
    *Keep your eye on the ball and follow through. In sports and in life.
    *Finish what you start, especially books.

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