Saturday, November 21, 2015

Parenting Is Easy: You're Probably Just Doing It Wrong

Parenting Is Easy: You're Probably Just Doing It Wrong
author: Sarah Given
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2015
rating: 3
read at: 2015/11/21
date added: 2015/11/21
'Parenting is Easy: You're Probably Just Doing It Wrong' by Sarah Given, is a satirical poke at the world of stock photos that show up in places like parenting magazines and ads.

Imagine a colorless (or muted pastel) world of white couches and happy children. Where children are obediently quiet and houses are clean and meals are balanced and healthy. This is the world that we see in magazines and we wonder what is wrong with us. Sarah Given decided to poke fun of it by captioning these photos on her Tumblr blog. This book is a collection of those posts.

The book is segmented into chapters based on pregnancy through the school years. The photos themselves are really surreal. The captions were amusing. I liked the ones in the last section of the book the best. That chapter is called Living the Good Life. Some of the captions seem a bit repetitive, but it is hilarious to see children and families cavorting in these pristine environments and eating on white couches.

If you know someone who is expecting or has young children, this might make a good gift book. Let them know that the realities of having and raising children is a wonderful experience, but they shouldn't expect it to look at all like these photos.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Workman Publishing Company and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

via Wayne's bookshelf: read

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