A fictional father writes letters to his college-aged daughter and son remembering events, large and small, from their family's past in the poignant and hilarious Lying to Children. This collection of sometimes outrageous, sometimes sad, often heartwarming interconnected vignettes features a delightful confessional celebration of family life told in stories from a dad's unique perspective. Centered around the untruths parents regularly tell their kids in an effort to protect (or silence) them--from "Daddy Loves his Job" to "There's a Jolly Fat Man who Brings You Presents (Assembly Required)"--Lying to Children is an unforgettable familial history filled with laughter, tears, and life lessons, and brimming over with a somewhat-less-than-perfect suburban dad's unwavering love.
"A work of connected, humorous fictional anecdotes, some affectionately sentimental, others laugh-out-loud funny, reporting on the pleasures and perils of raising children." - Foreword Clarion Reviews
"This book has a lesson for all: having children doesn’t always make one a responsible adult." - Kirkus Reviews