How to Raise a Smart Ass is a funny, witty, rollicking ride through the joys of early parenthood. The so-titled “Best Butt Wiper in the World” delights audiences by recounting tales of ninja nurses, naughty knights, and super-duper poopers. Whether you’re a proud parent or you aspire to populate the world with tiny terrors of your own someday, this book will have you laughing out loud, or at a minimum buying lots of sanitizer. Kids are messy.
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As a new parent, I have enjoyed reading other's parenting memoirs. When the opportunity to read "How To Raise A Smart Ass" came around, I thought 'perfect!' This book details Lucia's adventures through childbirth to the toddler years with her two girls and soon to be baby boy as she moves around the country following her husband's work. Each chapter is a short anecdote taken from her hectic life, which is perfect for reading when you have a baby of your own. The stories chronicle everything from trying to pass the bar exam while throwing up from being pregnant to her children asking her to eat penis candies.
The stories are humorous, heartfelt, but most of all they are extremely real- which is what actual parent want to read about, the funny stories, almost failures and small victories of everyday life. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the author briefly lived in Rochester and that her favorite thing about our city was the hockey (Go Amerks!). Other favorite stories included trying to go to the bookstore with children, adventures in the public bathroom and turning chores into live video games. A great read for new parents or parents to be.
This book was provided by iread book tours.
Lucia Walinchus is an award-winning journalist, author and ice hockey addict. She has written more than 500 articles for various publications throughout her career and was recently named to the 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program. She has been featured as a guest speaker on CNN and is a contracted freelancer for the New York Times. Walinchus currently lives in Oklahoma because she enjoys wide, flat golf courses that make her think she isn’t actually that bad.
Upcoming event: Lucia Walinchus will be a the Enid, Oklahoma Public Library at 11AM on Saturday, November 12th.
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