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This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing

Parenthood in 71 Lists

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


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?

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 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.


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Customer Reviews

So true!!

This book made me laugh out loud! It's such an exact account of what raising small kids is like, and I love the way he cherishes every moment of it!

A must read

Incredibly funny! The humorous way he looks at raising children is a riot! I could read this over and over again. Only complaint is the book had to end!

This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Parenting
  • Published: May 13, 2014
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Seller: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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