--2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Winner (Gold Winner - Humor)
--2013 Midwest Independent Publishers Association Award Winner (Finalist - Humor)
--2013 Parenting Marketing Association Awards (Gold Medal - Humor Columnists)
Seriously, this guy's funny.
Edgy, rude, self-deprecating and most importantly hilarious, this collection of blog posts and columns from award-winning humorist Christopher Bull Garlington serves as uproarious evidence that fatherhood is hard, often messy, and always life-altering work. Where other parenting memoirs focus only on the diaper years, "Death by Children" proves that a father's job only gets more complicated as children move into adolescence and prepare to leave the nest. Parents and dads in particular will have no trouble recognizing their own daily struggles in the humorous and engaging anecdotes gathered in this book, including favorites F-Bomb Report, Pauseaholics, Driving Miss Crazy, and Raised by Google.
From the back of the book: Thanks for turning over the book. Just . . . just do me a favor, OK? Look around. Quiet bookstore. Couple of patrons browsing. No one's looking, right? Cool. Please get me out of here! My kids are trying to kill me! They are locked in their room devising new convoluted and nefarious ways to drive me crazy and get me locked up in an insane asylum! Call the authorities! Take this book to the nearest cashier and ask them to contact my publisher who will hopefully send a chopper and a crack team of armed mercenaries to rescue me from my children and airlift me to the nearest cigar store, where I belong.
P.S. This book makes a great gift for newlyweds, new parents, parents of teens, old parents, grandparents, and practicing clinical psychologists.