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Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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"A witty memoir."―Parade
"I loved this book. It's no surprise the Geists have such broad appeal. I want them to be my dad and brother."―Jim Gaffigan, author of New York Times bestseller Dad Is Fat
"Bill and Willie are the wittiest duo I know. Their stories are hilarious. Reading this book made me feel like I grew up a Geist!"―Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live and author of New York Times bestseller Most Talkative --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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But, like life, it's not all laughs and fun. The book does get serious and quite poignant when Bill (the father) reveals he has Parkinson's. His tales about Vietnam were quite sobering as well, but effectively balanced out the lighter stories from Willie. Even if you haven't seen either of the Geists on TV, this is a great book to buy for your Dad for Father's Day. One small warning: there are a few mild off-color jokes, so be aware.
This book follows in the footsteps of one of my other favorite father-son books, Sh*t My Dad Says. If you haven't read this, it's a riot. A short, quick read, it will have you laughing within minutes.
Just in time for Father's Day, they have written a book that I dare say most of us can relate to: Good Talk Dad: The Birds and The Bees...And Other Conversations We Forgot To Have, which pokes fun at the fact that Bill never gave Willie 'the sex talk'. Come to think of it, they never had deep conversations about other important things either. Sound familiar?
Early on, Willie describes embarrassingly being baptized as a 19 year-old in a church service, along with several babies sleeping peacefully in their mother's arms. He asks:
"Couldn't they have done this in a private ceremony before the service, as they do with the technical awards at the Oscars? In a ceremony earlier today, nineteen-year-old Willie Geist was given the sacrament of baptism."
If that made you giggle, you'll love this book as much as I did. Bill and Willie alternate telling stories from their lives, some of which differed depending on whom was telling it.
Bill and his wife Jody decided to send Willie to summer camp. But not to the camp that all Willie's friends were going to; Willie went to Camp Carson, "where convicted nonviolent offenders were sent to serve out their sentences", unbeknownst to Bill and Jody. That wasn't in the brochure. The campers had to decide whether they were safer backing the Latin Kings or the Spanish Gangster Disciples, who, at night, slashed each other car tires as a "prank".Read more ›
Overall I wouldn't really recommend this until you are very progressive or take everything they say as a joke. If some of what they've written is taken seriously, it's a sad commentary on modern parenting. While I love both of these guys on the air, it's disappointing to read of their lack of moral stances when it comes to the family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book can be read by sons, daughters, or fathers. It is wrtten by CBS correspondent and CBS Sudday Morning Show contributor BIll Geist as well as his son, Willie Geist, the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by nicole w brown
Lots of laughs and nice to hear about a wonderful father/son relationship.Published 2 months ago by Terry
This was a birthday gift requested by my son. He reports enjoying the audio version, especially as read by the two authors. Thank you so much for the prompt delivery.Published 6 months ago by Ardythe Grosskopf
A beautiful father/son story that will have you laughing and crying in the same paragraph! A wonderful love story! Thank you, Bill and Willie!Published 7 months ago by Susan M Parent
I loved this story and the honesty of this father and son. It is warm,funny, and touching. More parents and kids should share their stories and memories like this. Beautiful.Published 12 months ago by Sharon D. Cummings
This book is just as I expected, a group of memories from Willie and Bill Geist of their lives. The same memories told from parent perspective and then child perspective. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TeresaNC
Humorous in places, gave a great background to the lives and personalities of the two main characters. Good summertime casual reading.Published 12 months ago by Christ 1.