Things I Learned about My Dad in Therapy: Humorous and Heartfelt Essays

Things I Learned about My Dad in Therapy: Humorous and Heartfelt Essays

by Heather B. Armstrong

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ISBN-13: 9780758216601
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Heather B. Armstrong is the award winning publisher of dooce®. She gained notoriety in 2002 as one of the first people to be fired because of a blog, and in 2005 dooce.com was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 50 Coolest Websites. Armstrong has been on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and ABC's World News Tonight as a featured commenter on both blogging and postpartum depression, as well as profiled in the New York Times Sunday Style section and the Washington Post Weekend Magazine. She was published in Real Simple's Family edition in August, 2007. Armstrong lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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Things I Learned about My Dad in Therapy: Humorous and Heartfelt Essays 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There were some good essays, some wonderful essays, and some that read like a high school English assignment. Overall, a very uneven concoction. I don't recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was okay, but I think my expectations were too high. There was one essay that I felt measured up, as per quality of writing (not by Heather Armstrong) but overall, this book disappointed me.
bookstorylori on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Eh. That's about all I can say about it. This book is a collection of essays by different writers/bloggers. A few were very good; thoughtful, touching, or downright hilarious. Most were flat, boring, or non-sensical.If you live the rest of your life without reading this book, you can die happy. You haven't missed anything.
KinnicChick on LibraryThing 22 days ago
I didn't know what to expect when I bought this book. I hadn't previewed it and only knew it was "Heather's Book" and really? That's all I needed to know. I've read enough of her work via her website to figure that I would enjoy it if it was all written by her. It turns out only one of the essays was hers, because this is a collection of essays (which it states in the subtitle, and I had not read it. I simply ordered it based on very sketchy high level information.) written by several different people. But the essays are all written by humorists with a writing style that in some way is similar to Heather's. Honest. Heartfelt. And I've read several of them before through their blogs and in several cases, I subscribe to them because I enjoy their writing style, too. I enjoyed the book. It treats the subject of fathers with humor, honesty and love. And how else should we look at our dads?I give the book four stars and recommend it to others.
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Ballpoint59 More than 1 year ago
Highly uneven. Mostly boring and poorly written essays by the Armstrong's personal friends. My high school literary journal had better stories and better editing too, I might add. The only thing I regret is that in the rush to put this book on the remainder bin small gems by some of the talented authors will be overlooked, such as Laid Off Dad. But hopefully the good writers will write their own books one day.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this book contains a bunch of essays, I loved it. It's one of those books you can't put down. GO READ IT NOW. A-