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Forever Outnumbered: Tales of Our Family Life from Instagram's Father of Daughters

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  178 ratings  ·  27 reviews

'This is the story of my journey into parenthood, from being a 24 year old man-child with no idea of what being a dad involved, to where I find myself today: the single male representative in a household of five women, or in other words, outnumbered. Our house is now known as "the place where silence came to die". It's also where you'll find carpets that are made up of 50%

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published May 3rd 2018 by Coronet
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Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I've followed Simon on Instagram I knew his humour would make me laugh out loud. And as I find his British accent utterly adorable, I chose to listen Audiobook format, which he narrated himself. I had not listened and audiobook for a few years and I can now say it was a right choice and I should listen to books more. This book did make me laugh out loud as expected, I could identify myself with many of the stories and it was just long enough to cover variety of family-life topics without b ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it! Hilarious and scary at the same time😬 I've enjoyed it very much!
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-buy

This has, by all definitions, reached all of my expectations - and believe me, they were high. A huge fan of Simon's Instagram and his witty beyong belief captions, this was by far my most expected book for this year: if his sense of humour and great talent with words were any indications, this was bound for sucess from the start.

As I hoped for, this made me smile and laugh from the first minutes to the last. I may not have children myself, but I garantee you that this is still hilarious and
Natalie Smith
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew I’d find this book funny as I really love Simon’s captions on Instagram. After reading it though it’s definitely made me realise that I’m 100% not ready to have kids and I don’t think I’ll have more than two 😂😅 it’s put me off a bit as it’s clearly written for someone who probably already has kids and knows about all the good stuff that outweighs the awful sounding bits. I do really like the honesty though - you can’t pretend it’s all great as that’s no good to anyone.

I did have a few pro
Emma Morris
Sep 21, 2018 rated it liked it
An enjoyable book with a few genuinely laugh out loud bits, but I think it would be more suitable for someone about to start a family as the smirk and agreeing that yes your child / spouse does that too gets a bit repetitive after a while. I think it’s probably one dads or future dads might get more out of, as a Mum I’d like to read Clemmie’s version!
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
i have no idea why i bought or read the whole of this because i am not a dad but i do love following this family on instagram and the book was good, it was funny and i’m sure i would have given it 4 stars if i was a dad or at least a parent
Stacey Spruels
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book, and Simon covers all topics of his family life. But I would have loved to have know more how he got into being an Instagram sensation. Still really good book and funny. Love the way Simon describes everything. The description of Peppa Pig was spot on x
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Everything put on the page that can’t be said or seen from the constraints of social media limits! Was disappointed by the lack of promotion of where FOD can be found online within the book (no author bio) and Ottilie’s name was spelt wrong in the acknowledgements :( 4/5
Mark Foulger
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Good book albeit a little directionless and meandering. A nice insight into the life of modern father, interesting only because I’m just embarking on my own journey. Not a book I will re-read or recommend but enjoyable for a short time nonetheless.
Cheri Champagne
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charming, funny, and relatable. I follow FoD on Instagram, so I'm familiar with his sense of humour and I already knew some of what was in the book, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable read nonetheless.
Milly Smith
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
4.5 stars
Krista Centric
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light, airy and comical read about family life with 4 girls. I enjoy how he makes just perfect analogies of the trials of parenthood.
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fictie
amazing book. funny from beginning till end just like his Instagram! gives a great view of being a parent and all that could go wrong ;-)
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Had a few good laughs, no, actually quite a lot more than a few. Many times thought "yeah that's just my life". Must read? Probably not at all. Entertaining? Sure!
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a funny truthful insight into the life of a family man with 4 daughters - had to keep reading parts out because I was laughing out loud so much people wanted to know why!
Lukas Vermeer
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: unborder-stories
So painfully familiar it is both funny and sad at the same time. I lolled a lot. Tears streaming down my face. Not sure others will understand unless they also have a plethora of daughters.
Vickie Richens
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book in the same humour as his Instagram
Charlotte Jones
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. So funny
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book for an expectant parent!

This book is funny yet enlightening, it’s nice to see that their are Dads out there that want to be involved and are proud to be hands on Dads!
Sarah Shrimpton
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg he is outnumbered !!!

Great book , very funny , a good read for anyone : Made me smile for the rest of the day .😜
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
You will read this with a permanent smile plastered on your face as a result of Simon’s unique way of describing the daily grind of parenting.
Lisa Ramsay-Scullion
Only one for his Instagram fans, in my opinion. I didn't glean anything more than I would from Simon's feed but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Zoe Whitelock
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very witty. As a new parent, it really made me chuckle. If you like his Instagram stories/feed, this is definitely for you 👍
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Иногда слишком много шуточных сравнений и попыток рассмешить читателя на квадратный сантиметр. Но вообще приятно побольше узнать о семье, за которой каждый день следишь в инстаграме
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May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Simon‘s Instagram, he is funny and like an artist with words and captions. So I was very curious about the book and he did not disappoint! I laughed a lot, it’s a very entertaining book! 😃👌⭐ ...more
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