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- Print Length: 186 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1976934125
- Publisher: Amazon (February 1, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 1, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079428DNQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,827 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Life Begins When The Kids Leave Home And The Dog Dies Kindle Edition
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The top 10 lists and the wonderful stories about her family while she was growing up were among my favorites—the stories about her father in particular.
However, I have one question. Why is she allowed in the attic to watch television while her poor deprived children have to make do with books? Another question: Ms. Taub, how were you able to bring Joseph Kony in to your very, very funny narrative? I doff my hat to your genius.
I was impressed that she wrote for the Wall Street Journal (pre- Rupert Murdoch).
I’d recommend this book to anyone without hesitation.
Eau d’baby puke indeed!
The book includes material from newspaper articles, blog posts and life experiences, well put together and written with the author’s uniquely humorous take on situations and the events life has thrown at her. With intriguing headings such as Penis Envy Or The Revenge of Sixth-Grade Science Teacher…Won’t You Be My (CREEPY) Neighbor?…The Day I Killed MOM – A (MOSTLY) True Story, to name but a few, these anecdotes beg to be read and I’ve enjoyed doing so immensely.
Here’s the start of an extract to give you more of a flavour, which will be better than anything I could write in a review....
‘As proof of the continuing deterioration to be expected from advanced cases of parenthood, we decided it was time we acquired a puppy. Of course, before we got her we did careful research to determine the most intelligent and trainable breed for a family dog. Those who know how this technique has paid off for us in the past will not be surprised to learn that we became the proud owners of Natasha, a Border Collie who looked like Spuds McKenzie and boasted approximately two brain cells.
We reasoned that dog ownership would encourage the kids to spend time outdoors, become more responsible, and enjoy devoted companionship. Of course, the kids and the dog never got that memo. Instead I now got to spend healthful, responsible stretches of time in the great outdoors hanging around fences in my bathrobe and begging the dog to “go here”......'
In LBWKLH&TDDs, you can do the Super Mother quiz. And read about Barb's adventures with the possibly rabies-riddled dead bat. If you dare. BT deserves widespread reknown ~ I suggest you buy this, pronto, so you can see what I mean!
I'll leave you with some quotes:
When Barb is trying to feed her kids with wholefoods but her husband gives their small one her first ice cream cone: 'Through the chocolate, I could see her thinking, "This stuff was out there and I've been eating YAMS?"'
'While I bought (my children) developmental, non-gender-specific playthings, my daughters held fashion shows for the stuffed toys and dolls, and their brother built the blocks and legos into weapons of mass-doll-destruction.'
'Barb's guide to films: if the characters kiss a lot, have sex, and then kill each other, it's American. If they smoke a lot, have sex, and then kill themselves, it's foreign.'
'Sadly, the day came when we had to choose between the cat and our son, who turned out to be allergic to her. This was a difficult choice because while our son had never coughed up a hairball, he was not a very good mouser.'
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