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Boys Will Be Joys

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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Parenting is not for wimps. When it comes down to it, sometimes parents just have to wing it, says Dave Meurer, father of two rambunctious boys. In this delightful read, Meurer waxes humorously on the miraculous feat of raising boys and staying sane at the same time.

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Parenting is not for wimps.

In fact, it's a miracle that anyone can r
Kindle Edition, Reprint, 186 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Revell
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May 19, 2012 Ryan rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
Seeing as this is a book from a Christian publisher, I probably should've expected this to happen. But with it being free to download, and myself being a still relatively new father of an extremely active 2-year old, I figured what the hell, maybe I'd enjoy it.

Instead, after just 30 pages, this book just ticked me off, and it earned the distinction of being just the second book that I've given up on.

First, the writing style is reminiscent of Dave Barry, which in and of itself is not a problem, a
This is not actually a parenting book, more a humorous memoir of one's parenting of two boys. It is published by the Christian publisher, Zondervan and although each chapter ends with scripture and there is mention of God, Jesus, etc., it is not overly Christian. I found myself chuckling to much of the book; had I not been in public while reading much of the book, I would have laughed aloud. It is a short easy read that I picked up for free several years ago. I hope Dave Meurer writes more books ...more
Jul 02, 2012 Stacia rated it it was amazing
This book was very funny, from about the second page, I was laughing out loud! There is some christianity within, but no pressure. It was the perfect amount of Bible-based references for me. It's the second book of his books about raising boys, so it touches more on the older ages of children, but still a really good read! It was also an easy read, too. I'm now reading the first of the two books he wrote.
Apr 20, 2012 Jody rated it liked it
This author is hilarious, particularly in the beginning of the book. This was a lighthearted and quick read, with a few great insights into parenting. Don't expect profound parenting advice - this is more anecdotes than anything. I simply enjoyed laughing along with the author at the parenting humor.
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Aug 18, 2012 Renee Weed rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
While a lot of the book is humorous and left me thinking I could relate, I do not feel that I took much away from it. His points lack depth and the scripture is very minimal. Easy, quick read for a laugh but don't expect and new parenting insights.
Margaret Nahmias
Nov 18, 2014 Margaret Nahmias rated it it was amazing
This more like memoir than a parenting advice book which to me is part of its appeal. You can enjoy even if you are not a parent. While it may not give new advice it does talk about common parenting experiences with great humor.
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Aug 19, 2012 Amy Katherine Brown rated it really liked it
A very fun read, full of humor, story telling and wisdom. As the mother of a boy, I appreciated the humor of this dad's book.
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“Becoming a dad means you get transformed from the healthy, vibrant, intelligent, youthful person pictured in your wedding photo into a twitching, bewildered, sleep-deprived, Play-Dough-smeared creature who looks like the guy in the photo on the post office wall, only less chipper.” 0 likes
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