Thursday, March 27, 2008

Family Squeeze: A review

Family Squeeze is one of the best books I have read in a long time! Seriously, this book is a must read for all parents...or really, if you have parents. I think pretty much everyone can relate to stories that the author, Phil Callaway, tells.
You’re in the “Middle Ages”–sandwiched between the “greatest generation” and the “gimme” generations, busily juggling both with no relief in sight. Children are driving, and parents are not. Money is tight and so are your favorite jeans. And things that never ached before are beginning to give you trouble! For every baby boomer who wonders if it’s possible to navigate the Middle Ages with grace and style, Phil Callaway offers plenty of hope and a little hilarity, too. Because there’s nothing like a smile to make wrinkles less noticeable.
I think that Phil is a really funny author! So many times, while reading, I found myself laughing out loud at things he wrote. He goes through the chapters (which are short by the way because he said he has ADD) and tells stories of his family, kids, parents, and others. He goes through the stages of kids growing up...teenagers...and moving out. He talks of stories of his parents, and how they built a home in their home for them. This is a moving story book...and very comical. I really couldn't put it down long. It is a fast read, too.
Author Bio:
Described as “Dave Barry with a message,” author, speaker, and television host Phil Callaway has written twenty books, many of them bestsellers and is a popular speaker at conferences, camps and marriage retreats, coaxing laughter and tears from audiences worldwide. Of his personal accomplishments he rates the following highest: shutting off the TV to listen to his children’s questions (twice), taking out the garbage without being told (once), and convincing his high school sweetheart Ramona to marry him (once).
You can purchase the book at I highly recommend it!

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