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Dummy Audiobook

Dummy: The Comedy and Chaos of Real-Life Parenting

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Publisher's Summary

'The night before Charlie was born, I had this dream. I dreamt that I was a soldier riding into battle, completely naked, and on the back of a large, inflatable duck.'

Matt Coyne has become a hero for thousands of parents everywhere who are devoted followers of his popular blog, Man vs Baby.

This is his book, and it is not your average parenting guide. It's packed with completely impractical advice for the bewildered new mum or dad - stuff you won't find anywhere else: from Profanity Bingo for labour to a categorisation of various nappy disasters. But, more than that, it is the story of how becoming a parent is a kind of beautiful insanity - a thing that changes you.

Above all, Dummy will keep you laughing through the exhaustion, the mystery and the madness of bringing up your own children. This is the parenting book for real people.

©2017 Matt Coyne (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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    J Croft 30/05/2017
    J Croft 30/05/2017
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    "Insomniacs beware - this book is definitely faulty"

    I use Audible because I have a sleep problem - I frequently wake in the early hours and find it hard to fall asleep again. The most effective thing to lull me back to sleep is TV but that turns my usually docile partner into a thing of abject misery, so I don't do it. Instead, Audible and headphones keep me company until I drift back to sleep.

    Usually I don't mind the fact that I listen to books in sporadic and sleep-imbued chunks, because the upside is that I do get back to sleep. But this book didn't cut it. Instead, it kept me awake and laughing out loud - thereby waking the sleeping grump monster, who was very close to hiding my headphones in the end.

    I actually didn't want to go to sleep, either, because I yearned to hear more of the author's musical Yorkshire gruff and colourful use of the full spectrum of insultative profanity. Both added something beautiful to the tales of teething, nappies, and parenting worries, and left me wanting more. How could I sleep, when I was so fabulously entertained?

    I finished the book with bags under my eyes, the aching emptiness of sleep deprivation, and a hint of divorce from the grump monster. So be warned, fellow insomniacs. This book is not for sleeping. It is most definitely faulty.

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    C Wong 23/05/2017
    C Wong 23/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A dad's perspective"

    A great read - Matt is straight talking, no nonsense and hilarious. His performance on the audiobook added to the humour. Despite all his struggles as a new father, he ends on a very uplifting note

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    Helen 15/05/2017
    Helen 15/05/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny, touching and very therapeutic!"

    Parents to be take take heed! It is all true. I laughed along as every sentence resonates with how we faced these challenges with our first child.

    I look forward to the sequel, where Coyne describes his adventures moving into the ranks of the "Broken".

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