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Parents Behaving Badly

Parents Behaving Badly

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Parents Behaving Badly

Parents Behaving Badly

Audio Library Digital

04/12/2011

479 minutes

9781611200966

Audio Retail Digital

04/12/2011

479 minutes

9781611200560

Audio CD

04/12/2011

7 Audio CD

479 minutes

9781611200553

Playaway

04/12/2011

479 minutes

9781611201888

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Parents Behaving Badly is an uproarious, surprising, and poignant satire of American suburbia and youth sports gone wild. Everyone that has ever been involved with youth sports can relate. Kids, coaches, friends, family - everyone knows 'that guy' or 'that mom. The setting is Little League, but the experiences and issues are universal. Layered beneath the book's laugh out loud action are provocative questions about the what ifs of our adolescence, the lost art of personal interaction in the age of texting and Twitter and Facebook, what constitutes infidelity, and blurring the line between fair play and bad sports. Parents Behaving Badly is a good, fun read that will make you laugh, make you think, and make for conversation in bleachers and on sidelines everywhere.

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[Gummer] excels in hilariously detailed descriptions of the sport and its participants. Parents Behaving Badly will leave you laughing..., Washington Post

Appealing and accessible..., Publishers Weekly

As much as it's a sharp-tongued takedown of win-at-all-costs culture, Parents Behaving Badly is also a teasing, but ultimately affectionate, story about a happy marriage grappling with the approach of middle age and the pressures of parenting kids who are getting older every day. As much as it's a sharp-tongued takedown of win-at-all-costs culture, Parents Behaving Badly is also a teasing, but ultimately affectionate, story about a happy marriage grappling with the approach of middle age and the pressures of parenting kids who are getting older every day. As much as it's a sharp-tongued takedown of win-at-all-costs culture, Parents Behaving Badly is also a teasing, but ultimately affectionate, story about a happy marriage grappling with the approach of middle age and the pressures of parenting kids who are getting older every day., NPR

...funny...[a] winning book..., New York Journal of Books

Patrick Lawlor's sardonic tone adds an entertaining dose of edginess to this delightful satire...hilarious, uplifting..., AudioFile Magazine

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