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About the Author

Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen have a combined 60 years in the publishing industry, mostly as travel writers and authors with nearly a million books sold. They coauthored many Chicken Soup for the Soul books and were also paid consultants and editors for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. They are also the authors of the award-winning Best of California’s Missions, Mansions and Museums and the Wine Wherever series of winery-destination books. They live in Orangevale, California. Laurel McHargue has taught middle and high school English and currently is an adjunct English instructor at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She lives in Leadville, Colorado.

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Product Details

  • Series: Not Your Mother's Book
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Publishing Syndicate LLC (July 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938778022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938778025
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,181,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Barbara Carpenter on November 30, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Cliches are used so often because they are true. In this case, there really is a "laugh on every page" of the NYMB...On Being a Stupid Kid. From the kid who unintentionally set off a cherry bomb in his dad's car, to the painful consequences for the kid who was trapped in her own web of lies,there are hilarious scenarios of every form.

If every story has a moral, I wasn't aware of it! I was laughing too hard to let one register. It is so refreshing to read stories written by real people, by both new and professional writers, who are not afraid to share some of their less-than-brilliant moments. It's good to know that I am not the only who had more than a few of those moments.

This book in the new Not Your Mother's Book series gets a thumbs-up and five stars from me!
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Not Your Mother's Book...On Being a Stupid Kid is the second in the NYMB anthology, following in the footsteps of ...On Being a Woman. This anthology is already being highly talked about on social media network sites as it adds some happiness, humour and fun loving to the life of it's readers.

Can you remember the things you did as a kid? The adventures, the friendships and the plain outright stupidity that has you wondering what you were thinking. Not Your Mother's Book...On Being a Stupid Kid takes you down memory lane with stories that we can all relate to. With the contributors of this book being based in America I was surprised at how kids worldwide are all the same. Pranks may differ slightly due to the climate and resources available but one thing is for sure.....all kids do things that are really stupid!

I must admit I didn't laugh as hard when reading On Being a Stupid Kid as I did with On Being a Woman, it was just down right hilarious. On Being a Stupid Kid has it funnies and it's more serious, boy! can I relate to that, stories. I found this book a trip down memory lane that took me back to places I had forgotten and memories that made me smile. This is the wonderful thing I am finding with this NYMB anthology. Each book and each story has something different to offer its reader based on their age and experiences. Consisting of real life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature readership, allowing its contributors to tell their story how it was. Providing this scope allows for a book of short stories that holds interest and brings the world to life.
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One of the things that I appreciate about life is humor. I am not particular whether I read it, watch it or listen to it, I love to laugh and make people laugh. This book was a very enjoyable read. The story of "Night of Crimes" by Bobby Barbara Smith took me back to a time when I lived on the farm, gathered eggs, fed livestock and.....had an outhouse. Although I never overturned an outhouse, I am surprised that Scott, Robert and myself didn't think about it.

This book is filled with stories that make you smile, get you to laugh, and take you to a time that was more relaxed. In today's over communicated world filled with fake celebrities who are only famous for being famous, this book is a transport back to a better time....with a smile on your face.
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I am fortunate to have one of my short stories included in this book,so one might think I'm a bit biased, but oh my goodness, I can't tell you how much fun I've had reading the other talented writers stories. I'm just about half way through, and find myself going back to it, time & time again. If you love funny, tell it like it is, kind of stories, Not Your Mother's Books are exactly what you're looking for. Be sure and check out Not Your Mother's Book on Dogs also.
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Warning! This book will only appeal to people who had a childhood. So, let me do the math, that would be... eveyone! I doubt there is a single person out there who will not directly relate to at least one and more likely many of the hilarious, true childhood situations exposed in this wonderful collection. Readers will most likely be amazed these adults dared to let the world know about their past antics. The only possible downside to reading this book is you might be inspired to share some of your own secret childhood antics with family and friends!
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Dahlynn and Ken McKowen and Laurel McHargue, creators of Not Your Mother's Book - On Being a Stupid Kid, shot the arrow and hit the bulls eye. Their brain child anthology is clearly one of the best books in a series I have ever read and so funny you will pee your pants laughing. You can travel with those children "authors" whose penchant for stupid antics leaves them in icy water, a Back Yard Armageddon of fire crackers and blowing up toy soldiers, Truth or Consequences in a tampon gone AWOL in a water skiing venture, Rollercoaster Bra that hinges somewhere not intended to a Night of Crime in tipping over an outhouse. It doesn't stop there, school fights in First Grade Olive Branch (written by me and very proud to be included in this anthology), Doughnut Snitch ... you name it, it is in this book. Each and every one of these stories will touch your heart and make you reflect on your own precious memories. It isn't a mamby-pamby hide your head in shame book or cover it up under the sheet and use a flashlight in secret but one that is real, down-to-earth with true life happenings. You know, those stories you never told your parents! It's universal, these stupid kids and what's even better ... I WAS ONE OF THEM! Buy this book, you won't be disappointed. Great Christmas or birthday gifts.
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