The only known cure for parents driven to distraction by all their parenting duties is to read this wonderfully funny new book by Judy Gruen, a mother of four who knows there are no atheists driving over potholes when short passengers are dangling body parts out the rear window.
Carpool Tunnel Syndrome takes a clever look at life with kids: the culinary creativity needed to satisfy "discriminating" palates; the politics of carpool; and the author's attempt to provide her kids with low-maintenance pet fish, only to discover the small aquatic creatures have the average life span of a souffle.
Carpool Tunnel Syndrome may not absolve parents from 3:15 carpool duty, but it will make the drive a lot more fun. Take our advice: read two chapters and call us in the morning.
|Publisher:||Champion Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
What People are Saying About This
If I had to lead the singing through all the campfire circles of child-rearing hell, I'd want Judy Gruen as my head counselor. (Michael Rosen, editor, Mirth of a Nation)
While my cartoons are a quick take on typical family life, Judy Gruen picks up where I left off. I thank the good Lord she's not drawing a newspaper comic. Get into this carpool. You'll enjoy the ride. (Bil Keane, creator, The Family Circus)
Carpool Tunnel Syndrome will make you laugh with recognition. Judy Gruen has the same wacky touch as Erma Bombeck.(Chris Erskine, columnist, Los Angeles Times)