Well written with a lot of deep insight into his own flaws, late realizations of how his wife gets through their marriage, and how a husband should treat a wife to have a happy marriage. Man, I wish more men had his attitude toward marriage as a partnership, and toward children as the most beloved and hair-raising of blessings! I would recommend this book to anyone of any age, especially young husbands. It will make oldsters laugh with recognition, and newlyweds think hard!
I plan to buy a copy for my newly-wed grandson-in-law! If you are too young for Erma Bombeck, you are just right for this book! Apr 22, Michelle Linton rated it liked it. Some of his anecdotes are crazy relatable and quite humorous. Some of the chapters, particularly the lists of advice, are so obvious they fall flat.
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I think I found this book to be a little too brutally honest. This guy was a class A jerk for the better half of a decade.
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Or maybe it only felt like that because he jumped back and forth between the years so much. Many of his stories were funny except the chapter on poop - too much truth there to laugh at. She put up with a lot. This book was aptly named because he sure needed to apologize a lot! Apr 05, Kemi rated it really liked it Shelves: I liked this book a lot. It was funny and honest, and I appreciated the copious use of the word "dickhead" or variation , because it almost always made me giggle.
I could relate to both Clint and Mel, having been in many of their same situations. Hello, grocery store meltdown. I had previously read some of Clint's posts on Scary Mommy, and I like how he fleshed them out for the book. Overall, this is a fun, light read that is as real as it is silly. The jury might still be out on whether or no I liked this book a lot. The jury might still be out on whether or not he actually made up for his mistakes, however Aug 05, Colleen rated it really liked it.
This is a sweet set of anecdotes that made me snicker. Very digestible. Very unsurprising that he is a Mormon given the focus on kids, the wholesome nature of the comedy, and his nice-guy earnestness in assuring his reader that he is kind of a terrible person. Certain chapters about the early days of figuring out how to manage the load of parenting as partners rang p This is a sweet set of anecdotes that made me snicker.
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Certain chapters about the early days of figuring out how to manage the load of parenting as partners rang perhaps particularly true ; Feb 28, Katie rated it liked it. Assigning any book of essays a rating generally proves difficult for me due to the varying nature of the pieces, but far too many of these were far too self-congratulatory for my tastes and not nearly as humorous as I expected any of them to be.
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However, there were moments of unexpected sweetness that managed to make up for that at least a little bit Jul 09, Jackie rated it liked it. Yes, he writes well. And I get that a lot of what he says is written tongue-in-cheek, with the full consent of his wife. So, maybe it was just my mood, or even just me, but the book didn't sit as well with me as I somehow expected.
I admit I did laugh out loud a few times, and shared some sections with my husband. Am I sorry I read it? Not at all. I might though, prefer his blog to the book, maybe it was just too much all at once. May 30, beno hwang rated it it was amazing Shelves: fatherhood. Feb 27, Beks rated it it was amazing. I haven't read a collection of essays before. I picked this one up for my library's Reader's Choice Awards and I loved it! I'm single, I don't have kids So this shouldn't have resonated with me.
But I love reading about the realities of family life.
Edwards was wonderfully realistic but rather than expounding on the problems of family framed it as a wonderful, messy, human thing. Fun to read, hard to put down. Some laugh out loud funny moments. Most of what he goes over are true of relationships and parenting in general. Rushing our way through parenting young children and then wanting time back is something I have heard from any parent I have discussed parenting with. I have never heard a mother or father who feels that they did what they wanted to while parenting, didn't miss a thing and don't want that time back.
Jul 25, Allyson rated it it was amazing. The stories the author tells are super relatable and I think all adults will get a kick out of at least half of it. Jan 11, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , humor.
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Not brilliant, but pretty good. I might even get it as a wedding gift for each of my kids as they get married. There's a lot of good insight for men, as well as smart things for women to say when their men aren't quite right. There are some things in here I wish I'd had. I definitely fell into the "my job" "his job" faulty way of thinking, instead of "our family," "our home," "our kids. Feb 06, Tiffany rated it liked it. I rated this book a 3, it wasn't my favorite but I also didn't hate it.
I feel like the author's writing style was meant more for a blog which is where the book came from. The content was interesting and funny at times, but also repetitive at times. Jul 15, Mary rated it it was amazing. So much truth in this. As humorous at it is heartfelt.
I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions.
And I hurt people. I have to write them an apology. You know what does? The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. I will understand if you will never speak to me again, but I hope you will give me another chance to fix this.
It takes guts to say sorry. Only a strong and well-balanced individual with the clarity of mind can do so effortlessly. Taking responsibility for your actions requires and develops your self-control. You become your own person. You are beautiful.
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Please forgive me. Are any of you happier now? Enjoying life after spending time alone? Or did you managed to really stay single for almost a year? Did you really allow your time to heal and date yourself or have you dated anyone?