Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Dan Gets a Minivan

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Book Review - Dan Gets a Minivan

About the Book 
The least hip citizen of Brooklyn, Dan Zevin has a working wife, two small children, a mother who visits each week to "help," and an obese Labrador mutt who prefers being driven rather than walked. How he got to this point is a bit of a blur. There was a wedding, and then there was a puppy. A home was purchased in New England. A wife was promoted and transferred to New York. A townhouse. A new baby boy. A new baby girl. A stay-at-home dad was born. A prescription for Xanax was filled. Grey hairs appeared, grey hairs fell out. Six years passed in six seconds. And then came the minivan.

Dan Gets a Minivan is more than just a daddy book. It's a book about a guy who happens to be a dad. Acclimating to adulthood has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey-from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from trying to find a nanny to trying to use the word ‘playdate' with a straight face. Where it's all heading is anyone's guess, but, for Dan, suburbia's calling-and his minivan has GPS.

About the Author
Dan Zevin has been a comic correspondent for National Public Radio's WBUR, the humor columnist for Boston Magazine and the Boston Phoenix, and a contributor to national publications, including Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Elle, and Glamour. A Thurber Humor Award finalist for The Day I Turned Uncool (Confessions of a Reluctant Grownup), Dan has followed his readers through each phase of life, from post-college coping with Entry-Level Life to marriage with The Nearly-Wed Handbook to the new frontier of family life with Dan Gets a Minivan. Dan lives with his wife, children's book publisher, Megan Tingley, and their two children in suburban New York. He is an active member of his local Costco.

My Take on the Book 
Just by watching the above video you get the idea that this is going to be a funny book and it truly is. There were so many points in the book where I was laughing so hard I had to stop to compose myself. The book was well written and you are taken on the journey of a lifetime. I can still remember the point where we became minivan people, and there were so many similar thoughts going through my mind as well. I cannot say that they were exactly the same thoughts, but they were similar. This is definitely a book that I would highly recommend, I am only half-way through and I can tell that this will be one that I will not be putting down until I finish - Now back to reading the book!

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