In DAD IS FAT, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children—everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills (“they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”), to the eating habits of four year olds (“there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor”). DAD IS FATis sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.
The Bible is filled with passages on how to be the most effective parents and raise amazing kids, you just have to know where to look. A collection of scriptural references related to parenting have been gathered and clearly organized in this book. Scripture offers plenty to discover about parenting; after all, it's hard to find better role models than God, the perfect Father, and Jesus, the perfect Son.
Drew Magary,journalist for GQ and Deadspin, brings his unique voice to a memoir. In SOMEONE COULD GET HURT, he reflects on his own parenting experiences to explore the anxiety, rationalizations, compromises, and overpowering love that come with raising children in contemporary America.
Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from December 20th to January 10th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of IN THE BLOOD by Lisa Unger, THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd, and RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah.
Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.