Over the years I have read many books about parenting which have been written by parents. Most of them I will say have usually been written by mums.
So when the book, What Could Go Wrong?, written by Brett Grayson dropped through my letterbox, I was a quite excited to start reading. The main reason for this is because a dad wrote it, and so few parenting stories of the journey we go on when we become parents are written by dads.
Being a dad myself it is always more interesting to read a dads journey of becoming a parent, because it something I can relate to so much more.
Brett is married and a father of two children. He lives in the suburbs of America and commutes daily to the city for work, but as he says he would rather be a writer and it is the reason he has written this book.
The book is a family’s journey through marriage, having a family, becoming a parent and also touches upon depression.
What I particularly loved about this book is that it emphasises how difficult parenting can be, but Brett has managed extremely well, and I might add he’s managed to find a funny side to what are sometimes tough moments when you are a parent.
The book has everything required to make it a good read. It’s funny, heartwarming, sad and will at times make you laugh out loud. The situations that Brett has found himself in as a parent completely resonated with me as I have also found myself in such similar situations, if not exactly the same ones as a dad myself.
From the first page I was hooked on Brett’s fatherhood journey, and the trials and tribulations that we all have with our children. The truthful way that is in Brett’s writing and his honesty especially when talking about his and his wife’s mental health issues is quite honestly inspiring.
If you only buy one book this year make sure it is this one. After reading it you will realise you are not alone when experiencing the good and bad times of being a dad. I would highly recommend this as a read of the year. I loved it.
It is released on January 15th 2019, but you can pre-order it right here.
For the purpose of this review I was gifted a copy of the book. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.