The title of this book is what grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. I wasn’t disappointed.
When I picked this book, I had no idea who Ron Fournier was. Turns out, if I paid any real attention to politics, I might have. Fournier spent 20 years working for the Associated Press, part of that time in Washington D.C. He is a senior political columnist of National Journal. But this book isn’t really about any of that. It is about Fournier being a dad.
I can’t go any longer without saying I loved this book. Loved, loved, loved this book.
I knew this book would be about parenting but I was not expecting such an honest assessment of his own parenting from the author. As I read, I learned about the parenting journey that Fournier took (literally and figuratively) soon after his son received an Asperger’s diagnosis. Through his storytelling, I felt like I was being given the chance to truly reflect on my own parenting. What do I expect? How am I communicating my expectations? How much to outside pressure influence what I expect? What do I need to change? Great questions that I should come back to again and again.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. The honest storytelling is unmatched in any other parenting book I have ever read.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.