No one writes about relationships and parenting quite like humorist Marc Prey. Now comes his first book, a laugh-out-loud funny, brutally honest and deeply touching collection of personal stories about one man's relationship with his spouse and offspring. In When It Comes to Spooning, I'm a Fork, Prey takes readers on a journey from first awkward date to raising teenagers, all the while exposing moments that seemingly shift from the hilarious to the poignant in the beat of a heart. And when it's over, readers may discover they've learned something about themselves along the way.
The best books about marriage and having children are the ones written by those who've experienced it firsthand. No clinical terms or hypothetical how to explanations will teach you about what will just be when you learn as you go. Rarely do we come across books written by men on the subject but this one in particular is definitely one that I think everyone will enjoy.
In his heartwarming and hilarious debut, When It Comes to Spooning, I’m a Fork, screenwriter Marc Prey transitions to author with a book that is definitely one that everyone must add to their reading list. Whether you are married with kids or not, you will enjoy and relate to many of the experiences that were talked about in his book. Its themed chapters, filled with stories from his life being a husband and a father, takes the reader on a journey from meeting his wife through raising their kids. Some moments leaving you laughing out loud and others giving you aha or why didn't I think that situations.
Prepare to read this book in one sitting because once you start, you won't want to stop. This is definitely not a how to but a sort of insightful introspection from a dad’s point of view that is a refreshing perspective. Not to limit this to just parents, this book can be read by anyone who wants a good laugh. Whether you laugh all the way through, find some inspiration along the way or just nod in agreement, this is one of those books that will make you smile.
Reviewed by Michelle Bowles
Publisher: Motivational Press
Publication date: 7/30/2013