Friday, November 6, 2015

A Book Review and GIVEAWAY: This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things by Clint Edwards


There are a lot of awesome things about blogging but one of my favorite things is the people I have gotten to know along the way. Clint Edwards of No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog happens to be one of those people. I started to get to know Clint through our blogs about a year ago. We have both had guest posts up on one another’s blogs. (See his here) We have shared our funny stuff on Facebook and supported each other on Twitter. It’s what we refer to in the blogging industry as being a supportive blogger.

When Clint contacted me to tell me his first book was being released I was so excited for him. He then asked if I would be willing to give it a read and an honest review. In fact he said, “Seriously even if you hate it. I want you to be honest.” Of course I said yes.  When I downloaded my copy of This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, I immediately thought, huh we can’t have nice things either. Then I opened the book and started to read.
I found myself laughing and shaking my head in agreement so much throughout this book that my neck hurt by the end. As far as I’m concerned neck pain was a small price to pay for all the laughter. Clint takes us into his home. There were times I felt like I was sitting at the kitchen table with him and his wife Mel. It’s a raw and honest look at marriage with a side of kids. Clint took over for his wife and becomes a stay at home dad early on in the book and boy did I love it. All I kept thinking was SEE it’s not as easy as men think it is. His daughter is in a stage of only wanting to be a dog and I laughed and laughed thinking how much toddlers can really kick your ass.

I have always said that Parenthood is not for the weak. There are times that I wonder if I’m strong enough to survive it. This book proves that we are all in the same boat. Even the chapter titles (Stop Eating Your Boogers and Be a Gentleman) had me nodding my head thinking, yup this is going to ring true for me as well I can feel it already. Perhaps my favorite chapter though was Unwanted Parenting Advice and How I’d Like To Respond. Obviously.

4. Even with kids keeping a house clean isn’t that hard. The secret is to deep clean it once and just maintain it.
When you say maintain it, you mean put the kids outside with a water dish and bowl of food until they’re 18, right?

See you just nodded in agreement like me. I promise you the whole entire book is like that. My official review of This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things is five stars and a neck brace. If you are a parent you need this book. If you know a parent you need this book. If you are about to become a parent you definitely need this book. You can head on over to Amazon to get your copy today or you can be the lucky winner of the one I am giving away. One lucky reader will receive a copy of Clint Edwards: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. Simply comment with why you can’t have nice things and a winner will be picked at random. 

11 comments:

  1. I can't have nice things because.....
    .....I have kids!

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  2. Because my child (10) has no concept of *hey your crap can't be all over the house or mom's gonna go postal and throw it all away!*

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    1. They never get it until we completely lose our damn minds!

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  3. My four year old thinks that everything in the house can be made into a personal jungle gym.

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    1. I have a four year old as well. It sounds like they would be fast friends.

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  4. Because the hallway lines up perfectly with the hardwood in the living room and no amount of shouting can stop the human bowling that goes on down this "alley"

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