Reservoir Dad

Reservoir Dad 2

by Clint Greagen

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/2014

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If David Sedaris had got married and had kids, he would have been Reservoir Dad. Fall-on-the-floor funny, sharp, witty and just a little bit sexy ...'

Best Australian Blog 2013 judge Kerri Sackville sums up the feelings of the legions of fans of Reservoir Dad, aka Clint Greagen, a stay-at-home dad who tells it like it is and makes us laugh out loud - and sometimes cry, but in a good way.

A wickedly funny and irreverent chronicler of real life in today's parenting trenches, whether he's making us choke with laughter or 'scrisper' (a scream, tempered by a whisper, vital to surviving wrangling four little boys in planes, trains, automobiles and supermarkets), it's easy to see why his star is rising.

Women love him and men admire him for keeping it real and doing his best to man up, even (and perhaps especially) when he fails, sometimes spectacularly.

In Reservoir Dad, he finally shares the whole enchilada. The result is a laugh out loud , refreshingly down to earth and moving modern-day love story that reminds us of what really matters amongst all the chaos and craziness a
ISBN:
9780857982537
9780857982537
Category:
Autobiography: general
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-07-2014
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
235x156x28mm
Weight:
0.49kg

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  • Funny, moving

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    In 2008, Clint Greagen resigned from his job as a youth worker to care for his first born child. Nine years later Clint is a stay at home dad of four young boys, Archie, Lewis, Tyson and Maki, and the author of Reservoir Dad, about his adventures in full-time parenting, first chronicled on his popular blog of the same name.

    Written with humour, honesty and love, Reservoir Dad shares the exhausting challenges and unadulterated joys of raising four sons, from the seemingly endless sleepless nights, and a bathroom floor covered in wee, to the smell of a newborn head and wrestling matches in the lounge room. What I admire most is Greagen's obvious dedication to his sons, and his relationship with his wife, the ever-patient Reservoir Mum (aka Tania), with whom he still shares a weekly date night, on a mattress in front of the TV.

    As a stay at home mother, also to four children (three of whom were born in three years), I could certainly relate to Greagen's experiences of parenting. I found myself giggling in recognition of the moments of crazy and wincing in well remembered sympathy at toddler tantrums and the lego induced injuries, which happens less often now that my youngest son is 8.

    Divided into six parts with short chapters variously named with titles like 'Hang Like A Man'; 'Syncing Hormonally'; 'The Grand Old Duke of...Puke?' and 'A Jim Carrey-Inspired Sex Education' Reservoir Dad is a quick, easy read.

    Funny, moving and insightful, Reservoir Dad would be the perfect gift for new parents, both as a warning of what is to come, and an assurance they are not alone.

  • Couldn't have been better

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    I can't believe how many times I actually LOL'd for real. This book was funny and real and perfectly captured some of my worst moments. Clearly, I'm not alone. A great read.