Would Somebody Please Send Me to my Room: A Hilarious Look at Family Life

Would Somebody Please Send Me to my Room: A Hilarious Look at Family Life

by Bob Schwartz, B. K. Taylor
     
 

Bob Schwartz reminds us of the necessity, no matter how harried or confusing things are, to appreciate the humor in the day-to-day nature of family life. Bob gives parents a reason to laugh as he navigates the unexpected twists and turns of parenthood every mom and dad has experienced - such as that feeling of panic when you hear the toilet being flushed and… See more details below

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Bob Schwartz reminds us of the necessity, no matter how harried or confusing things are, to appreciate the humor in the day-to-day nature of family life. Bob gives parents a reason to laugh as he navigates the unexpected twists and turns of parenthood every mom and dad has experienced - such as that feeling of panic when you hear the toilet being flushed and immediately followed by your child's less than reassuring yell of "Uh-oh!" Or the admonition to your five-year-old of, "No, you can't have the leftover cotton candy for breakfast, even if you do pour milk over it."

Perhaps parents also need the reassurance that Bob offers. In looking back on his initial years of parenthood, Bob writes, "There was one word that sprang to mind - Naive. That's French for 'Buddy, you don't even have a clue.'" If you, like Bob, are entirely clueless at the beginning of parenthood, there's hope for the future.

For while imparting crucial information to his children like "the shower curtain goes inside the bathtub; don't put marbles into the garbage disposal, and it's not a great idea to see how many peas you can stick up your nose," Bob did learn things like how to navigate the challenging world of school carpool pickup without infuriating the power hungry fifth grade Safety Patrol. And you, like Bob, might also make some headway with the linguistic parental challenge of cracking the grunt communication code of teenagers.

Bob Schwartz tackles these problems and more. He tells us that the purpose of his essays is to have us embrace the humor of parenthood and the fun of family life. "Let laughter be the fuel for this thrilling, and yes indeed, sometimes pandemonium-producing journey."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944435571
Publisher:
Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Muffy Mead-Ferro
"Would Somebody Please Send Me to My Room is so well-written and so very funny, which are reasons enough to read it. But here's another: it's a great reminder that children aren't meant to be perfect - that not even parents are meant to be perfect. All we can do is our best, and just thank goodness for the whole unpredictable, confounding, and wonderful experience, which Bob so humorously and delightfully depicts, of having kids."
author of best-selling Confessions of a Slacker Mom
Jodie Lynn
"Bob is incredibly funny and I couldn't put his book down! This wonderfully orchestrated and hilarious masterpiece will leave you rolling on the floor with laughter while nodding in total agreement!"
Internationally syndicated columnist of Parent to Parent and Mommy CEO, revised edition and Mom CEO (Chief Everywhere Officer)
T. Rampron
..Oftentimes while reading this book, I'd wonder about what it must be like to live inside Bob's head, with his incredibly zany way of looking at things! Then I'd think, better stress management for Bob to live in MY head. Reality: Right now the best thing going is reading Bob's work and laughing through it all--page by page, paragraph by paragraph. I absolutely love this book.

Bob, sorry, we can't send you to your room ! You're too good
June 18, 2005

Michele Borba
"Bob Schwartz has written a glorious account about the day-to-day lessons of parenting. The book is wonderfully humorous, yet wise. It's all about what really matters: enjoying the most magnificent role of our lives: parenting! I highly recommend it."
author of Don't Give Me That Attitude! No More Misbehavin', and Nobody Likes Me. . . Everybody Hates Me
David Brenner
"Bob Schwartz has written an insightful and hilarious book, but it has a limited appeal. The only readers who will enjoy it are people who have children, who don't have children or who were once children. I have three sons, so I really loved it, and it has helped me make the decision to sell my children on eBay."
Comedian (nightly at Las Vegas Hilton), Author and Father
Julie Olan
I've enjoyed reading Bob's humorous column and was excited to learn that his latest book would be a funny look at family life. I've now just finished reading this hysterical masterpiece which had me laughing out loud from the first chapter until the end. Bob deftly presents the ups and downs of parenthood with his wonderfully funny essays and I highly recommend this book to all parents!! It's simply an amusing, fun and entertaining read.
Elizabeth Pantley
"Bob has an uncanny knack of writing about the everyday twists and turns of parenthood and letting us know that we're not alone. He shines humor on our day-to-day foibles, allowing us to laugh at ourselves and find more joy in our journey."
author of numerous parenting books including The No-Cry Sleep Solution, Gentle Baby Care, and Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging and Pleading. . . .

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