How To Raise A Smart Ass by Lucia Walinchus {Book Review}

Disclosure: Life as Leels received a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for my review.

How to Raise a Smart Ass by Lucia Walinchus {Book Review}Title: How to Raise a Smart Ass: Parenting That Should Not Be Tried at Home
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Pages: 119

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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The title of this book was right up my alley and considering kids; I was expecting laugh out loud humor. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.

This is a quick read so it doesn’t take long to go through it and while some of the stories were cute and some funny; my expectations were much higher (which is not the author or the books fault. I just expected with a title about ‘How to Raise a Smart Ass’ – it would be much funnier.)

I felt a lot of the book was a memoir of sorts, but not necessarily a memoir of the author as a parent. There was a lot of back story, a lot of boring information that I didn’t feel was quite necessary. I definitely would have liked to hear more about her as a parent and the kids’ funny moments (well, funny to a parent but not necessarily grandma.)

I did, however, feel like the author and I had a lot of similar stories when it came to labor, pregnancy – that fun jazz.

Overall, I wasn’t really impressed, but that doesn’t mean you won’t like it. It just wasn’t what I was expecting. I recommend giving it a try and seeing for yourself how you feel. I may not read this particular book again, but I would read another book from this author.

About the Author
lucia-walinchusLucia 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.

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