(Guest Post) Blogger Chris Reed

I am always excited whenever I can have a guest post done by a blogger here on Cindy’s Love of Books.

I was first introduced online to Chris who blogs over at http://canadiandad.com/ on a facebook forum I am on. I love this forum because its all Canadian bloggers and I think of good majority of them blog about other things instead of books.

I have been reading Chris’s blog and by far my favorite is the kids. His son Lucas sings is so adorable. You really need to go and check out Chris’s blog, although you should read his guest post first.

Thanks so much Christ for doing this for me. I truly appreciate it.

I figured since this is the book that really inspired me to start writing about my family, it would be a great one to review for Cindy’s Love of Books!

A little bit about the author; Michael Lewis is the author of Moneyball and The Blind Side . When he became a father, Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn’t feel, and to do things that he couldn’t see the point of doing. At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up.

After reading Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood , two things came to mind. The first was that a lot of the things he talks about are word for word how I felt in a lot of situations. The second was that I couldn’t believe he was saying it all out loud. The things he talks about in this book; are the kind of things you think but never, ever, say out loud, or you can bet you’ll be spending some time in the proverbial dog house. I have to imagine Lewis himself spent a good portion of time trying to make this one up to his wife. That is, until the checks started pouring in.

This book is a hilarious look through the eyes of a very honest father and it had me laughing from cover to cover. Lewis provides hilarious accounts of solo play dates, moving his family to a new country and even a funny and very real chapter dedicated to his vasectomy…

I think my favorite part of the book is when he describes his first trip without his wife, to his child’s doctor appointment. He proudly describes how well he feels he did with the doctor. That is, until his wife arrives and grills him on all the questions he “didn’t” ask the doctor. It’s a hilarious sequence that no father will want to miss.

The other benefit, for me at least, was that it was not a very long book. Admittedly, I can lose interest in a book if it has too many pages of fillers, talking to you Game of Thrones, and this one is just right by my standards!

To all the Mommies out there! With Father’s Day right around the corner, this is an excellent pickup for your husband . This is an absolute recommend from me and fellas, please try not to laugh too hard or your wife will catch on very quickly and I will take no responsibility for it!!

Thanks to Cindy for letting me have the opportunity to share one of my favorites with her reader’s! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

I just want to thank Chris from Canadian Dad for doing this for me once again and like Chris saids if you are looking for a perfect father’s day gift then I highly recommend this.

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Comments

  1. Great post! A dad’s perspective on things is great 🙂

    Happy Father’s Day Chris!

  2. This sounds like a book that would be right up my hubby’s alley. Thanks for sharing this, looking this up now! 😉

  3. It sounds like the perfect book for dads. I admit I am guilty of grilling my Hubs about the things he didn’t ask…hehe. Thanks for sharing.

  4. My husband would probably LOVE the book, but he hates to read. Maybe I can find it on CD for him, or worst case scenerio when I finish the kids’ bedtime story I’ll read him his!

  5. LOL. When my husband goes to doc. appointement I provide him a list of questions. 90% OF the time he forgets the list in the car and forgets about the question!!

  6. What a lovely post 🙂 This sounds like a lovely book and I might pick it up, especially with it nearly being Father’s Day here in the UK. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

    New to your blog!
    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

  7. Thanks for a wonderful guest post by Canadian Dad. The book sounds like a winner and I am especially glad to see some men blogging about their books and life experiences. will check out his blog. CHeck out mine http://colormeactive.blogspot.com

  8. Sounds like a great read. What a lovely book for a father’s day gift.

  9. Looks like a great read Just in time for father’s day! Thanks for the idea!

  10. Great post! Sounds like something to pick up for all dads…mine included (and definitely for my husband)!

    Chris (Canadian Dad) always puts out such fab posts! Great review!

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