Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Conversations With My Daughter

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book Review - Conversations With My Daughter

About the Book
Through the witty banter of parent-child dialogue, Robert Veres’ new book, Conversations with My Daughter, offers a refreshing tongue-in-cheek antidote to the recent ‘tiger mom’ phenomenon.

As a workable substitute for traditional parenting guides and the more current, controversial fads, Veres compiled his own inspirational, often-hilarious guide on the often over-structured, under-recognized task of raising children.

“For 200 pages, you see the Tiger Dad hanging on by his fingernails as his daughter takes him on the ride of his life, and somehow they both survive and turn out all right in the end despite the father’s best efforts,” Veres says. “Finally, there’s a book that is filled with truth, but which doesn’t contain a single word that you have to take seriously.”

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Ana Chua, the self-proclaimed ‘tiger mom,’ Veres and his relaxed parenting methods reveal the most intimate, humorous, and universally relatable moments of a father-daughter relationship. He hits on the big questions, like whether or not young children should be allowed to send out for pizza at 2:00 am on a school night, and the small ones like whether a visit from the health inspector is a sign that the daughter should do a more thorough job of cleaning her room.

Offering his approach to dealing with everything from bedtimes to boyfriends in his comedic rendition of fatherhood, Veres brilliantly highlights the subtle challenges of raising children whose every moment is spent scheming the most effective ways to foil parent’s best intention, providing many laughs along the way.

“This book is really aimed at a niche target audience of individuals who actually have children but didn’t receive the operating manual that goes along with them and other individuals who, themselves might have been children,” Veres says.

About the Author:

Robert Veres has been an editor, writer, speaker, and commentator in the financial planning profession since 1982. He publishes Inside Information, an online resource for independent advisors and financial planners. He is also the author of two novels, Song of the Universe and The Root of All Evil. Veres lives in Pacific Beach, Calif. He is the father of five children, a subject which comes up often in his psychological counseling sessions.

Visit for more on the author and his book or follow him on twitter @amertigerdad.

My Take on the Book
This was a book that was full of such hilarious stories! Each chapter offers even more smiles and fun for any father or any parent. As a father of two girls myself I have to say that I loved each of these chapters and I found myself not wanting to put down the book as they made me laugh more and more and I even found stories that I found myself telling my friends about. I highly recommend this book to one and all, you will not be disappointed!

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1 comment:

Bob Veres said...

Thank you much for the great review! I tried to keep the laugh-per-page ratio pretty high.