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No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-Up Dad Hardcover – May 11, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439173214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439173213
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Longtime comedian Mohr, formerly of Saturday Night Live and currently executive producer/host of NBC's Last Comic Standing, knows how to be funny, but was as clueless as anyone else when it came to parenthood: "one of the shitty parts" of parenthood is that "there aren't any do-overs. You learn on the fly and do the best you can." Even so, Mohr makes it abundantly clear that, despite some mistakes, he has enjoyed every minute of being a parent to his son, Jackson, and he mines it here for comedy gold. Mohr's dead-on insights and sharp observations ring true regarding serious issues like spanking and step-parenting, as well as lighter subjects like his son's first haircut. Mohr also finds pointed humor in unhappy topics, like his attempt to have another child with his second wife; he's more than candid about his lousy swimmers. Mohr's stand-up sensibility is occasionally trumped by his love for his son, but even then he stays honest and engaging: "As he grows, my heart sinks. The less he needs me, the more I need him."
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"Insightful and witty. . . . Mohr’s take on parenting is ultimately as charming as it is irreverent."
--The Westbury Times

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A MUST READ for any parent who is looking for a good laugh!
bootsie68
Some of the stories in the book were cute, but it got to the point where I felt I could skip large chunks of the book and not miss anything.
AmandaHeartsToRead
I am a Jay Mohr fan, so I knew what I was getting into when I bought this book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kewlbreezes on June 22, 2010
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I was really surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. Mohr makes parenting funnier than it really is. Or maybe just reading about other parents' misadventures is funnier. Whatever the case, it's a well-written, highly entertaining book. I am charmed by how completely taken and devoted he is to his son. He's probably too obsessive at times, but hey, we all screw up as parents at times and since that's his worst quality as a parent, it's really not a liability at all! His takes on kids is a riot and very candid at times. For anyone who has been a parent or is around kids alot, this is a great read. It's no classic, but for just entertaining reading, it's perfect.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By EJ on June 5, 2010
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I ordered this book because I was looking for some humor, and it delivered that and more.

The main focus of the book is Mohr's relationship with his son Jackson. His stories of interacting with his little guy are priceless. I know who Jay Mohr is mostly from Jerry Maguire and his calls to the Jim Rome show, and frankly I did not expect to find in this book such a loving and absolutely devoted husband and father in addition to being a heck of a funny guy. Even if you are not familiar with Jay Mohr, if you are a parent, I think you will enjoy this book. Some of the stories were a little less entertaining than others, which kept me from giving it five stars. But overall, it is warm and funny and silly and touching.

My personal favorite chapter was the one on accompanying his wife to the gynecologist. I had tears running down my face from laughing so hard. If you are not one for blunt humor and select four-letter-words, you might want to pass this one up. Otherwise, this is a definite recommend if you are looking for a feel-good story of love and laughs.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Eastwood on May 29, 2010
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Jay Mohr is not only one of the funniest comedians on the planet, he has also proven to be a terrific writer as well. His first book "Gasping for Airtime" is a funny and informative backstage look at the insane world of Saturday Night Live. "No Wonder My Parents Drank" is one of the warmest and funniest books on parenting ever. He manages to offer a touching take on the subject without ever becoming sappy. Jay's amazing brand of humor and his obvious joy of being a father shines through from the first page to the last.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geralyn Robak on June 24, 2010
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Jay is so funny....I've been laughing out loud and sharing with others what's so funny. I love new parents esp. father's take on parenthood. Keep writing JAY, I'll but your books.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Duford on June 4, 2010
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Got this book after Jay mentioned it on Rome. I picked up the book and read it in a local bookstore. Within 10 minutes I had to put it down because I was literally laughing so hard I was causing a scene. Jay's outlook on parenting is refreshingly honest and truthfully hysterical. Thanks, Jay for sharing.
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By Jmmjmg on January 21, 2014
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Honest funny look back at his life and funny wry observations about people he met along the way in Hollywood
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By R. Wolfe on January 16, 2014
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i dont have time anymore to wander around books a thousand trying to find a novel i can read, even so i found this online at amazon

please all read this novella..it will cheer you if you are a parent.if not it will make you want to to run far and from away.

thanks Jay M for novel thats insightful as it is true.
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By Jessica L. Bellows on December 7, 2013
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One of the best books I have read in a long time very very funny Love Jay Mohr and miss the show Gary Unmarried
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