This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing: Parenthood in 71 Lists

This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing: Parenthood in 71 Lists

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by Jason Good
     
 

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Blogging sensation and family man Jason Good delivers a laugh-out-loud reminder that everything is easier and more fun when approached with a sense of humor—especially parenting. Each list captures a perfect (or perfectly terrible) aspect of parenthood while wholeheartedly embracing every moment: "You Deserve a Break" offers ideas for downtime, such as giving…  See more details below

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Blogging sensation and family man Jason Good delivers a laugh-out-loud reminder that everything is easier and more fun when approached with a sense of humor—especially parenting. Each list captures a perfect (or perfectly terrible) aspect of parenthood while wholeheartedly embracing every moment: "You Deserve a Break" offers ideas for downtime, such as giving blood and untangling cords, while "Self-Help from a Three-Year-Old" collects such wisdom as "If you fall down, stay down. Someone will pick you up eventually." Sweet, sincere, and oh-so-true, this is the ideal gift for parents who could use a laugh. And isn't that every single one of them?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/21/2014
Stand-up comedian and blogger Good, father of two young sons, finds that being a dad is perfect fodder for jokes and comedic introspection. Here, he presents 71 humor-filled lists, with topics ranging from “How to Defend Yourself Against a Toddler Attack” and “Games You Can Play While Lying Down” to “Love Hurts: Especially My Shoulder.” Good offers advice that parents are unlikely to hear elsewhere, such as suggestions that couples sleep in separate beds and schedule intercourse for once a week so that one parent feels like they are “doing it in a hotel” when that night rolls around. He proposes inventive uses for baby wipes (cleaning mulch off a hotdog, crushing bugs) alongside tips on how to eat cookies while wearing a ski mask. In addition to child-centered lists, Good includes a sweet ode to his wife that applauds her patience and confidence, in spite of the fact that she enjoys eating goat cheese that smells like “the foot of a medieval peasant.” Parents will appreciate Good’s offbeat outlook and quirky one-liners. (June)
From the Publisher
"Jason Good might be known casually as the Dad blogger who made it big, but that's simplifying things. His blog is great, but his first book is even better."
-Parade.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452135649
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
275,395
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Jason Good is a writer, comedian, family man, and the blogger behind JasonGood.net and the viral posts "3 Minutes Inside the Head of my 2-Year-Old" and "46 Reasons My Three-Year-Old Might Be Freaking Out." He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing: Parenthood in 71 Lists 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one laugh. Not one chuckle. Can't remember if i paid for this or hopefully was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hillarious and refreshingly honest. I would highly recommend it to families in the thick of rearing small children. It's laugh out loud funny and gives you the sense that you are not alone in all your private parenting moments, funny, frustrating, or otherwise.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago