Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fathermucker: A Novel by Greg Olear....Review and Giveaway!

Oh how I love a smart, funny book that finds the humor in everyday life.  In the just released Fathermucker by Greg Olear I have found a book that is all of the above and then some.  This one had me laughing out loud, nodding my head in agreement and sometimes cringing in shared embarrassments.  This one had me at "Max and Ruby" (read it and you will know why!).  Here is the scoop...

Senior editor at the online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown and author of Totally Killer, author Greg Olear brings us a not-so-typical day in the life of stay-at-home dad Josh Lansky, juggling myriad fatherly responsibilities while dealing with the maddening realization that his  away-on-business wife just might be having an affair. Fathermucker is a sweet, heartrending, often hilarious look at family life from the dad’s perspective that Nick Hornby fans will most certainly respond to. As Jessica Anne Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home and The Summer of Naked Swim Parties so insightfully points out, “Only a writer with the verve, daring, and great talent of Greg Olear could pull off a novel that deals with sippy cups, masturbation, autism spectrum disorder, affairs, and play-dates all at once.”


Book Description
A day in the life of a dad on the brink: Josh Lansky—second-rate screenwriter, fledgling freelancer, and stay-at-home dad of two preschoolers—has held everything together while his wife is away on business . . . until this morning’s playdate, when he finds out through the mommy grapevine that she might be having an affair. What Josh needs is a break. He’s not going to get one. 



This book is just so witty.  It touches upon what so many moms and, obviously, dads  feel like sometimes...exhausted slaves to our sweet little darlings.  Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have it any other way but isn't it nice to hear someone else  dish about the tough stuff and, even better, the funny stuff about parenting??  Greg Olear does this all in a way that will have you laughing out loud and eagerly turning the page to find out what happens next in this day of all days for Josh Lansky!  Pick up this read today on Amazon...

Harper Collins is giving one lucky RBM reader a cop of Fathmucker by Greg Olear! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

46 comments:

debbie said...

The name really caught me, but it sounds really funny. I would love to read it.

Melissa {AllSewnUp} said...

I need a book that I can relate with, I've been pikcing up books left and right and not getting half-way through before I quit them. The books I used to read befre I had kids, just aren't cutting it lately, I think need something that speaks to the mom of me more lately, [if that makes any sense at all]… and one that can make me laugh, that'd be a bonus!

pamela b said...

I really want to read it not only because of the strange title but by the way you describe it. It got me interested and makes me want more.
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slb3334 said...

Looks like a good book.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

My son in law would love this book
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Bee's and Jay's said...

I've actually heard of this book from my sister, it was something she wanted to read and so do I. Looks like a good read. I love funny books!

Hifam said...

This book sounds entertaining. I would love to read it. Humor always helps put things in perspective. jody h

Gina said...

I could use a funny read!

summer said...

I want to read this book because it sound very entertaining.

summer said...

I want to read this book because it sound very entertaining.

summer said...

I want to read this book because it sound very entertaining.

summer said...

I want to read this book because it sound very entertaining.

Heather! said...

I would love to win this because it sounds really funny. I love to escape into a good book, especially a good FUNNY one!
Thanks!
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Penny W said...

I want to win this book because it sounds really funny and I'm interested in the "dad" point of view!

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lisa morse said...

I would love to read this book and then give it to my brother in law!

Jolee said...

Sounds like a cool character....:-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

sandyandcosmo said...

The title alone makes me want to read this book!

Lentil said...

I want to read it because it sounds like I will really be able to relate to it... Max & Ruby!

corey1971 said...

You had me at: "smart, funny book that finds the humor in everyday life." (olomon@hotmail.com)

Mercedes said...

How often do you see a book and say, "I've genuinely never read anything like that before?" My attention is caught!

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kimberly said...

I get my brother in law a book every christmas and I know he would love this!

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Princess said...

I love a fun book- would love to give a go

Domina said...

NICE! Hummm....would make an awesome gift as well!

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I am also hosting a giveaway for Baby Tone DVDs. It is a great gift for a new mom who would love to workout with their baby while bonding. Would love it if you could stop by! http://getittogetherdomina.blogspot.com/2011/10/baby-tone-dvd-giveaway.html

Jessica said...

This book sounds great :)

Nanny Anna said...

I love a good Funny Book. In order to make someone lol while reading, you have to have a great writing style...I enjoy that.

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Sunnie said...

It looks so funny, I want to hear the max and ruby story, my kid loves that show.
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Megan said...

I'd like to read this because I need a good laugh
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Jen H said...

I really need a new book to read, a good book! I have read all the ones I have around here

Juleemm said...

I love to read and this sounds funny.

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

this looks like an excellent funny read

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Nicole B said...

Saw him in an interview about this book & thought it sounded funny! Would love to read it!

Lana Bradstream said...

I want it because I love good humor books.
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Stephanie said...

I want to read it because it's nice to find the humor in raising kids

Janet W. said...

I want to win because first of all the name caught my eye, and secondly because I think it's something my son in law would enjoy!
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Tara Haidinger said...

I want to read it bc it sounds so funny.

Tara H
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Sweetsillysara said...

It sounds like a fun and entertaining read that might help me understand the Dad's point of view better!
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Kristen said...

Based on your description, it sounds like a good read!

one frugal lady said...

I'd love to read about a stay at home dad's perspective!
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Cassie said...

I would love a good laugh! Plot sounds great!
Cassie
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Laurie said...

sounds like a good funny book-love the title!

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Justin said...

since I'm a dad it sounds like it might give me a good laugh and I'm sure I can empathize with the main character :)

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Robin Blankenship said...

It looks funny

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~Mandy~ said...

Sounds like a funny book, not to mention the name is catchy!

mandy
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Alicia C. said...

Well, when you mentioned Max and Ruby, I knew I just had to read this book! I need a little light reading for those times when I'm about to lose it and this book sounds like it's coming from someone who knows exactly where my mental state of mind might be!

ezmerelda said...

I think my husband could identify with this (not the affair part, but the staying at home part).

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Donna said...

It sounds good.
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