Having 2 boys, I know that the struggle to have your child eat is very, very real. And I’m not just talking about the healthy stuff, either. At one point or another, kids just simply don’t want to eat! Or sometimes they’d say they want to, and then just eat like, 2 spoons out of the meal that you prepare for them (ugh!) If you’re a parent just like me, then I’m certain that you’ve tried at least a few tricks like ‘The Airplane’ or the ‘Choo Choo Train’, amongst others. And if you have, then you’d also know that they’re not really that effective… (sigh!)
To all the parents out there struggling with a “picky eater”, our next giveaway would totally be the bee’s knees for you.
Finally, a book that not only gets us, but also finds the humor in a fight that a lot of parents almost surrender to! Written by New York Times bestselling author, Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Owen Brozman (who has illustrated for National Geographic), this books just begs to be read by parents who, according to Mashable, have “precious angels who rip you from your three hours of sleep to demand food that they won’t actually eat”, and I could not agree more! It’s an uproarious take on something that us parents battles away with. It’s such a delight to read!
I asked Adam what his childhood LEAST favorite meal was – I wanted to know what his Mom served him that was so horrible! Here is his reply:
[blockquote cite="Adam Mansbach" type="left"]"By leaps and bounds, the worst meal I ever had to eat as a child was something called "Scrod Salad. It has since been banned by the UN. I'm not sure anybody outside the Greater Boston area even knows what scrod (which sounds like a venereal disease or an alien overlord) is, but it's a white fish with a firm consistency - unless you overcook it, mush it up, and turn it into a mayo-intensive paste. I have no idea why my mother decided this was a recipe worth trying, particularly since she wasn't the recipe-trying type, but she made this for some friends, and I took one bite and ran to the sink to spit it out. I ate everything without complaint, so this was totally out of character. I'm pretty sure it was also the consensus. That was the Grand Opening/Grand Closing for Scrod Salad.”[/blockquote]
You Have to F**king Eat is actually a sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller, Go the F**k to Sleep, which, according to National Public Radio, is “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep.” and has been dubbed by the New York Times as a “A new Bible for weary parents”. Almost any parent would be able to relate to this book as well! Click here to buy Go the F**k to Sleep
Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 international bestseller Go the F*** to Sleep, as well as the novels Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, The Dead Run, and The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, the Believer, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. His daughter Vivien is six.