You remember haiku. A three line poem with seventeen syllables—five, then seven, then five. Suburban Haiku: Boys to Men is a collection of more than seventy humorous and heart touching haiku describing a year in the life of two growing boys and their beleaguered parents. It's also our family’s version of a photo album. Flip through quickly and you'll see it happening: boys becoming men.
What others are saying about Suburban Haiku: Boys to Men:
"Peyton Price's 'Boys to Men' collection captures that boyish spirit wrapped in smelly teen feet and boyish pranks. It also captures those tender moments when you can see the man he would be peeking through the impish grin. All this in a succinct, powerful 17 syllables. She'll have you holding your gut from laughing over one haiku, and sniffling back a tear over the next. Peyton has a brilliant sense of timing, humor, and humanity. A short, fun read that will leave an impression longer than three lines might suggest. This book is a perfect gift for mothers, fathers, and brothers of sons. Maybe even those sons. Make it a gift you give to yourself, too. You don't want to miss out." —Nicole Leigh Shaw, Humorist/Blogger, NinjaMomBlog.com and NickMom.com
"In 'Boys to Men', Peyton Price combines her impeccable timing and wit with the poetic moments of a life mothering boys. Plus, you can read the entire book in one episode of Pokemon."—Ann Imig, Stay-At-Home Humorist and National Director of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER
"I had no idea that haiku could be so relatable. So funny. So moving. Yet Peyton Price delivers the goods, amusing me over and over again. Her latest collection, 'Boys to Men,' starts snappy and fun and then sneakily grabs your heart with sweet insights. As she watches her boys stretch taller, talk deeper, we watch Peyton grow as a writer and mother. From beginning to end, this book was a joy to read." —Kim, Writer and Blogger, Let Me Start By Saying. . .
"Whether it's capturing a poignant moment, or making a humorous situation laugh-out-loud funny, Peyton Price's representation of family life in the form of haiku is spot-on. She has inspired me to read haiku more. Hers, that is. Who knew that a boy's coming-of-age experiences could be written in such fine 5-7-5 form?"—Rhonda Franz, Managing Editor, ParentingSquad.com
Peyton Price has been a denizen of the suburbs for more than ten years. Many readers have asked, "Are you my neighbor?" The answer is yes, yes she is. She's the one counting to seventeen, grabbing her smartphone, and checking to make sure you can't read the screen.