Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
By Amber Dusick
(Harlequin, Hardcover, 9780373892747, 224pp.)
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
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"The drawings aren't very good, Mama."
Crappy Boy, age 5
Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up.
This book won't make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know.
Amber Dusick was a sleep-deprived mother of two when she sat down to write her first blog post at CrappyPictures.com. Her pictures were admittedly crappy, but her hilarious take on parenting made the site an overnight success. She lives in Los Angeles with her not-at-all-crappy husband, two sons and two black cats. She also has a fish but usually leaves him out of bios.
Amber Dusick has transformed the truest, grittiest, and most cringe-inducing trials of parenting into something incredibly hysterical, poignant and meaningful. --Mayim Bialik, author of Beyond the Sling, actress Big Bang Theory
"If you are a parent, or even just have or know a parent, you will love this book. It's seriously impossible NOT to. I dare you to try."
--Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy
"The drawings aren't very good, Mama." -- Crappy Boy, age 5