The All-Important, Well-Fed, Giant White Man
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It’s a different kind of memoir. Hilarious. Troublesome. Risky. Introspective. Revealing. And so wonderfully… human.
Brought to you by the author of the widely-acclaimed Single Dad Laughing blog, The All-Important, Well-Fed, Giant White Man will make you laugh as often as it makes you squirm (in all the right ways) as Dan shares his sidesplitting life stories, moments of incredible stupidity, colossal mistakes, and the awesome (albeit sometimes strange) lessons learned through it all.
This engaging collection of narratives shines a light on some of the most difficult and most liberating dynamics of the human experience. Dan recounts awkward childhood love, getting his bare butt glued to a log in the woods, setting his family’s house afire, ungloriously handling his first set of knockers, being ratted-out by his child, moments of douchey self-importance, and many other fantastic stories which will keep you flipping pages with wild abandon.
Odd religious mandates, betrayal, childhood bullying, a struggle to feel loveable, morbid obesity, self-harm, family and societal pressure, relationship struggles, compulsive dishonesty, dealing with infidelity… All of it led, and often in such comical ways, toward getting healthy and eventually accepting and loving himself as the overly ridiculous, always-faulted, usually-laughing, human he is.
Lessons to be learned. Wonderfully honest. Genuinely great.
I was given a free copy of this book to write an honest review. I start with this because I want to get it out of the way and say that I intend to buy a hardcopy. It is that good. This book is genuinely great. Dan shares intimate stories that make you laugh, cry, and even at times dislike him. The truly amazing part is the lessons at the end of each chapter that he has learned. There is so much that can be taken from those. I felt myself learning from his life experiences. The book is very well written and I recommend it to both men and women. It's a very easy read as well. I found myself saying just one more chapter and then I'll go to bed which actually lead to several more chapters and reading till 2am. Buy this book. You will enjoy it.
Life Lessons Amazing Book!!!
OK, I seriously loved this book. I work 6 days a week, 8 hours a day and am an avid reader. I'm not ashamed to admit that while at work these past few days I took would stay in the bathroom even after I had finished using in just to finish reading a chapter because I did not want to put it down. Shhh don't tell my boss. :) It had me laughing, it had me cringing in sympathy at times. It was an honest and open account of moments in Dan's life as he remembers them. There is nothing he doesn't touch on at least to an extent. At one point the talks about how his son has explosive diarrhea and anyone as a parent can sympathize with him on this one. I myself have been in this situation a time or two. This book is a good read and makes you look back on your own experience and how they helped shape who you are and then makes you look at are you living your own life or are you living the life others want you to live. There are memories and experience in this book from all stages in his life from ones he was told about that he doesn't remember from when he was really little up to ones from right before this book was completed. This book really made me sit back and look at my own life and I am really glad that I read it!!!!!!!
This book it totally not what I was expecting but it is so much more because of it. I would recommend this book to everyone because it has valuable lessons we can all learn from. I was given a copy of this book before it was announced in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
I had no idea what to expect when I began reading this book. The more I got into it, the harder it was to put down. I could relate(for the most part) to his crazy life and situations. I started to see myself in his thoughts. I understood what he was feeling... What he was thinking. I'd been there. I am there. He showed me that there is a lesson to every situation. Everything happens for a reason. Good or bad. He inspired me. This book gave me hope. I highly recommend it!
I was given a copy of this book before it was released in exchange for a unbiased and honest review.