Lying to Children (Paperback)

By Alex Shahla

Fitzwilde LLC, 9780997796520, 344pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

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A fictional father writes letters to his college-aged daughter and son remembering events, large and small, from their family's past in the poignant and hilarious Lying to Children. This collection of sometimes outrageous, sometimes sad, often heartwarming interconnected vignettes features a delightful confessional celebration of family life told in stories from a dad's unique perspective. Centered around the untruths parents regularly tell their kids in an effort to protect (or silence) them--from "Daddy Loves his Job" to "There's a Jolly Fat Man who Brings You Presents (Assembly Required)" --Lying to Children is an unforgettable familial history filled with laughter, tears, and life lessons, and brimming over with a somewhat-less-than-perfect suburban dad's unwavering love.

About the Author

Alex Shahla received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Praise For Lying to Children

"The flawless celebration of the quintessential suburban family and raising children, Lying to Children is perfect for fans of Tom Perrota, Jonathan Tropper and Nora Ephron. It’ll have you experiencing happiness, laughter, sadness, heartache, and every emotion in between.”
— Redbook