Not Your Mother’s Book On Being A Stupid Kid
A Classic Collection Of True Americana – Or, The Best Brain Farts Ever!
I read a lot because I enjoy reading, though occasionally I read something that I don’t enjoy. When I received ‘Not Your Mother’s Book On Being A Stupid Kid’, by Dahlynn McKowen, Ken McKowen and Laurel McHargue, I prepared myself for a cheap shot at humor. What I found was totally different. Within a few pages I realized that I held a piece of true Americana, that was not only charmingly humorous, it was a collective of human soul.
Not Your Mother’s Book On Being A Stupid Kid holds the heart of a nation within its covers, with moments that are so nostalgic, that it brought fond personal memories surging back. The book is a compilation of short stories, contributed by 59 different writers, each a literary Norman Rockwell. Some stories bring back visions of days long gone, while others play upon the family dynamics they experienced, but all them share a common theme – stupidity.
We’ve all have moments when we experience neurological malfunctions, cerebral meltdowns that are better known as ‘brain farts’. These special moments are points in our lives when something really, really dumb, sounds like a really, really good idea. At the time, they were ‘the thing to do’ and were often hilarious, confusing or terrifying. Today, they are lessons in human behavior that cause spontaneous facial spasms, also known as smiles.
And, smile you will when you get your copy. I found ‘Not Your Mother’s Book On Being A Stupid Kid’ a wonderful read. It is very well written, edited and each story is complimentary to the theme. This is a book enjoyed by all ages because, while the years change, people don’t. I also found it refreshing to know that ‘I wasn’t the only one’ who has had an incredibly stupid idea(s) that they acted upon. If you’re looking for a great gift for Valentine’s Day, that isn’t a boring card or candy, give someone you love ‘Not Your Mother’s Book On Being A Stupid Kid’, by Dahlynn McKowen, Ken McKowen and Laurel McHargue. It’s a great way to say ‘I love you’, and ‘say what?’, in one very funny package.
Book Review By: W. Lewis, Publisher at The Northern Star