Josh Wolf - one of the stars and writers of Chelsea Lately and After Lately - delivers a hilarious collection of essays that reminds us all what it takes to conquer fatherhood without sacrificing manhood.
Struggling to make it as a stand-up comic didn't always fit with being a single parent. But Josh figured out his own set of rules - through trial and (frequent) error. Early picking up kids from school? The nearby strip club is a great place to kill time and bond with some like-minded dads. Want a drunken heart-to-heart with your son? First make sure there's no Sharpie around in case you pass out. Wondering where to take that special someone at the end of the night? Remember that no sane woman will have sex with you in a one-bedroom apartment where your kids are sleeping - even if you promise to be really, really quiet.
Whether it's revealing the secrets to limitless hookups (hint: it's single moms) and getting rid of your children's friends that you just can't stand (hint: it's not single moms), or blackmailing PTA members and ignoring health codes, Josh is sure to impart some parenting wisdom along the way. Or at least have a good time trying.
©2013 Josh Wolf (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Hilarious, real-life, entertaining
Conversation style story telling at it's finest!
Be sure to check out the Josh & Ross podcast on iTunes!
It Takes Balls is right up there with Chelsea Handler's books.
Stories of Josh and his kids made me laugh till I was crying and his antics with his friends had me gasping for breath.
The way he delivers his jokes and stories makes it just that much more funny. He has great timing and inflection and delivers each and every punchline.
Overall I absolutely loved this book. The only thing that detracted was that he sometimes meandered into other stories to make a point or to add back story but sometimes it took so long you get a little lost from the original point of the chapter. It would also have the book flow a bit better if the book had followed a more chronological time line. But don't be mistaken: everything he talks about is hilarious so it's really not a big deal.
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