“Someone Could Get Hurt” by Drew Magary is a hilarious parenting memoir that is relatable and heartbreaking at the same time.
I bought this book because I read Magary’s Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog, an annual snark-fest making fun of the Christmas catalog that, while crude, makes me laugh embarrassingly loud in public places. So I looked up to see if he’d written a book, and, what do you know? He did. And it’s about being a Dad.
I’ve recently read a number of books/memoirs by women about being a Mom and parenting, and so this was a neat twist on the concept, in that it was written by a man. Dad’s perspective is a little different than Mom’s. So, aside from Magary’s twisted view on the universe which makes his writing laugh out loud funny, you also get a little insight into fathers. Or at least this particular father. Why they think butt jokes are funny. How they feel obligated to be protectors. And how helpless and heartbroken they feel when their ability to protect only goes so far. There is substance between the f-bombs and cringe-worthy moments. And you will laugh, which, in these ridiculous times, is a noble goal.
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Lori B. Duff is the author of the Amazon ‘Hot New Release’ Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza, a collection of autobiographical humor essays. The hard copy of the book can be found on Amazon & BarnesandNoble.com and select local retailers. The e-book can be found here. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here.