Muddle Your Way Through Fatherhood: How to fool people into thinking you’re a competent dad
Paul Merrill

Muddle Your Way Through Fatherhood: How to fool people into thinking you’re a competent dad

The second book in Paul Merrill’s ‘Muddle’ series, this is a  politically incorrect, humorous guide to every aspect of fatherhood. A perfect stocking filler or Father’s Day present for any man contemplating having a baby, about to become a dad or for those already ‘blessed’.

Covering everything from conception to the kids leaving home, this will arm you with almost no practical knowledge, but is packed with the stuff you really need to know and the real parenting books won’t tell you.

Find out..

  1. Why babies shouldn’t watch Schindler’s List
  2. If you have chosen the right mother for your children
  3. The tell tale signs your teenager has become a terrorist
  4. How to change a nappy in 17 easy stages
  5. Simple ways to avoid being assaulted during childbirth
  6. How to stop your son becoming a nerd/daughter becoming a hooker
  7. The greatest lies to tell your kids
  8. Is your son a serial killer?
  9. If it’s wrong to steal your child’s drugs
  10. Fatherhood tips from the barking frog

Through a series of spoof quizzes, lists, flow charts, cartoons and real-life examples, this book will probably alarm more than it will reassure. But, at least you’ve been warned.

Book Details:

  • Author: Paul Merrill
  • Published Year: 2013
  • Rights Sold
    • ANZ: Random House
    • UK: Thistle

Paul Merrill

Author of A Polar Bear Ate My Head, his memoir of his years as a magazine editor both in the UK and Australia, Merrill now writes full-time. His next books, comedy guides to grandparenting and fatherhood, are to be published by Random House Australia next year.He was an award-winning women’s magazine editor when he was inexplicably chosen for the biggest magazine launch in British history. When the weekly men’s titles, ZOO and Nuts burst onto the market, they transformed the magazine landscape and thrust Paul stumbling haplessly into a bewildering and surreal world in the full g...
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Book Reviews

  • "  A witty, must-read book for both men on the verge of becoming a dad or knee deep in kids already. It will have both mums and dads laughing out loud."
    Familiesonline.co.uk
  • "A witty, must-read book for both men on the verge of becoming a dad or knee deep in kids already. It will have both mums and dads laughing out loud."
    Familiesonline.co.uk
  • "  Comedic genius - the best parenting book I've read.  Bypass the yawnsville factual books and get this one. Honestly, I really loved it and it’s the one I'm going to buy for Dads to be in future. It's pants-pissingly funny (a rating that should be available on Amazon and The Book Depository), but it's also true.  Facts are offered up with maximum wit and sarcasm as well as real advice on how to handle situations without group hugs and over-emoting. I'm definitely keeping this book on hand. Muddle Your Way Through Fatherhood covers how real people handle parenting's tricky situations.  Not how Super Nanny and Dr Phil would handle them were they to mate and produce a golden child. And if the Dad in your life isn't quite cutting it, get him a copy too so that he may brush up on his fathering (and husbanding) skills. It's bloody hilarious and very clever."
    Parentalparody.com
  • "The book dads across the world have been waiting for all their lives, letting you in on the insider secrets the so-called ‘real’ parenting books don’t dare tell you. It will arm you with all the tips, cheats and excuses you’re going to need!"
    MADE Magazine
  • "Rude, crude and perfect for all dads to be... Hilarious!"
    Practical Parenting