Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Daddy, Where's your vagina?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Review - Daddy, Where's your vagina?

About the Book

"Daddy, where's your vagina?" is an amusing book that contains everything one needs to know about raising children—from changing diapers, giving them baths, teaching their first words, tying their shoelaces, attending their school plays, to teaching them about life, and so on.
It is a mix of the author’s stay-at-home-dad stories and tricks of the parenting trade from the perspective of the average guy just trying to get it right.
“I personally think it is more challenging staying home with kids than it is to work,” Schatz asserts. “Your days consist of diapers, bottles, smells, messes—all the stuff I already covered, but there are some amazing perks.”
Packed with humor, tips, and insights, "Daddy, where's your vagina?" also includes other topics about being a homemaker—dealing with the monotony of the daily grind, getting over your ego, dealing with miscarriage from a dad’s point of view, and many others.

About The Author
Joe Schatz, a stay-at-home dad with over nine years of experience, is the author of Daddy, where’s your vagina?  His inspiration to write has always been the unique experiences he’s had raising three beautiful daughters into school aged children.  With the encouragement and support of his wife Jodi, Joe created and authored—a website where he could share his stay-at-home dad trials and tribulations with the world.  Gaining notice, Joe created and now also writes for the as the National Fatherhood Examiner.  When Joe isn’t patching boo-boos or whipping up mac and cheese, he is active in his community as a coach and volunteer.

My Take On The Book
I have know of and worked with Joe over the past year and a half or so, so when he stated that he was having a book published, I was quite excited to see what it had in store for all of us. Joe is a very funny writer, and you can see it not only in this book, but also through his witty and downright hilarious (at times) blogging as well.

The book itself was a great resource for fathers, whether you are a new or seasoned dad, you will definitely find something of interest within the book.The book is easily written and from the heart. Joe does not mince words, instead he simply goes to the point and does not mince words (which is what you will find on his blog as well.

As a father I have to say that I loved the stories that Joe shares in this book. While I am not a Stay-at-home-dad, I can relate to some of the situations that he shares. Also, in reading the book itself it makes you think about your own stories and situations that could be shared as well for the same section of the book (though I don't think I could share it in such a funny way).

Even though the book was humorous, it also had good resources and information within it. The book acts as a step-by-step guide for the newer stay-at-home-dad, but I also think that others would take ideas form this book as well (I know that I did - and the laughs alone are worth the read).

Overall, this book was a great read, and the writing was similar to what I would have expected after reading many of Joe's blog posts in the past. You will really enjoy this book whether you are a stay-at-home-parent or if you work, it is a great addition to any parents' library!

If this book sounds like something that you want for your own library, you can order a copy from Xlibris or Amazon!

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Eric said...

Great review!

pish said...

omg I laughed so hard when I saw this!! Awesome! My 3 year old son asks me about my weiner, so I can kinda relate. LOL!!

sexandthesingledad said...

I'm almost done with the book and it's great!!!

Joeprah said...

Thanks for the great review Chris! I am really glad you enjoyed it.

Renee said...

Sounds like a very funny book! I can't wait until my husband has to start fielding questions like that from our daughter ;)