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Believing It All: What My Children Taught Me About Trout Fishing, Jelly Toast, and Life

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The acclaimed book in which a natural-born storyteller relays the vital lessons and inspiration he has drawn from life's most perfect teachers: children.
Published May 23rd 2001 by Little, Brown and Company (first published May 1st 2001)
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Written by a stay at home father about the lessons learned from his 2 preschool boys, I found this to be a sweet and loving book The author's statement that child abuse arises out of self-hatred, something I had not considered before although, once pointed out seems quite clear. The fact that the author feels his children have taught him to be a better person by seeing him as the important and best person in their lives,is very touching. The fact that Mr. Parent plans to use this lesson as a way ...more
This is one of those reads that begs me to mix metaphors: the cat's meow, apple of my eye, bees' knees (and do bees really have knees? or do wasps?)... A find from my little library down the street. Even my snooty English grad school pal had to admit the writing is superior.

A must for anyone out there with kids.

(P.S. I prefer the original subtitle of what must be the first hard cover edition. It's "What my children taught me about trout fishing, jelly toast, and life".)
Anna- Lesa
It was good, but a little corny too. I'm not gonna lie, I cried a few times, but overall exactly what you would expect.
I also thought the author focused on his oldest child way more than the little guy!
A quiet little series of reflections from a stay at home dad living with his two little sons on a rural area, trying to make sense of life and find wisdom in their childhood. Quick read.
Nov 09, 2008 Erika rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents--especially of boys
Recommended to Erika by: My nieghbor - a parent of two boys!
As a parent of two young boys, I really enjoyed this. Marc Parent is a beautiful writer and nails many of the emotions that come along with parenthood on the head!
Shawna Prather
Great book for anybody with kids..kinda makes you think about the stuff that is really important like mud puddles and comes from a realistic perspective
Susan  Thompson
Loved, loved this book! Poignant and beautifully written, this is the story of a stay-at-home / writer dad and his two young boys.
I love this book. I've given it away to friends who are parents. It's warm and thoughtful and hilarious.
I loved reading this book. The way the author described things about life really resonated with me.
One of the few books I have read twice. Listen to audio version for added enjoyment.
Really liked this reflection on parenthood by an insightful father.
Lisa Burtt
Great little book about a stay-at-home dad - very cute!
The joys of fatherhood as told by a stay-at-home dad.
Good thought fodder.
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