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This is the story of my journey into parenthood, from being a 24-year-old man-child with no idea of what being a dad involved to where I find myself today: the single male representative in a household of five women, or, in other words, outnumbered. Our house is now known as 'the place where silence came to die'. It's also where you'll find carpets that are made up of 50 percent glitter and where there are more pink stuffed animals than at a colour-blind taxidermy specialist's. But I wouldn't change a thing. These people are my life.

Real-life parenting through the eyes of a modern-day dad by Simon Hooper, aka Instagram's Father of Daughters.

From uninitiated parents-to-be to those who know the ropes in families large or small, everyone will find something to relate to in Simon's hilarious and chaotic tales of his own home life. His observations of being a father have delighted his hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram: before now dads are often the forgotten ones who carry the luggage, open stiff jars, take photos on holiday, fix broken bikes, go back to work, do the night feeds and make a mean beans on toast with melted cheese without so much as a pat on the back. All too often dads shrink into the background. But not in this audiobook. 

Forever Outnumbered is an incredibly funny yet emotionally heartfelt ode to modern family life.

©2018 Simon Hooper (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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splendid tales of dadhood.

I have followed FOD on Instagram for a while now. I was thrilled when he finished his book. Hearing him read his book was icing on the cake. I think every new or existing dad should read this as it really isn't a "how to" book as much as a "I know what you are going through" book. It was top notch.

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Great book! I hope he'll keep them coming

If you follow Simon on instagram you already know he has a great talent in describing everyday situations in a very ironic and enjoyable way. This book was fun and informative at the same time and i really enjoyed it

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So brilliant!!!

Suuuuch a funny book! And to top it off it’s narrated by Simon himself which makes it even funnier! Been laughing all day and couldn’t hit pause for a second! Made my day! Highly recomend this book!

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Hilarious and endearing

Witty, funny and sincere, it's exactly what you'd expect from Simon Hooper, the expert in the art of making you giggle while looking through your Instagram feed. While you'll definitively relate if you are a parent yourself, It's a certified fun read even if you don't.

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The best preparation for someone with no kids yet!

Funny, heartwarming and real. Been looking forward to this and it didn't disappoint! loved it!

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  • rob c
  • 05-06-18

What a great enjoyable book

Loved listening to Simons very funny and enjoyable life story, lots of lessons bringing up daughters, life lessons and lol moments

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  • E. Richardson
  • 10-08-18

Excellent book!

Really enjoyed this, I'm expecting my first and this has been a massive mental prep.

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  • cindy goncalves
  • 10-04-18

Loved this book

I never write reviews...but had to with this book. This book is very honest in a humerist way. I know it is written from a father's point of view but as me being a mother can relate with so much with what Simon Hooper wrote about.
Really this book is about real family life; through good, bad, funny and "I can't believe this just happened" moments but as parents we won't have it any other way.
If you have kids, you can relate. If your thinking about have kids, it might make you think twice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-18

enjoyable

really funny book. a lovely insight in to family life. fod is what a daddy and a husband should be.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-18

Funny!

As a mum of three small people this had my husband & I chuckling! Definitely worth a listen.

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  • Natalie
  • 08-21-18

brilliant

I follow father of daughters on Instagram and it's great to hear all the story's that as parents we can relate to.

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  • Kay Morgan
  • 08-03-18

Totally relate. But only woman in the house!

In reverse of Simon's life being the only one with boobs lol. But still very funny a interesting insight to my hubbies side to birth n soft play days

I think the Hooper clan are brilliant looking for to many more vids blogs books

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-18

Funny funny funny

It’s was laugh out loud funny! I’d recommend it anyone with kids, especially parents and especially dads. I hope I can convince my husband to read it too.

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  • MISS L BIMSON
  • 06-03-18

Realistic

I found this a wonderfully refreshing approach to parenting! Thank you for the tips, we are due to have our first baby in 12 weeks and my partner shall be packing the bag on your advice.

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  • Rachel Cordingley
  • 05-24-18

Excellent "non-parenting" Book

Excellent book and perfectly read by Simon. I follow Simon on Instagram and his day to day life always makes me laugh.
This isn't a book about parenting, but more about his experiences of parenting and tales of the crazy times.

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  • Erika
  • 05-09-18

Fun and insightful

listening to this book as left me with insight, amusement and with an odd sense of reassurance about having kids.

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  • Emily
  • 05-04-18

Hilariously Honest

This had me snorting with laughter. It’s witty, relatable and thoroughly enjoyable to listen to. Lots of universal parenting experiences delivered with a good dose of irreverent humour and honesty. Bloody Brilliant!