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Reservoir Dad - Clint Greagen

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Published: 1st July 2014
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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

About the Author

When Clint Greagen became a stay-at-home dad he turned to blogging to connect with the world - and stay sane. His Reservoir Dad blog won Best Australian Blog 2013 in the Personal and Parenting category. Clint lives in Reservoir with wife Tania, and sons Archie, 9, Lewis, 7, Tyson, 4, and Maki, 2. Clint quit his job to become a stay at home dad when oldest son Archie was two and recalls that some of his co-workers were bemused and there was even the odd occasion when his manliness was questioned.

As usual, he sought refuge in writing. He wrote a crime novel or three before the demands of his new day job led him to turn away from longer writing projects in favour of blogging to connect with the world - and other stay-at-home parents - and to stay sane. Clint's blog, Reservoir Dad, won the Best Australian Blog 2013 in the Personal and Parenting category.

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    5.0

    Laughter therapy

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      What a great read. It was a wonderful mix of humor, emotion and the real life world of parenting . I found myself identifying with all the situations which often evoked tears. All stay at home parents should read this as it is a true reflection of how it really is.

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      5.0

      Laugh-out-loud funny!

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        If this book doesn't make you laugh out loud, you're going to need a humour make-over! Reservoir Dad is a poignant reflection on raising kids in the modern age of longer working hours, electronic stimulation and the blurring of gender roles. All parents will relate to this stay-at-home dad's humourous tales of raising four boys in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir. The memoir is both a moving love letter to his family and a laugh-out-loud entertaining read that you won't be able to put down.

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        Laugh-out-loud funny!!

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          If this book doesn't make you laugh out loud, you're going to need a humour make-over! Reservoir Dad is a poignant reflection on raising kids in the modern age of longer working hours, electronic stimulation and the blurring of gender roles. All parents will relate to this stay-at-home dad's humourous tales of raising four boys in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir. The memoir is both a moving love letter to his family and a laugh-out-loud entertaining read that you won't be able to put down.

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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.

          ISBN: 9780857982537
          ISBN-10: 0857982532
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 368
          Published: 1st July 2014
          Publisher: Random House Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 2.8
          Weight (kg): 0.49