These are all the same themes covered by the articles over the last five or so years.The book is almost like a compilation of his old columns.His humor or guffaw level is also somewhere in between, that is, his observations are funnier than Erma, but I've never gotten the fall down on the floor belly laughs that Dave can sometimes produce. Since when his kids were kids, and he didn't have a syndicated column yet.
And like many bloggers, his best stuff is compacted into articles that you can easily read in about 2 minutes.
So I was absolutely delighted to find out that he was coming out with a full length book.
It might be sexist, but as a former teenage girl, I can certainly still laugh at it, as can Jim. We lasted about halfway through the first cassette (yes, I said cassette), and I just had to turn it off because it was such a load of sexist crap!!!
This was really funny, even if parts of it were a little dated (no cell phones yet).
And then he tells you what to do on the date and how to escalate a woman.
Lots of greatbody language advice as well as how to look good even if you are just an average Joe.
The book is kind of a funny how to manual and running commentary on the care and feeding of two teenage daughters and a pre-teen boy.
There is the expected chaos, the hormones, the constant state of crisis of the teenager's mind set, the physical changes, and the heart warming helplessness of the formerly protective parent no longer sure of what or how to protect his children.
Like those Dilbert compilations they put out two or three times a year that collects old strips.