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Hilarious Parenting Stories With Crude Drawings - Just As Good (If Not Better) Than The Blog
on March 26, 2013
"Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures" is an absolute blast of a read. For those of you new to Amber Dusick, she's a mom who writes and illustrates the wildly popular Crappy Pictures website, where she shares candid, pull-no-punches, funny stories about parenthood, complete with crude drawings. She's taken about 30% of the classic old material from her site and combined it with 70% new material for this book. And let me tell you: It's a hoot.
I devoured this book in one sitting. As a parent myself, the stories made me laugh-out-loud and remember those times when it seemed that poo, pee, and feeding were the three most important things in the world. As parents it seemed our entire lives revolved around them. I believe Dusick's stories will resonate with parents everywhere, with subjects like trying to juggle feeding an infant while eating your own dinner, sleepless nights with nursing children and snoring husbands, and trying to regain some intimacy with the kids nearby.
The drawings are crude, even by South Park standards, but enhance the stories since it's obvious that the person who experienced the story is actually drawing it. Interestingly, the drawings and stories can each stand on their own, but create such a better hilarious portrait when combined. If you'd like to get a preview of what her style is, I strongly suggest that you check out her blog online. You just might get hooked and keep coming back for more.
Let's Pretend This Never Happened, written by the Bloggess Jenny Lawson, is another book worth looking at. This best-seller is also based on a wildly popular blog and is a fun, fast read. Fans of Crappy Pictures will probably enjoy this one too.