A brilliantly funny exploration of the twin mysteries of parenthood and families from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Timesâ€“bestselling author of Insane City.
In his New York Timesâ€“bestselling Iâ€™ll Mature When Iâ€™m Dead, Dave Barry embarked on the treacherous seas of adulthood, to hilarious results. What comes next? Parenthood, of course, and families.
In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips, bat mitzvah parties and dating (heâ€™s serious about that title: â€śWhen my daughter can legally commence datingâ€”February 24, 2040â€”I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceasedâ€ť) to funeral instructions (â€śI would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatnerâ€ť), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a fatherâ€™s ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert (â€śIt turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgersâ€ť).
Letâ€™s face it: families not only enrich our lives every day, they drive us completely around the bend. Thank goodness we have Dave Barry as our guide!