Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Fireside Grown-Up Guides - Review and Giveaway

I received books for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


I'm almost 40 years old and know how to be mature when the need be.  But, I don't like to be all serious all the time.  It doesn't take a lot to offend me and I love a good laugh.  If you don't mind a little off-the-wall humor, then you'll get a kick out of The Fireside Grown-Up Guides.

Just released this month, Fireside Grown-Up Guides offer a darkly humorous and delightfully deadpan take on the complicated world around us. The series pairs images from beloved children’s books with subversive, knee-slapper text to address the uniquely modern problems facing today’s “Dicks and Janes”.

Right now there are four installations in the series:

THE FIRESIDE GROWN-UP GUIDE TO THE HANGOVER
a sample page reads: "For younger people, a hangover's symptoms are mainly physical.  The body is listless, the head is sore; they crave food for no reason and spend a long time in the bathroom.  For older people, this is perfectly normal.  So, for them, a hangover is more spiritual."

THE FIRESIDE GROWN-UP GUIDE TO THE HUSBAND
a sample page reads: "Hugh moved to the country to give his family a better life.  His journey to work in the city now takes three hours each way.  He is only at home when his wife and children are asleep, which has given them all a better life."


THE FIRESIDE GROWN-UP GUIDE TO THE MOM
a sample page reads:  "Louise's cup of coffee is going cold.  There are six other cups of cold coffee on surfaces around the house.  When the vacuuming is done, Louise hopes she will be able to find the time to throw them away."

THE FIRESIDE GROWN-UP GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS
a sample page reads: "Todd likes extreme mindfulness. Today he is emptying his mind on a tightrope high above the Galveston Shrimpworks.  The people on the pleasure cruiser below hope that Todd doesn't empty any other part of his body."

All of the books are hardcover and are what I consider "pocked-sized".  There's approximately 56 pages to each book.  On one side is the wording and on the other side is an illustration.  These books are not meant to be taken seriously; they make fun of the ways of the adult world and only reiterate what each of us have felt at one time or other.

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28 comments:

Suburban prep said...

As Maureen

I think the Mindfulness would be the one I would read first. It just sounds different.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

The Mom sounds interesting ;)

Klydra Pugh said...

The Mom
Thanks for the chance

Angela Saver said...

I am most excited to read The Hangover!

Renee said...

Mindfulness :)

Jackie said...

I'm most excited to read The Mom...but think they all sound like fun.
Thank you for the review and giveaway!

Molli Taylor said...

i wanna read them all, but the midfulness would be my frist, i thnk!

Marty C. said...

I'd read 'The Mom' first -- it looks hilarious.

Ken Ohl said...

love to read the husband. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Lizzie Simantz said...

These all sound pretty good! I think I would enjoy them all, but probably the Mom one most of all!

aperry said...

I would like to read The Mom.

Nancy said...

First I would read The Mom. These books sound like fun!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Shannon O'Neill said...

I'm excited to read The Mom.

j1man1r66 said...

The Firside Grownup guide to The Husband would be my first read!! Sounds Hilarious!
j1man1r66@etex.net
Jennifer Rogers

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

The Hangover

Edye Nicole said...

I'm excited for mindfulness.

Leela said...

The Husband.

Stacy said...

I'd most like to read Mindfullness.

JJAY100 said...

I would like to read The Mom

kelley roach said...

The Husband.

Audra said...

I would like to read the mom

Mary Cloud said...

I think I'd read the husband first

wen budro said...

These look awesome. It's a toss-up between the mom and the hangover.

Wendy Browne said...

Mindfulness looks pretty funny.

Meghan Berdelle said...

The Mom looks funny

sarah gillespie said...

The hangover would probably be my husbands favorite, he's a bartender. The mom one looks like it would be my favorite!

sarah gillespie said...

The hangover would probably be my husbands favorite, he's a bartender. The mom one looks like it would be my favorite!

Birdhouse Books said...

They all look like fun, but I would read Mindfulness first!