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The Fake Books Are Taking Over

Ugh, new trend alert!

Let’s just say that you heard it here first, but we fear there is a new trend in parenting literature that we’ll call the mockumanual (get it? like a fake parenting book?). It started of course with the wildly popular mock-children’s book, Go the F*!% to Sleep. That book rocketed its way to #1 on Amazon months before it was even released and then the author Adam Mansbach managed to sell the film rights! (That one should be as good as the film version of What to Expect when You’re Expecting!)

So really, it was only a matter of time before the copycats started to come out (Goodnight Ipad, anyone?). And now the trend has jumped from parodying literature, to parodying that thing that’s all too easy to mock–the parenting manual.
How Not to Kill Your Baby: A Slightly Useless Guide
hit bookstores yesterday. (And no need to point this out, but we did notice that both Adam Mansbach and Jacob Sager Weinstein are Jewish.)

Am I the only one who finds the whole thing sort of annoying? Or am I just pissed that Kveller didn’t write it first?

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