You Have to F*****g Eat
Adam Mansbach & Owen Brozman
Akashic, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
o the F*** to Sleep
was called '
The mother of all children's books
' by the Today Show. Here's a follow up from author Adam Mansbach and Owen Brozman addressing another issue that will resonate with harried parents - picky eaters.
s any parent knows, kids can be exceptionally frustrating - mine certainly had their moments. So I can understand the appeal of this sort of book to exhausted caregivers. But, the anger usually associated with the f*** word comes through the text and (though perhaps very honest) disturbs me in relation to children.
he back cover calls the book '
Profane, loving, and deeply cathartic
'. Though I'd agree with the first and third adjectives, it didn't feel loving to me at all. Might be a generational difference, I suppose.
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