Dad Rules: How My Children Taught Me To Be a Good Parent

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Penguin Books Limited, May 29, 2008 - Humor - 284 pages

'I love, love, LOVED this book . . . you will laugh out loud even if you don't have children of your own . . . gives traditional 'parenting' books the finger . . . an outrageous and irreverent adventure' News of the World

'She says- 'Darling let's have children'. I know this is a historic moment. I must respond like a man. So I ignore her. I don't understand pregnancy. I don't understand how two cells becomes four cells which becomes someone who wipes jam on the CDs . . . '

Andrew Clover, the much-loved Sunday Timescolumnist, tells stories about everything he's learned about childcare. Starting at the beginning, by explaining why men are so terrified of breeding, he examines every worry a parent is likely to face- How can I make them sleep? How do I choose a good school? Will I ever have sex again? Wise and candid, this is the most truthful parenting guide of all time. It's also, by a distance, the funniest and most inspiring.

'A hilarious and heart-warming insight into the way men think' OK!

'A fine, witty and unexpectedly moving memoir about fatherhood' Metro

'He's the Hunter S. Thompson of parenting. In other words, he gets it about right' Rachel Johnson

'Erudite, beautifully observed, and really rather touching. Just buy the book'Scotsman

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About the author (2008)

Andrew Clover used to read books about Russian people who discover, after a long, long, long, long time, that life is bad. He now reads books about sheep who like hiding behind bushes. These books are much better. You can lift the flap and find a sheep. With the other books, you can't lift a flap and find a Russian. He does the 'Dad Rules' column at the back of the Sunday Times Style magazine. He is a comedian, writer and trophy husband. He lives with his wife, his three daughters and a female dog. Yes, that's a lot of women. In his house, he never rules.

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