A Week of Reviews – A Book

Yes, a book.

Not as action packed as my last few posts,

but after that whirlwind of a weekend,

do you think I would have enough energy

(or money) to be reviewing any more restaurants, concerts or shows?

As Kevin would say in Home Alone…”I don’t think so!”

I recently read Father-mucker by Greg Olear.

  It was not a book I would have normally chosen myself

 but we were reading it for my book club

so I was willing to give it a go. 

I was glad I did.

The book was quite entertaining and hilarious at times!

Basically, it is a story written about one day

in the life of a stay at home screenwriter dad

while his wife is away on business.

He manages to be sensitive

yet lighthearted and sarcastic at the same time.

The dad describes his observations

while taking you through his thought process

and revealing his insecurities.

He is stuck taking his children to play dates

and befriending the stay at home moms

in his suburban upstate New York neighborhood.

Just like all of us parents,

he really is trying his best.

He can appreciate the really good moments

yet has to deal with the day to day frustrations

we all encounter.

I would recommend this book to any parent

who either wants a good laugh about marriage and parenthood

or needs to know that they are not alone

in their struggles of taking care of children.


I missed the discussion about this book

at my book club

but I spoke with a few people who liked it too.

This book also meets my “requirements”

for a good beach read

according to my list of Beach Reading Tips!

Have you read any funny books lately?

Linking to:
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  1. I love to read, so I'll be looking for this book. I just got done reading a fantastic book called "A Discovery of Witches". It's a romance between a witch and a vampire!

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