No Wonder My Parents Drank

No Wonder My Parents Drank

Tales From A Stand-up Dad

Book - 2010
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YOU'LL NEVER SLEEP IN THIS TOWN AGAINFrom Saturday Night Live to stand-up, from a blockbuster film career to the star of CBS's hit television show Gary Unmarried, Jay Mohr is one of the funniest people in comedy today. Now, in this down and dirty tale of modern fatherhood, Mohr shares his stories as a first-time parent. No Wonder My Parents Drank reveals the details behind Mohr's humiliating test-tube conception attempts and then recounts the trauma of not only having to keep this child alive, but having to spend time alone with him He waxes poetic about dirty diapers; spins theories on spanking; and mulls over the more hidden advantages of parenthood, like carpool lane access, carte blanche to use the ladies restroom, and an alibi for missing family dinners. Mohr describes, in painfully funny detail, the bizarre situations that all parents inevitably face but can never prepare for (such as when his kid discovered his dog's rear end) as well as moments of pure joy like taking his son to his first baseball game. Mohr reports on the hilarious wisdom that his son, Jackson, has taught him--like why it's fun to play Kissy Boy with the other boys at recess, how important sunscreen is for avoiding a sunborn, and how awesome it is to get a rainbow belt in karate.Riotously acerbic and refreshingly honest, No Wonder My Parents Drank casts the very funny Jay Mohr with an even funnier mini-me sidekick as a supporting character in a little comedic love story that every person who either is a parent or has a parent will find delightful.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2010
ISBN: 9781439173213
Branch Call Number: ANF 306.874202 MOH
Characteristics: viii, 274 p. ; 22 cm

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Les_J
Apr 10, 2017

Yes, not really that funny, but very interesting to read from somebody who grew up when life was not politically correct and mollycoddling. Jay Mohr (ex-SNL) reminds us of when you didn't to be covered in helmets and pads to ride a bike, your parents did not bother you, unless it was time for dinner, and you didn't have busybody's interfering with your fun (for example when you and your friends were climbing on top of garage roofs in the alley).
I enjoyed his other book much more, "Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live", but this one is for parents, and those nostalgic of 1970s/80s childhood and want to compare it to today.

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frankenme78
May 06, 2014

I like funny books, so I read a lot of books written by comedians, this book is not funny. I mean, God Bless Jay Mohr he sure does seem like a super loving dad, so this book is great for sappy love stories about how awesome your kid is, and I skipped around to different stories to give him a chance, but it was all just sappy stuff about how perfect his kid is. I'm not a parent, so this book didnt appeal to me and didnt give me a laugh. But maybe parents find it hilarious?

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libraryeri
Nov 12, 2010

A pleasant mix of humour and touching moments.

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