Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review: Tales of from the Dad Side

Shira and our Little One gave me the book on CD version of Tales from the Dad Side: Misadventures in Fatherhood, appropriately, as a Father's Day Gift. While I no longer have a work commute, I do get to make morning and afternoon runs to Day Care, so the gift was very much appreciated.

I have to say, I very much enjoyed listening to it. Doocy is a funny man, and he's had more than enough adventures to keep me entertained. Most importantly, you won't want to take the book too seriously, as the author certainly doesn't.

About the only negative thing I can say was that I found Doocy's narration style to be a bit on the goofy side at first. It was almost like he was trying to force the material to be funny, where it wasn't. But, with time, I grew attached to it and now I probably have picked up more mannerisms from him than I'd like to admit.

To Doocy's credit, it wasn't until I was pretty far into the book until I even realized who he was. As he explained, he's the host the most popular cable morning TV show, and also a character who gets skewered on The Daily Show and Colbert nightly. Even when I did learn who he was, I was pleased that his politics never once leaked into the book. Whether your a Fox News devotee, or a Daily Show fan, you'll find this book funny.

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