How to Raise a Good Kid – Starbuck O’Dwyer (OLD REVIEW)

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When I first got this book I was expecting it to be some sort of a guide on how to raise your child, but it proved to be much more than that.
The book is filled by short stories told by the author about his childhood and how he was raised. Now that may seem like a boring thing to read, but it is far from that. Most of the short stories are filled with humor that had me giggling like a little girl at the first (!) page. Not every story is told in a humorous way tho, some are quite serious. It all depends on what the topic or the main point of the story is and what the author is trying to tell and the issues he is trying to portray (racism for example). The stories are not your average “read one time and never again” type of stories. You will definitely find yourself returning to the book and reading that one story, that managed to sink in, again and again.
This book has it all, the good and the bad, and while it is not your typical guide on how to raise your children, you will see that every single story is basically the advice on how to do it. You will see that the values portrayed are something that you need to teach not only your children but also yourself. If we would all read and learn from stories like these, the world would be a much happier and friendlier place.
I must thank the author for sending me a review copy of this book. Thank you for this amazing book. The humor and the topic choices are excellent. This is one book that I will definitely hold on to because I feel like I am going to need it in the future.

Book recommendation: 9/10

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4 thoughts on “How to Raise a Good Kid – Starbuck O’Dwyer (OLD REVIEW)

  1. Nina 20 Apr 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Sounds like a very good book! These are the kind of books that I like to read. 😊

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    • vikingreviewsblog 20 Apr 2017 / 3:23 pm

      It is! The second books is not as good tho. I have a review coming up for that one somewhere at the end of this month. But both are something really special.

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      • Nina 20 Apr 2017 / 4:06 pm

        I see… I may check them out.
        Looking forward to your review on the second book!

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