The Life-Changing Magic of Goofing Off (Paperback)

By James Breakwell

BuzzPop, 9781499810325, 96pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2021

List Price: 12.99*
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A hilarious activity book from the popular @XplodingUnicorn Twitter comedian James Breakwell! Includes quizzes, activities, cutouts, and jokes for every kid to enjoy.

There are many books that teach kids how to be organized, excellent students, and in general how to get a grip on life. This is not one of those books. Dadfluencer James Breakwell has crafted a hilarious activity book designed to relieve the pressures of everyday life and let kids just enjoy taking some time to wonder about truly ridiculous questions including things to yell going down a waterslide, calculating your height in ducks, and taking a quiz to determine if you're a spider. It's self-care for kids wrapped in a funny and absurd package of jokes and activities for the smart, quirky young person.

With over 90 full-color pages of puzzles, quizzes, activities, and cutouts, The Life-Changing Magic of Goofing Off is hours of fun for every kid who just needs to take a break sometimes. Perfect for slumber parties, rainy days, and long car trips that need to be survived -- or ELSE!

About the Author


James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages eight and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dad on social media.

Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled by USA TodayUS WeeklyThe Daily MailMetroThe TelegraphCosmopolitanBetter Homes and GardensBuzzfeedHuffington PostUpworthyThe ChiveBored Panda9gagCollege Humor, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and internet outlets. Pictures of his smiling girls have been displayed in newspapers as far away as India. His articles have appeared in Reader's DigestThe Federalist, and AskMen. He has been a guest multiple times on HLN's The Daily Share.

Closer magazine named James its 2016 Blogger Dad of the Year. In 2017, he was a finalist for a Shorty Award in the parenting category.

James is the author of three parenting books. Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a guide for raising a happy, healthy child when the undead roam the earth. Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child teaches regular moms and dads to best overachieving moms and dads using strategic laziness. And How to Survive Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday walks parents through how to survive the typical hazards of suburban life.