Now and again, I get sent a book on parenting that actually makes me laugh out loud. It’s not that common because, let’s face it, it’s all been done at this point and then some. But…recently, two books have come out (very different from each other) that I must recommend.
First off is Pacify Me written by my friend Chris Mancini who also has a blog called Daddy Needs Some Alone Time
It’s an edgy, hi-larious, relatable book that would make a great gift for a dad to be. Also, I wrote the foreword because I’m a really good person. And smart. Shit, this wasn’t supposed to be about me. Back to Chris. He’s seriously funny and this is sort of like Sippy Cups but for guys so you can see why I would personally love it. Chris and I have a very similar sense of humor. We also had the same editor (we love him). Chris and I are planning to do some promotional stuff together if I can get off my lazy ass to help work on it. Books don’t promote themselves you know?
Okay, another great and hilarious book is The Perfect Baby Handbook: A Guide For Excessively Motivated Parents
Wow, that’s a big image – so big you can almost see my quote on the front of the book. Like I said, I get sent a lot of books and I get sort of jaded but when this one came in the mail I found myself laughing out loud. It’s very dry, ironic, snarky without being mean, silly and actually sort of helpful. It kind of reminds me of the Preppy Handbook but for parents. The guy who wrote it, Dale Hrabi, is very cool and was trying to hook me up with a gig helping to write those top hundred lists in the back of Radar Magazine when it suddenly went out of business. So now, Dale is unemployed. I feel like you should buy his book just out of sheer pity if nothing else.
Now, if you can’t buy the books, you are still in luck because you read this blog. I will give a copy of each book to three lucky winners of my contest. Please leave your most guilty pleasure in the comments today and at this time tomorrow I will stop the contest and have Dale and Chris pick their top three comments. I will tell you who wins tomorrow.