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Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House? Paperback – December 14, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft (December 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160530641X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605306414
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.7 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom O'Connor, PhD., LMFT, has devoted his therapy practice to helping families grow and change as the world changes ever so swiftly around them. He first gained prominence in the '80s with his pioneering work on electric pencil sharpeners in the home. "Mommy" is his eighty-seventh book.

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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Boomzilla VINE VOICE on January 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
My kids loved this book so much that they insisted that I buy them others in the same series including "Rover the dog says "SYN/ACK!", "How to be the Best at Firewall Configuration (The Boy's Book)", "Big, Bad Bill And The Blue Screen of Death" and their all time favorite "Everybody Poops".
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Reed on March 14, 2008
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I understand that this is only advertising material for the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that is Microsoft, but still I find it refreshing when a company doesn't take themselves too seriously, and are able to produce tongue-in-cheek advertisements like this. It is an advertisement for Microsoft Home Server, but written as a children's book explaining to the child why Mommy and Daddy would want a server in the home. I bought it for my niece just for the laugh!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lang on March 6, 2008
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This book is unquestionably one of the more brilliant peices of marketing to come out of Microsoft. Put it on your coffee table as a sure fire conversation starter when the company is over, or maybe try to use it to convince your spouse why you really need a home server! Really well done.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Cervera on December 21, 2012
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Watch for other titles from the "Living with a Nerd" collection, such as:

"Why Do We Have All These Funny Shaped Dice?"

"Why Does Daddy Dress Like a Klingon?"

and

"Why Can't We Take Our Toys Out of the Package?"
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Michael Erisman on April 11, 2008
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First it should be noted that this is a very creative marketing strategy about a Microsoft product. That is important to understand because it is not a children's book with a heavy emphasis on product placement.

So, with that clearly understood, let's review the book. I found it to be very funny, and my kids loved it. I work for Microsoft and while I am not in an IT role the book helped me explain to my very young kids some of what Daddy does at work.

The writing is clever and clearly articulates what the product does. If you are in IT and watch your kids eyes glaze over when you explain what you do, then buy them a copy and have fun!

As a children's book it will not win any awards for literary excellence or social commentary, but as a fun and educational book for your kids that can be had for the price of a nice cup of copy, it is perfect!

This is a well done and very funny story about Servers. Who would have thought a sentence like that would ever exist?
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Adam Gaha on December 24, 2008
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Nice ad, Microsoft.
But I see you are up to your same old pricing schemes.
$5.95 for the book? Really!
I can get the Freeware version of the Linux book, "Mommy makes Daddy become a UNIX after she finds him Googling with the neighbor."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yifan Lu on July 28, 2008
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This book reads just like any other children book. Fun to read, worth the money for the laughs. This is going to be a book that I'll open years later and still have fun reading it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nathan C. Harris on September 4, 2008
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I just finished this masterpiece, I read it cover to cover in a single sitting. I simply could not put it down. Time seems to have warped around me. All I can say is *WOW*!

From the moment you open it's pumpkin hued glossiness, it grabs you and simple won't let go. And I could completely relate with those poor souls trapped in cubicle hell! It allowed me to see that those shameful bad words that literally jump from my lips, well, they just aren't mine. It is such a liberating experience to know that it was the servers at work that caused the behavior.

I cannot wait to show my son the love I have from him with my new Home Server. It practically brings me to tears every time I check the UPS tracking website.

Stop what you are doing right this minute. Go and order the book, and then order the Home server. Pay it forward for our children, and we will make this world a better place, one Home Server at a time.

I am sofa king we Todd did.
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