Friday, September 27, 2019

Fuck, Now There Are Two of You by Adam Mansbach

Do you have a friend who's getting ready to have their second child? Let them know that they've made the second biggest make of their life by giving them this book. ****, NOW THERE ARE TWO OF YOU is a heartfelt portrayal of the horrors of starting a family. Remember the noise? The mess? Remember not having a single moment to yourself? Oh, and remember how you can't even close your eyes to sneeze because the moment you do, every single expensive and/or irreplaceable item you own will be sicked on, smashed, or covered in crayon? This book is here to remind you of all that-- and more! Because now there will be double the "fun."

It's important to note that this is NOT a children's book. The language in this book isn't really child-appropriate (lots of F-bombs) and they won't understand a lot of the jokes in here (like why the parents seem so horrified at the thought of sending their two children off to college). This is a children's book parody, and a sequel to the popular first book, GO THE **** TO SLEEP. I think these books are meant to be soothing balms of humor for young millennial parents who can laugh at themselves. You could probably share it with an older child, but it's REALLY for an adult audience.

The images are beautiful and it's surprisingly funnier than I thought it would be. I'm single, without kids, but I think it would be a great gift for some of my friends, as they are constantly complaining about parenthood (even though they love it), and I'm sure the issues presented in here would really resonate and make them go "HECKS YEAH! THAT IS SO ME!" If that is you, as well, read this book (and try not to think too hard about college tuition or Legos).

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! 

4 out of 5 stars

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