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161. You Can Childproof Your Home,
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162. The Night The Wheels Fell Off:
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163. Don't Put Lipstick on the Cat!
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161. You Can Childproof Your Home, But They'll Still Get In
by Dave Meurer
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Asin: 0800787277
Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
Publisher: Spire
Sales Rank: 896725
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162. The Night The Wheels Fell Off: Stories, Essays, and Other Goofy Stuff
by Mike Redmond
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Asin: 1578601967
Catlog: Book (2005-05-30)
Publisher: Emmis Books
Sales Rank: 204450
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Hoosier Mike Redmond returns with his long-awaited follow-up to . This time, the hilarious stories center on change--the changes you bring upon yourself, the need to embrace change, and a reminder to count your change before you leave the drive-through window.

If only there were a "Last-Half-of-the-Twentieth-Century-in-Rural-Indiana" version of Trivial Pursuit, Mike would wipe the floor with the competition. With fifty years' worth of useless information and memories gathering dust in his head, he can recite rules of grammar from the third grade that no one else seems to remember ("When two vowels go walking, the first does the talking"). He can recall rotary telephones, black-and-white televisions, and ashtrays on airplanes. He knows how to fix things that are no longer manufactured.

While they may not win him any plastic pie pieces, the stories in The Night the Wheels Fell Off will delight the readers who enjoyed Mike's stories of family, growing up, and other goofy stuff, and they're sure to win him a new legion of fans. ... Read more


163. Don't Put Lipstick on the Cat!
by Debbie Farmer
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Asin: 1886249075
Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Windriver Pub Inc
Sales Rank: 340021
Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
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Every parent has had one of those days--like when you invented the neatest idea for your son's sharing time only to realize the next morning that it was the silliest thing you'd ever done... or when you returned the library book to the video store and the video to the library... or when your husband built a playset using household appliances.Parents have days like these all the time, and when viewed in just the right light, with a smile on your face, they become someof the funniest days of your life!Syndicated writer Debbie Farmer has a good bead on the lives parents lead.With two energetic children of her own, she has plenty of stories to tell, and she always serves up the very best medicine--laughter! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Laughter starts at home...
This book would make a wonderful mother's day gift... along with a nice dinner, box of chocolates and roses! Debbie Farmer knows how to laugh at herself and poke fun at the topsy-turvy world of family life. If you are a parent, or have ever lived in and enjoyed a REAL, NORMAL family, then you'll enjoy this spirit lifting, light-hearted and sometimes laugh 'til you cry look at modern American family life. It will help you smile at your own family situations when you might rather moan. Debbie Farmer's style of insightful humor which takes a fresh look at our (at times nonsensical) culture from her mother-wife-teacher focal point is fun and much needed in this too-often bleak world. Buy this book... you'll be glad you did. Buy another as a gift for a good friend. They'll thank you. Enjoy your day and look for a Debbie Farmer weekly column in a newspaper near you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Finding Humor In Real Life Parenting!
I receive Debbie's Family Daze on a regular basis. After reading her first column- I was hooked! Debbie is outrageously funny; reason being, her stories hit home! Getting through my really "stressed-out-Mom" days is more tolerable after reading Debbie's take on life with kids! Thanks Debbie! Keep 'em coming!

5-0 out of 5 stars Debbie Farmer knows parenting
I receive Debbie's e-column on a regular basis and it never fails to get me breaking out in laughter. She gives us a picture to relate to in our own world of parenting with all the crazy things that happen. We can laugh about it and know we are not alone. She is a talented author who deserves to receive a 5 star award from Amazon! Great book Debbie. Once again you have captured the whacky world of parenting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful, real humor
I love Debbie's writing. I've read many of her columns and essays, and this book reveal's Debbie at her all time best. She takes the real frustrations and pains of parenting, and forces us to see it in humorous, loving light. You KNOW she is a mother and a wonderful one at that when you read this book.

Erma was wonderful. Debbie is just as awesome.

4-0 out of 5 stars life with kids
Funny, charming, caring, a delight to read. ... Read more


164. Mama Learns to Drive
by Donald Davis
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Asin: 0874836875
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: August House Publishers
Sales Rank: 250995
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165. How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Father's Survival Guide
by Alan Thicke
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Asin: 1588720608
Catlog: Book (2003-06-01)
Publisher: Jodere Group
Sales Rank: 110929
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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There are books written especially from the male perspective on how to parent, and how to participate in the birth – but none on how to be pregnant.Until now.How Men Have Babies is a combination of sage advice, expert opinion, and side-splitting truths on the up and downside of pregnancy for men.Alan Thicke, one of America’s favorite funny men and father of three, with a little help from father-friends including Ray Romano, Wayne Gretzky and Dave Barry, has written the ultimate how-to guide for dads-to-be. Alan provides the real information and comic relief necessary to assure that your sense of humor doesn’t fall victim to your pregnancy, as he expertly guides you through each step of the nine months.From Breasts to Birthing Class, How Men Have Babies is about pregnancy from a man’s perspective, intended to get him involved early and fully. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Most entertaining of the expectand dad books!
Funny and informative. Bought this for hubby but of course read it first. Thicke is in great comedic form, lots of interesting facts, and although he has lots of physiological/medical info it's not overwhelming...Also a very quick read- laughed aloud alot and then passed it on to my better half.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered!
After reading so many books that are filled with facts, statistics etc. It was REALLY fun to sit down with a lighthearted book that really made me laugh. I already knew the odds of a pregnant woman over 40 giving birth to a baby with Downs Syndrome, and why it's not OK to drink while you're pregnant. This is not the reason I went to a book by Alan Thicke. If you just need to be entertained and relate to the stories he tells, buy this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars I thought this book was funny and interesting
I really enjoyed this book. We as woman know what we are feeling those 9 months of pregancy, its nice to see it from a man's point of view. It was fun to compare Alan's experience to that of my husband's. I think it takes a lot of courage for a man to put his pregancy thoughts and fears down on paper for the world to read. This book just show's another talent of the multi-talented Alan Thicke.

5-0 out of 5 stars It was fun to see a man's point of view on pregnancy
I thought it was a good book, Alan showed the man's point of view which most of us woman can't see during the 9 months of pregancy. We know what we as woman are feeling but in this book we can see the man's side. I also enjoyed the quotes from other celebrities. This book show's another talent of the multi-talented Alan Thicke, he's a great author too.

5-0 out of 5 stars How Men Have Babies: The Pregnant Fathers' Survival Guide
I thought the book was hilarious. Alan really showed pregnancy from a man's point a view. During my pregancy I know my husband shared a lot of the thoughts that were in the book. This book shows just how multi-talented Alan is. Not only is he a actor, singer and producer but this book shows that he is a best selling author as well. ... Read more


166. Lemonade Laughter & Laid-Back Joy: Stories to Slow You Down and Set You Free
by Becky Freeman
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Asin: 0736906479
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Sales Rank: 170436
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167. The "Official" Mom Book: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Being a Mom
by Martha Bolton
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Asin: 1582293465
Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: Howard Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 873502
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168. Motherhoot: The Lighter Side of Motherhood
by Margaret Bigger
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Asin: 096406068X
Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
Publisher: A. Borough Books
Sales Rank: 960972
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True motherhood anecdotes from pregnancy throughgrandmotherhood. These 325 tales were told by mothers who cannow chuckle about incidents which may not have seemed theleast bit humorous at the time. Designed to help moms keep asense of humor no matter what, this book is a celebration ofthe uniqueness and resiliency of mothers everywhere. Also,Tips for Sanity for every stage of motherhood. Bonus: cartoonmugs with Tips for Sanity (expectant mother, mother,grandmother) available directly from the publisher. ... Read more


169. The Adventures of Mighty Mom
by Gwendolyn Mitchell Diaz
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Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Chariot Victor Pub
Sales Rank: 452112
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I would highly recommend this book to all mothers but especially those with children still at home. It will give you a lift but more than that it will inspire you to really appreciate and cherish the precious gift God has given us with our children. I have laughed, cried, agreed and said "that's my kids she's writting about!" and then at the end of each section I'm always reminded of God's goodness and His work in our lives even in the simple day to day adventures!

5-0 out of 5 stars Mighty Mom to the Rescue
What a fun, insightful, thought-provoking book! It inspires me to thoroughly ENJOY my children even in the midst of the most mundane or chaotic day. When I began laughing out loud as I read story after story my children became curious. "MOM, read one of the stories to us." So I did. Story after story. My children love the book too.

5-0 out of 5 stars The lives of Moms' are hysterically fun!
Gwendolyn Diaz has written a jem of a book! Each mom who is lucky enough to read it will find herself in hysterics at moments, and in moments of reflection as she thinks of her own kids. This is a very personal book, and one filled with a lot of thought provoking ideas. You feel as if you know each of the people mentioned very well by the end of the stories. The christian views are wonderful and add a really neat perk to the everyday humorous tales that fill its pages.What a neat life she has led,what neat children she has, and most of all, what a wonderful christian heart she has! Once you start reading this book you will have a hard time putting it down! ... Read more


170. Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing from America's Favorite Humorist
by Erma Bombeck
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Asin: 1567313655
Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
Publisher: MJF Books
Sales Rank: 448802
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Erma wasn't the best, she was the only.
I loved Erma Bombeck from the beginning. Her ability to make you laugh without being mean or crude, to see the humor in any situation, to be dignified and tolerant without being forceful about it. These make her a unique person.

This is a collection of some of her best columns. She knew the world could be mean, cruel, bitter, and unfair, yet she never was any of these things. She was a great writer and a great person.

I love the tribute section of this book, though the story from her husband made me cry. It was April 22, 1996 and the ride was over.

5-0 out of 5 stars Witty, Perceptive, Keeps Life In Perspective
After Erma Bombeck's death, editors Donna Martin and Alan McDermott created this collection of best Bombeck stories. It blends her life experiences and philosophies, and those of others close to her by weaving the former news articles and stories with her unique thread of humor and poignancy. The reader can enjoy watching the pitfalls and highlights of a growing family and the author growing both as a woman and an a writer. Pick it up on your next trip to the bookstore or library. You'll laugh, cry, and be totally delighted.

4-0 out of 5 stars Where IS that other sock???
I am not a Mother, I do enjoy a good humorist though, and Erma delivered. This is the first Erma book I've read, and I am saddened that she won't be around to write more! However I am happy to know that she left plenty of books to keep me busy!! I especially appreciated her commentary on the socks that go in the drier as a pair and don't come out as a pair! Good argument for never having to wear socks!! I also appreciated her ability to speak freely about the Catholic church, and what Catholicism has meant for her. She didn't "force" her religion on others, yet gently stood firm in her belief, and in no uncertain terms, documented her strong faith in the Catholic church and in God. I am sad to see her go. If God only knew how funny Erma was, he probably would have taken her long ago! Thanks for giving us one last chance to laugh! Read it for the laughs, and remember, life is temporary, no one gets out alive! Erma lived life to the fullest, in this book, Erma promises each one of us, that we can do the

5-0 out of 5 stars Heart rending/tears of laughter mixed with tears of sadness
I have loved Erma since the early years of motherhood. I was so saddened by her death. This book, however, has allowed me to remember how much I could identify with her writings. I could relate to the early years since the date of each of the entries was listed. I recommend this book to anyone who loved and enjoyed Erma. ... Read more


171. Caffeinated Ponderings: On Life, Laughter and Lattes
by Shana›McLean››› Moore
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Asin: 0595303773
Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: iUniverse
Sales Rank: 1057601
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Whether you have a slight addiction to caffeine, an irrational hatred of supermodels, or enough training in domestic peacekeeping to secure federal employment, Shana McLean Moore has the antidote to your pain. She knows you'll find it at the bottom of a hot cup of coffee, savored while taking a few minutes out of your selfless day to indulge in some of her caffeinated ponderings.

Shana's look at life, laughter and lattes is sure to leave you feeling tickled, validated and ready for a second cup...Once you're at the site, be sure to sign up for her Fresh Brew by becoming a subscriber to her popular online newsletter.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A humorous reality check that laughs with you!
My morning, mid morning, afternoon, late afternoon, and evening (did I miss any?) coffee breaks just aren't the same without a healthy topping of humor--and when a group of gal pals can't gather with me to share the often hilarious details of their lives, Caffeinated Ponderings is a refreshing companion that never ceases to make me laugh out loud as I struggle to keep the last sip contained in my mouth.

Shana is a modern day Erma Bombeck, with non-stop whimsical wit and hysterical humor wrapped into this delicious book. Everyone will relate to and relish her ponderings on life in today's society. Caffeinated Ponderings is a must read with your daily coffee --her words are the cream and sugar behind the best latte you've ever had."

5-0 out of 5 stars A Coffee Loving Mom of Many
Great book, really cute and funny. I found myself chuckeling out loud while reading. I totally realted to many of the tales talked about in this book. I felt like I was sitting at coffee with my lady friends listening to the stories being told and laughing. Thanks Shana, I'm so glad to know I am not the only one who is warped after too many Latte's (or Mocha's). She really knows how to touch on the real things in life and make you laugh.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Coffee Addicted Mom of Many
Great book! Really cute and funny. I found myself chuckeling and smiling as I could totally related to so many of the short tales talked about in this book. I felt like I was sitting at coffee with my lady friends listening to these stories being told. Thanks Shana, I'm glad I am not the only one who's mind warps after too many Lattes (or Mocha's). She truley knows how to touch on all those real things in life and make you laugh! ... Read more


172. It'S A Mom Thing
by Jan King
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Asin: 0740714074
Catlog: Book (2001-03-05)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Sales Rank: 873805
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Okay, ladies, listen up! It's a Mom Thing is required reading for any harried mother who can use some big laughs to get through her day. And internationally best-selling author Jan King is just the woman who can provide them.In days gone by, children went to Mom for all the answers. Now with the Internet boom, today's kids are turning to the likes of mamma.com for what they want to know. It's a Mom Thing offers the scoop on what women really need to know about being a mom in the electronic age. Each chapter focuses on a different type of mom, from the Sex-Ed Mom and the Yuppie Mom to the Jewish Mom and the Change-of-Life Mom.With much hilarity and refreshing frankness, It's a Mom Thing equips moms with the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, and the knowledge of Alex Trebek.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Gets Tiresome
This book has some amusing moments and maybe a couple of real laughs, but after a bit it gets monotonous.The writing doesn't really flow naturally and it becomes difficult to read.I prefer Vicki Iovine's books and sense of humor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still funny
I was Jan's undergraduate advisor at the University of Connecticut in the mid 1960s.Even then she had a keen, quick-witted sense of humor.It is nice to see that after 35 plus years, three marriages, two divorces, two sons, and two grandkids, Jan has not lost her "edge."She simply has that much more material with which to work!!This is definitely her best book yet.A good read, even for males. ... Read more


173. Eats, Poops & Leaves : The Essential Apologies, Rationalizations, and Downright Denials Every NewParent Needs to Know, and Other Fundamentals of Baby Etiquette
by ADAM WASSON
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Asin: 1400097533
Catlog: Book (2005-05-24)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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174. Something's Amiss in My Uterus
by Hilary Hodes
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Asin: 0972944605
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Chaos Press
Sales Rank: 1118025
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Even though I do not have children yet - I purchased this book for a friend. It was absolutely marvelous! I could not quit laughing and thinking at the same time how true it was after watching all of my friends go through the process!! I will definitely purchase additional copies to put with my shower gifts and go back and read it again when I decide to finally have children! I especially liked the work references!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully and honestly written
I loved the collection of poems in this book. It takes you from the beginning to the end with continuously hilarious poems relating to pregnancy and childbirth. I am pregnant with my first child and this book has helped me keep my sense of humor while experiencing all aspects of pregnancy. The illustrations were also unique and imaginative.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and Entertaining!
I laughed so hard I peed a little! This book is so VERY true, so VERY funny, and really helps make the experience of pregnancy easier on the mother-to-be. I've been pregnant for 8 months now (feels like 8 years) and I wish I'd had this four months ago! Thank you, Ms. Hodes, for such a wonderful gift for mothers everywhere!
(In case you don't catch my drift by now, I highly reccomend this book if you know someone who's pregnant or have been pregnant yourself. You'll love it!)

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for pregnant women
During the trying times of pregnancy this book will make you laugh the whole way through. It is hysterical. As a new mom I recommend this book to help you keep your sense of humor and put a smile on your face.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Pregnancy Gift
I got this for my wife because she was reading all those informational books on being pregnant and stressing herself out. This book looks at the funny side ---"Who wants to Be a Milkingaire", the "Incredible Shrinking Bladder," "Ode to My In-Laws" and more. ... Read more


175. The Stuporwoman Files : Observations of an Overworked, Overwhelmed, Overjoyed Working Mother
by Monica L Lewis
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Asin: 0595344151
Catlog: Book (2005-03-03)
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Sales Rank: 1155458
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Newspaper humor columnist, public speaker, and playwright Monica Lewis' laugh-out-loud observations on motherhood, relationships, balancing work and family, and the quirks of everyday life, hit home on every page.On knowing you're too old to have a baby: "You know you're too old when, to you, a period is just something that goes at the end of a sentence."On the irony of giving your kids a time-out: "Most parents would love the luxury of taking an hour to just sit in our rooms.Hell, I'd even sit in the corner if it meant a moment or two of peace and quiet."On helping your child with math homework:"I'm hopeless at math. For me, Cardinal Numbers are the amount of red birds on the tree outside my bedroom window."On Santa Claus:"If Santa was a man, everyone in the universe would wake up Christmas morning to find a rotating musical Chia Pet under the tree, still in the store bag."On Not Cleaning the Refrigerator: "If food were human, I'd be considered a slumlord." ... Read more


176. The Bluffer's Guide to Archaeology, Revised : The Bluffer's Guide Series (The Bluffer's Guide Series)
by Paul Bahn
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Asin: 1903096367
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Oval Books
Sales Rank: 879685
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All readers need to know on the subject of Archaeology to dig themselves out of any social hole and rebuff their colleagues with insight and erudition.
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177. Being a Dad: The Stuff No One Told Me
by Dale›L.››› Alderman
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Asin: 0595296173
Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
Sales Rank: 699845
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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Take a hilarious journey through fatherhood with Dale Alderman and his two young sons, Chase and Logan.

Based on actual events that occurred over seven years, Dale presents a collection of funny stories including:

  • Breast Pads and Nipple Cream
  • Honey, I Shrunk My Underpants
  • Stinkerhead
  • Stop It, Quit It, Stop It, Quit It
  • The Farmer Cuts the Cheese

Before he became a father, no one told Dale the stuff he really needed to know, like how to deal with a rampaging three-year-old at the circus, or how to corral two boys before they demolish a restaurant.

From a Little League baseball game to a grade school field trip, Dale takes normal daily activities and turns them into wild escapades.

Come on along and let Dale show you how much he loves Being A Dad.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A hilarious celebration of the true joy of fatherhood
Being a Dad: The Stuff No One Told Me is one of the funniest books I have read in a long, long time. This isn't some kind of guidebook for present and future dads, it's pretty much one man's retelling of a number of memorable and exceedingly humorous experiences he has shared with his two young sons over the course of their young lives. Much of what Dale Alderman says rings true with me, and I'm not even a father (heck, I'm scared of anyone under twelve years old), so I am convinced that many parents out there (mothers as well as fathers, but especially fathers) will be nodding their heads and mumbling things such as "Yep, I know what that's like" and "The same thing happened to me" as they laugh their way from one chapter to the next.

You may want to think about reading this book while no one else is around. Being a Dad will have you laughing out loud time and time again, and there are far too many people out there in the world who see a reader laughing and simply feel compelled to say something like "That book cannot possibly be that funny." Take it from me, folks - Being a Dad is that funny! (I almost never use exclamation marks, so you know I'm telling the truth here.) It's not easy to laugh and wince at the same time, but Dale Alderman even had me laughing through a chapter dealing with the V word (vasectomy) - anyone who can make the details of a vasectomy funny is a comical genius.

As Alderman points out in his introduction, he isn't offering advice here; he is just telling a number of funny stories based on his own experience as a father. His style of presentation is eloquent yet personal, incredibly witty yet sincere; he writes as if he were sitting there telling you these funny stories firsthand, and he is more than willing to talk about his own mistakes and embarrassing moments. You will learn all about the Hooter Fairy, find out which brand of nipple cream reigns supreme, hear all about the magic of growing older while your children run circles around you, and experience the real-life joys and headaches of vacationing with little children, attending children's parties, and trying to get through each day without a blow or kick in a sensitive area. Little League games, field trips, special father-son days: these are major events in the life of a father, and Alderman recounts his own experiences in vivid detail.

Through it all, Alderman's genuine love for his wife and children as well as the true joy he finds in even the most trying of days in the life of a husband and father are obvious. In a very real sense, this book wonderfully communicates the true joy of fatherhood, and what could be more important than that, really? The world needs more fathers like Dale Alderman.

5-0 out of 5 stars ATTENTION: A Bright New Comedian Has Arrived!
Dale Alderman has the gift for comedy - in excelsis! In BEING A DAD: The Stuff No One Told Me he offers real life experiences about the uncommonly hilarious (in retrospect, mind you) instances that color the life of young families. He relates his own moments of madness with his two sons (three years apart) and his wife in a way that is usually found in the territory of stand-up comedians on Comedy Central. Embarrassing situations - such as standing in line to buy nipple cream and breast pads, changing his first diaper, the 'real inside story' on vasectomy, potty training, the body changes that occur after babies enter the family space - changes for both mother AND father - and on and on in an endless protracted heartfelt chuckle to guffaw. Not only is Alderman funny; he knows how to write. This book is for everyone - not just commiserating Dads. Much like David Sedaris, Alderman is a naturally gifted writer of comedy. Let's hope he pursues more books about more topics because few authors relate the absurdity of everyday incidents better than Dale Alderman! A wonderful little book, this.

5-0 out of 5 stars A humorous look at fatherhood - well done
A hilarious, light-hearted look at fatherhood, "Being a Dad" is sure to bring a smile to the face of any father. In 36 short essays Dale Alderman points out the funny side of fatherhood from playing, to potty training, to disciple, money, vacations, and every other fun and funny adventure of raising children. With a great writing style that gets to the point quickly and brings a smile to the face, "Being a Dad: The Stuff No One Told Me" is very well done and highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars A highly recommended, grade-A smile-inducing giftbook
Also available in a hardcover edition, Being A Dad: The Stuff No One Told Me by Dale Alderman is an amusing trip through the trials and tribulations of fatherhood. Drawn heavily from life experiences of author Dale Alderman raising his two young sons, the enjoyable and recognizably familiar anecdotes include "Stop It, Quit It, Stop It...", "Daddy, Are You Awake?", "SuperChildren of the Corn", "Don't Hit Your Brother With A Stick", and much more. Laughable anecdotes aplenty and wry insights into the ups and downs of being a parent in the modern day and age make Being A Dad a highly recommended, grade-A smile-inducing giftbook.

4-0 out of 5 stars Funny and personal book for dads
The author of "Being a Dad" struck a chord by doing two very simple things: he made a funny book and he made it in a way that it's very easy to relate to. From the very first page the stories will make you laugh so hard, you will see yourself forced to explain your wife what is wrong with you! By the same token, each of the chapters is no more than 4 pages (the approximate attention span you will be able to devote to any reading the first few years after having a baby), and the topics covered in them are not farfetched, but very close to home, making it very easy for new dads to relate to them.

All in all, this is not a book on "advice" for new dads, but rather some great and fun reading that will provide you with some very much needed relief during some of those first few sleep-deprived nights the first years of your kids. Most definitely check it out, laugh out loud too and relax when you learn that you are not alone. ;)

Disclaimer: I was provided with a reviewing copy of the book by the publisher. ... Read more


178. MOTHER MURPHY'S LAW
by Bruce Lansky
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Asin: 0671622749
Catlog: Book (1986-05-02)
Publisher: Meadowbrook
Sales Rank: 1113058
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A Brief Interview With Mother Murphy, Himself

Q. How did you come up with the idea for Mother Murphy's Law?

Mother Murphy: I spend a lot of time with my children, and it seems that something is always going wrong. I used to think I was a klutzy daddy...then it dawned on me:1. When I was a kid, everything my parents did was wrong.

2. Now that I'm a parent, everything I do is wrong.

Q. What does Mother Murphy's Law explain?

Mother Murphy: The book is pretty much a catalog of things that can go wrong as you have and raise kids. For example:

  • If most of the baby shower gifts you receive are blue, your baby will be a girl.

  • Your baby's diaper is wet moments after you've changed her into a clean one...and leakproof diapers aren't.

  • your toddler knocks on your bedroom door the moment you're about to have sex...or barges in unannounced at the peak of passion.

  • Any food that's good for your child is "yukky"...and any food that's loaded with sugar, salt and fat is "yummy."

  • Anything you say or do when you're with your teenager in public will embarrass him. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
    Wonderfully funny and absolutely true! A must have for any parent or parent to be! ... Read more


  • 179. If You Want Breakfast In Bed Sleep In The Kitchen
    by Dave Meurer
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    Asin: 0781441544
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
    Publisher: Life Journey
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    180. What Kids Say About Life, Love, and God: More Than 500 Witty and Wise Insights Through the Eyes of a Child
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    Asin: 1586601415
    Catlog: Book (2001-03-01)
    Publisher: Promise Press
    Sales Rank: 956863
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Among today's top TV shows is Bill Cosby's "Kids Say the Darndest Things," reminiscent of Art Linkletter's book of the same title. Even beyond the funny, insightful, sometimes embarrassingly honest comments kids make, are the things they say about specific subjects like God, family, parents, the Bible, Jesus, heaven, and Prayer.

    Culled from youthful entries sent by parents and grandparents, schoolteachers and Sunday school teachers, and by children themselves, comes this rich harvest of wisdom, insight, and humor from today's children. Gathered from nearly every state in the U.S. and many countries abroad, this original material will sometimes amaze you, perhaps make you chuckle, but always remind you of the joyous simplicity of childhood. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars What every parent and grandparentwould love to read
    This book is thoroughly enjoyable.Make sure you have a couple of hours because you won't want to put it down.The kids quotes are VERY funny.This is a great gift book! ... Read more


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