No Wonder My Parents Drank
Tales from a Stand-Up Dad
Simon & Schuster
On Sale: May 11, 2010
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Humor
YOU’LL NEVER SLEEP IN THIS TOWN AGAINFrom Saturday
to stand-up, from a blockbuster film career
to the star of CBS’s hit television show Gary Unmarried,
Jay Mohr is one of the funniest people in comedy today.
Now, in this down and dirty tale of modern fatherhood, Mohr
shares his stories as a first-time parent. No Wonder My
reveals the details behind Mohr’s
humiliating test-tube conception attempts and then recounts
the trauma of not only having to keep this child alive, but
having to spend time alone with him! He waxes poetic about
dirty diapers; spins theories on spanking; and mulls over
the more hidden advantages of parenthood, like carpool lane
access, carte blanche to use the ladies restroom, and an
alibi for missing family dinners. Mohr describes, in
painfully funny detail, the bizarre situations that all
parents inevitably face but can never prepare for (such as
when his kid discovered his dog’s rear end) as well as
moments of pure joy like taking his son to his first
baseball game. Mohr reports on the hilarious wisdom that his
son, Jackson, has taught him—like why it’s fun to play
"Kissy Boy" with the other boys at recess, how important
sunscreen is for avoiding a "sunborn," and how awesome it is
to get a "rainbow belt" in karate.
Riotously acerbic and
refreshingly honest, No Wonder My Parents Drank casts
the very funny Jay Mohr with an even funnier mini-me
sidekick as a supporting character in a little comedic love
story that every person who either is a parent or has a
parent will find delightful.
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