I've seen spoiled and bratty kids scream and cry because they didn't get the present they wanted. Black Friday scares the bejeezus out of me, and I refuse to step outside of the house during this dark and bleak time (shameful it’s right after a time of giving thanks).
Christmas has become, as Dawson said, a “shopping holiday.” It becomes weeks of stress, credit card debt, a push and shove at the toy store. Heck, people are even being killed for that season’s “it” item (e.g. Regarding the front cover of the graphic novel, I am curious to know why Dawson chose to have a caricature of himself holding a rifle if he is so against guns?
I didn't quite understand it, nor did I feel it was cohesive with the rest of the overall story.
I don’t think it’s fair for Dawson to have a negative reaction to a family who is doing exactly what he wishes: they are celebrating Christmas the way THEY want to, and not in the way that many other Americans celebrate (e.g., houses decorated with heaps of Christmas lights, mechanical Santa Clauses, or blow up snowmen).Many people celebrate Christmas without knowing its history or meaning behind the holiday.I knew I would have a difficult time reading the graphic novel after reading just the first few pages.Dawson seems to pronounce his opinions and beliefs quite emphatically from the beginning.Mike Dawson is the author of three books: Freddie & Me In Rules for Dating My Daughter, Mike Dawson uses visual storytelling to offer original, compelling, and funny commentary on fatherhood, gun rights, the gender of toys, and staying sane in a world where school shootings and Disney princesses get equal billing.
Mike Dawson is the author of three books: Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody, Troop 142, and Angie Bongiolatti.
But something (possibly either Mari Naomi's review, or the fact that I'm a recent stepparent to a five-year-old) inspired me to put this on my hold list at the library. I try to filter my reading list by limiting how many books I read by each author (unless I'm a srs fangirl), and I already read Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody AND Troop 142 by this guy, too. This is a collection of short pieces (something I didn't realize before cracking it), and not all of them are specifically about parenting. Many of them were originally published on his blog.
But something (possibly either Mari Naomi's review, or the fact that I'm a recent stepparent to a five-year-old) inspired me to put this on my hold list at the library. The title is the name of the second piece in, a reflection which lasts less than 10 pages. He includes what I infer to be drawings by his daughter in between pieces.
I am not a "devoted" Christian (as in go to church every Sunday), but my beliefs, values, and morals stem from the foundation of the Catholic religion.
I do believe in God, I do pray, and I do ask for His help from time to time.
It's my review based on how I interpreted Mike Dawson's graphic novel "Rules For Dating My Daughter." Additionally, I do not have any animosity or any ill wishes against the author.