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Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal Review

LIS_Cover_sealLife Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad is by far one of the best books that I have read in a long time. That could be the end of this review but I should probably tell you why it’s one of the best. It has taking me a long time to finally write the review, but I finished this book in less than 2 days because I couldn’t put it down.

As some of you may know, I work home. I work for myself, actually for my clients, but you get the point. Amanda is a teacher, so that means she is gone most of the day and I am home all day. Since I feel that being a teacher is one of the most important jobs in our world and I understand how hard she works, I like to make sure the house is cleaned, dishes are done, food is cooked and laundry is done. So, even though we don’t have kids, I am a stay at home dad in training.

When I first met Scott in real life in Indianapolis, I loved the fact that he was a stay at home dad and I couldn’t wait to read the book. There were so many different stories in the book that I caught myself saying, wow, I had that same discussion or thought with Amanda.

Scott does an amazing job telling the story of a stay at home dad by making it funny and serious at different times. Honestly, I think he makes it look cool to be a stay at home dad.  Tie in a little sports and diabetes, and you have yourself a best seller

A few of my favorite chapters in the book are:

  • The Path to Parenthood Starts with Sex
  • I May Be Growing Ovaries
  • Her Breathe Smells Funny
  • I Remember Having Sex..and the Baby Proves It
  • Could I See You in the Basement for a Minute?

I would definitely (this is so cliche, but oh well) recommend this book to my friends and family.  In fact, the copy that I have has now been read by myself, my mother, grandmother, and I read most of it out loud to my wife because I was laughing so much throughout it.

If you haven’t read this book already, I hope you enjoy.