Parentally Incorrect

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 02 Jan 2018

Member Reviews

This book is OK. But not my type and certainly not what I expected. 
It's funny book if you are broad minded.

Note: I received a free e-copy of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Special thanks to the author and publisher for giving me a chance to read it.
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Um, what the hell did I just read? My expectations: Hilarious short notes on hilarious things kids do (things like colouring the walls, saying some weird things, maybe some awkward farts). What I got: Poo, pee, poo, pee, penis, vagina, disturbing stories of kids touching their parts and licking it (yes, really), sex, and more poop. There were a few stories that had me in stitches, but generally I was either grossed out or very much disturbed at what the kids did.

It must be a culture thing as well, as I have read enough Dutch/UK-English parenting books, and none of them focussed so much on poop, pee, or sex. Sure, there were some stories in those books, but WAY less. And also WAY less cursing.

I am sorry to say that this book severely puts me off ever getting kids, and that I really needs some bleach because dang, that was just disturbing and disgusting to read. Bah. I feel very terrible for reading these things.

And yes, I get that this Fucked up things kids do, but this was way beyond that. I even discussed it with other people, told them examples, and they agreed that it wasn't fucked up anymore, it was way more than that. And yes, they also wanted some mind-bleach.

Also it would have been nice if they just had typed over the notes or at least provided a transcription of the text, as I just couldn't for life of me, read quite a few of the notes. :|

So yeah, wouldn't recommend. :| Unless you want to be sick/feel disturbed for quite a bit of the day (which no, I wouldn't recommend).
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I have enjoyed this humourous book on parenting and kids
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This is a fun book full of postcard stories of parents crazy stories of their kids. They are fun, smart, and real. Plus the authors put in a few drinking games, and things that make for #saddays. A good read when you need a laugh.
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I thought there would be more content in this book outside of the events parents wrote in about. It was funny but overall lacked substance.
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A few sections of text written by the Pump and Dump show are peppered throughout what is essentially a collection of notecards they took from audience members at their live shows. Because they are handwritten and scanned, some are difficult to read. I thought more effort could have gone into the layout (and probably add more content as a result). 

That said, I found many of the notecards to be phrased in such a way I laughed out loud and had to read them to my husband, who also LOL'd. While a lot of the topics in general have been covered by other books, I did appreciate the turn of phrase in some of these.

Technical note: At least one of the "cards" was completely blank in my copy; hoping that will be fixed before publication.
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Some of the stories were pretty funny. But most of them were “every mom has seen this” kind of stories. 
The stories were scanned, handwritten notes, which meant some of them were very difficult to read.
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This is a funny gift book about the crazy things kids and parents have done. The cursing wasn’t needed.
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