Giveaway & Review: The Desperate Dad’s Guide To Getting Some by Jackie Papandrew

Title: The Desperate Dad’s Guide to Getting Some ( and other tales from a slightly soiled marriage)

Author: Jackie Papandrew

Published: May 2011

Synopsis: If you’re a woman who understands that choreplay is most definitely foreplay, that hiding the remote control is a valid strategy for getting the Honey Do List done, and that while there’s no such thing as “woman’s work,” there are jobs only a man should have to do, then this book is for you. And if you’re a man who still hasn’t quite gotten the choreplay message, who thinks you have to be teeming with testosterone to use the grill and who truly believes men and women should share equal time and space in the bathroom, then, oh boy, is this book for you! Award-winning writer Jackie Papandrew takes us on a hilarious tour of her marriage, covering everything from bikinis to Kim Kardashian’s backside to stolen girly soap, and finally, to two match-making pigs. The Desperate Dad’s Guide to Getting Some is a riotous romp that even at its naughtiest is only rated PG. You’ll probably laugh off a certain posterior part of your body reading it!

Status: Read on December 06, 2011 — I own a copy {Courtesy the author}

My Thoughts:

If you have been married/co habitating with the love of your life for any length of time then the well crafted, hilarious pieces in The Desperate Dad’s Guide To Getting Some are likely to strike a chord. In sixteen years of marriage (and 21 years of togetherness) my husband still hasn’t figured out that unpacking the dishwasher or vacuuming the floor are far more effective romantic gestures than a bunch of wilting flowers from the garage.
With wit and warmth, Papandrew prods at the seemingly universal failings of men including their disregard for empty toilet rolls, unnatural attachment to remote controls and their uncanny likeness to basking walruses as they recline on the couch. I snickered often in recognition at the absurdities of long term relationships – I think my husband and I would likely flunk the Newlywed Game as well!
In the tradition of Erma Bombeck, the humor in The Desperate Dad’s Guide To Getting Some is clean, smart and spot on. I have just one complaint about this book – it was far too short!


About the Author

Jackie’s humor writing has been featured in several books, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, as well as in newspapers such as The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Tampa Tribune and The Oklahoman. She has won a Neal Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of business media, as well as awards from the Oklahoma Press Association, Parenting Publications of America, America’s Funniest Humor Press and the Florida Freelance Writers Association. Jackie is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. To learn more, visit, where you can also read an excerpt of her new book.

Jackie posts her humor columns on her Facebook page, along with amusing observations on life in general and, occasionally, pictures of her dogs. There are more than 33,000 people there already. You’ll make us all very happy if you too become a fan. Not only that, but you’ll have a rockin’ good time! OK, maybe it won’t be a rock-concert type of rockin’ good time, maybe more of a rocking-chair kind of rockin’ good time. But it’ll definitely be good for a laugh!

And if you tweet, follow Jackie on Twitter.

 The Desperate Dad’s Guide to Getting Some is available in paperback, as well as in Kindle and Nook formats.


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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kailana
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:07:20

    Sounds like a lot of fun. lol



  2. Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 12:29:34

    Oh my goodness, “choreplay”! That’s my new favourite word. (And agreed about the wilting flowers, Shelleyrae) 🙂



  3. Teddyree
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 16:02:30

    hahaha “Choreplay” … Love it and I couldn’t agree more 🙂
    I’d love to win a copy of this one; enjoyed your review Shelleyrae

    +1 – I tweeted

    + 1 – added this to my goodreads wishlist

    +1 – Sheree, Australia



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