Thursday, May 31, 2012

Book Review: The Desperate Dad's Guide to Getting Some by Jackie Papandrew

Publishing Info:

Title - The Desperate Dad's Guide to Getting Some

Author - Jackie Papandrew
Publisher - Jackie Papandrew
Date Published -  2011
# of pages - 98


If you’re a woman who understands that choreplay is most definitely foreplay, that hiding the remote control is a valid strategy for getting the Honey Do List done, and that while there’s no such thing as “woman’s work,” there are jobs only a man should have to do, then this book is for you. And if you’re a man who still hasn’t quite gotten the choreplay message, who thinks you have to be teeming with testosterone to use the grill and who truly believes men and women should share equal time and space in the bathroom, then, oh boy, is this book for you! Award-winning writer Jackie Papandrew takes us on a hilarious tour of her marriage, covering everything from bikinis to Kim Kardashian’s backside to stolen girly soap, and finally, to two match-making pigs. The Desperate Dad’s Guide to Getting Some is a riotous romp that even at its naughtiest is only rated PG. You’ll probably laugh off a certain posterior part of your body reading it!


This is quite possibly the funniest book I've read all year. I laughed constantly and had such a fun time reading all about the mis-adventures in Jackie's marriage. The book is actually quite "clean". The title is a bit misleading because it's not about that at all. It's really a book about the funny things that can happen throughout a marriage.

The thing about marriage is we can choose to take everything serious or we can choose to look at some things from the perspective that what has happened really was amusing in it's own way. Jackie is an extremely funny writer and although it could have come off as male bashing - as most essays are from her own perspective - they really didn't. They were lighthearted and quite entertaining.

My favourite story has to be the story about the soap. Thinking she'd get some special 'girly' soap for herself, Jackie had used and wrapped it up again to make sure it stayed nice. She was appalled to find her husband had rummaged through her drawer and used it the next day. She was so angry because she bought it special just for herself, and all her husband says is that it made his butt real soft! See, to me that shows both how ridiculous it is that women even get special things just for themselves like that, thinking that men wouldn't like them or even consider using them, and it was hilarious just for how her husband reacted to her comments when she was angry about it.

There really is not much else to say except that it was a very funny book. If you are in any sort of relationship at all you would probably enjoy this. I really did enjoy it and hope the author chooses to write more like it in the future.

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

You can buy  The Desperate Dad's Guide to Getting Some in Kindle and paperback formats from Amazon. 
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  1. I was wondering whether you would be happy to put up a link in my monthly series called “Books You Love”. The idea is for people to link up posts about a book they loved – it doesn’t have to be one they just posted about. It could be an old fave. I am hoping we will end up with a nice collection of books that can go on our reading lists. Here is the link Books You Loved June Edition

    1. Thanks for the invite. I'll consider it :)


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