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Reservoir Dad by [Greagen, Clint]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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'If David Sedaris had got married and had kids, he would have been Reservoir Dad. Fall-on-the-floor funny, sharp, witty and just a little bit sexy.' Kerri Sackville, Best Australian Blog 2013 judge

A sharply funny, fresh and irreverent chronicler of real life in today's parenting trenches, Reservoir Dad is a stay-at-home dad whose award-winning blog has already won hearts and minds all over Ausrtralia and beyond for telling it like it is and making us laugh out loud - and sometimes cry, but in a good way.

Whether he's making us choke with laughter, 'scrisper' (a scream, tempered by a whisper - vital to surviving the unexpected joys of being in charge of four little boys under seven on a plane, train,

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1132 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: RHA eBooks Adult (1 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IEM4XS6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #191,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In 2008, Clint Greagen resigned from his job as a youth worker to care for his first born child. Nine years later Clint is a stay at home dad of four young boys, Archie, Lewis, Tyson and Maki, and the author of Reservoir Dad, about his adventures in full-time parenting, first chronicled on his popular blog of the same name.

Written with humour, honesty and love, Reservoir Dad shares the exhausting challenges and unadulterated joys of raising four sons, from the seemingly endless sleepless nights, and a bathroom floor covered in wee, to the smell of a newborn head and wrestling matches in the lounge room. What I admire most is Greagen's obvious dedication to his sons, and his relationship with his wife, the ever-patient Reservoir Mum (aka Tania), with whom he still shares a weekly date night, on a mattress in front of the TV.

As a stay at home mother, also to four children (three of whom were born in three years), I could certainly relate to Greagen's experiences of parenting. I found myself giggling in recognition of the moments of crazy and wincing in well remembered sympathy at toddler tantrums and the lego induced injuries, which happens less often now that my youngest son is 8.

Divided into six parts with short chapters variously named with titles like 'Hang Like A Man'; 'Syncing Hormonally'; 'The Grand Old Duke of...Puke?' and 'A Jim Carrey-Inspired Sex Education' Reservoir Dad is a quick, easy read.

Funny, moving and insightful, Reservoir Dad would be the perfect gift for new parents, both as a warning of what is to come, and an assurance they are not alone.
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By DR on 23 September 2015
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I've become a fan of the website recently and thought I should just bite the bullet and get the book. It really is a great read as it delves into the chaos which is raising children and the whole lot that goes along with being a Stay At Home Dad (Which I have been one of 8 months now). The book also has a lot of laugh out loud moments and bits where I have insisted my wife must read, because they are just too good to keep to myself.
The only downside is that if you are a fan of the blog there is a lot of the books content already over there. Although this is nicely ordered and has a better flow. I hope Clint writes another book in the future to keep us updated on the trials of having kids that are growing into teenagers and how life has become for the family as the parents hit their mid 40s and beyond.

Now, when is the movie coming out?
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Witty, insightful, and a must read for any modern day dad (or those curious about them)! Greagen is a fresh and exceedingly skilful wordsmith. Can't wait for what he taps out next.
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Absolutely loved this book and laughed out loud many times. Anyone who has ever had children will adore it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I just loved this book 28 July 2014
By Narelle Ness - Published on Amazon.com
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I just loved this book! Clint Greagen is funny, witty and obviously a fantastic Dad. It is so easy to relate to certain situations that Clint has been through as a parent and you find yourself reading this book and saying ' Oh l have been there'. This book reminded me to not take things so seriously and to see the funny side of a situation as often as l can. Raising children is a tough job....but also the most rewarding. I recommend this book to all parents for an easy, relaxed read. I look forward to seeing what he writes next....teenage years maybe??
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5.0 out of 5 stars The memoir is both a moving love letter to his family and a laugh-out-loud entertaining read ... 21 July 2014
By Diana P - Published on Amazon.com
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If this book doesn’t make you laugh out loud, you’re going to need a humour make-over! Reservoir Dad is a poignant reflection on raising kids in the modern age of longer working hours, electronic stimulation and the blurring of gender roles. All parents will relate to this stay-at-home dad’s humourous tales of raising four boys in the Melbourne suburb of Reservoir. The memoir is both a moving love letter to his family and a laugh-out-loud entertaining read that you won’t be able to put down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny book about parenthood 20 July 2014
By sam6743 - Published on Amazon.com
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Made me laugh out loud. I kept thinking that's so true, he takes simple situations and makes them funny simply with perspective
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 August 2014
By sandra bogan - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent witty a joy to read
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Expertly Witty and Fall Off The Floor Funny 15 July 2014
By Goodnight Carolina - Published on Amazon.com
Reservoir Dad is one hilarious story with a heart. I admit that I am one of those individuals who have some doubts about stay at home dads but after reading this I realized that there is more to it than judging a man who decides to let his wife reach for her dreams and stay at home with the kids.

So many parts are really funny and one of them is how Clint hates how people find shapes in the clouds and he himself discovers it no matter how much he tried to deny it. Another funny part of it is his encounters with his in laws and the way he talks about them.

I admire the moral lessons of the story like how could a guy be this sensitive to things like growing old and one day not being able to wrestle with his kids anymore because they'll be all grown up. Simple things that may be meaningless to others but are so true of people who love deeply.

I can hardly believe what these kids are up to. Not having the chance to have a kid yet, I wonder if they will also be as rowdy as this bunch. Tania and his relationship is also one to get inspiration from because after years of being together, they seem to be still in love with each other and always find ways of keeping the spark alive.

I thorouhly enjoyed this book even if it is not the genre I mostly read because of it's witty lines and remarkable characters. It also has a great flow of events and sychronization. So you not only forget your worries and laugh a LOT from this book but you also learn from it that parenting is "professional" work and most if not all times emotional investment is required.

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