A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting

A User s Guide to Neglectful Parenting Meditations on fatherhood from the author of Jerusalem Chronicles from the Holy CityWith A User s Guide to Neglectful Parenting the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle s landmark and praise

  • Title: A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting
  • Author: Guy Delisle Helge Dascher
  • ISBN: 9781770461178
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Meditations on fatherhood from the author of Jerusalem Chronicles from the Holy CityWith A User s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle s landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer wry solutions to the petty frustrationsMeditations on fatherhood from the author of Jerusalem Chronicles from the Holy CityWith A User s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle s landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer wry solutions to the petty frustrations of being a dad who works from home Readers familiar with Delisle s stranger in a strange land technique for storytelling employed in Jerusalem, Pyongyang, Burma, and Shenzhen will recognize the titular parent in this book Delisle s travelogues were simultaneously portraits of complex places and times, and portraits of a stay at home dad s ever changing relationship with his children while his wife is out working for Doctors Without Borders The relationship between young child and all too irony aware parent is beautifully done here, and Delisle s loose flowing style has been set free, creating a wonderful sense of motion throughout A User s Guide to Neglectful Parenting is an intimate, offbeat look at the joys of parenting.

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    1. Guy Delisle takes a break from his usual travelogue comics to produce a highly amusing look at being a dad, specifically his parenting style towards his young son and daughter. The stories range from Delisle’s shortcomings as a dad to his mischievous nature trumping his paternal instincts – all stories which are almost all hilarious.One of the stories shows Delisle forgetting to put a coin under his son’s pillow when his tooth falls out – for 3 nights in a row! – and having to make up [...]

    2. IO, COMUNQUE, PREFERISCO LA MAMMANon all’altezza delle sue opere più celebri, prima fra tutte quella che gli ha fatto vincere il festival di Angoulême (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, che considera secondo in Europa dopo il Lucca Comics, mentre a me invece risulta buon primo).In questa guida del padre cattivo c’è qualche banalità, e poche scoperte.Delisle è canadese e insieme ai due figli viaggia il mondo al seguito della moglie che lavora per MSF. Presumo sia questo il m [...]

    3. My favorite Delisle book so far! He is a great and simple artist, very clean lines, very attractive and accomplished sense of style, always. Meticulous, inviting, and the tone of his voice in his narratives always annoys me, irritates me, even offends me but here he is hilarious in his self-deprecating tales of failed or neglectful parenting that most parents (and kids, and former kids) can relate to. I really, really liked it. Reminded me of Jeffrey Brown's parenting books such as the Darth Vad [...]

    4. I've read two graphic novels by Guy Delisle: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Burma Chronicles. They were both pretty impressive. This one was a big disappointment. The book is very short, with just two simple drawings per page. Although I do like Delisle's signature artwork, the humor falls flat with me. I'd go as far as saying some of it is boarder-line offensive (telling your daughter a bedtime story about a baby that falls to its death outside its bedroom window? just not funny). Unli [...]

    5. J'ai juste trouvé ça vraiment insignifiant. Mais je pense aussi que je n'ai jamais trop été dans son public cible

    6. Divertido, bastante diferente al otro libro que leí de él, Pyongyang. Quizás la gran pega es que es muy corto.

    7. I found this while looking in my library's online catalog for a different book by the author (Hostage). This was so different from the book I was looking for that I requested it. It took me about 15-20 minutes to read. It's a short collection of comics about a dad's interactions with his son and daughter (the mother is never seen). They were amusing, nothing completely unbelievable, which leads me to believe these scenarios might have actually happened. I loved the ones about the Easter bunny an [...]

    8. El cómic está muy bien. Tiene chistes muy buenos. Y el formato libro es muy cómodo. Como gran pega es que se hace corto, se lee en una sentada y te quedas con ganas de más y pensando si han merecido la pena los 12€ que vale en España. Pero al terminar lo primero que pensé es si había más libros y que los quería leer así que muy recomendable.

    9. Something different from his usual travel tales, this book focuses on Guy Delisle's experiences in parenting. Most of the stories were mediocre. Some not even funny at all. But rather disturbing. Such as scaring his little girl about a tree sprouting from her stomach. And a bedtime story about a monkey breaking into the house, killing the baby. What a douche!

    10. Après Pyongyang, j'ai enchaîné direct avec le Guide du mauvais père. C'est d'un drôle ! J'adore ces petits actes et phrases d'enfants criant de vérité. Ca se lit très très vite (20 minutes) mais c'en est pas moins divertissant. J'imagine que c'est également une bonne idée cadeau pour un futur papa.Le tome 2 et 3 sont sur ma to-read list ;)

    11. Not bad; occasionally really funny and to the point, but this is read in just five minutes and then you can forget about it. That's not very longlasting entertainment or value for money.

    12. A cartoonist father recounts funny little stories with his kids. There is no wife featured in the comics, though the boy mentions a mom once. The book as a whole is made up of half a dozen or more stories, ranging from practical jokes from the father (the chainsaw one was one of my favorite), the hypocrisy of parenting, or just fooling your kids in various ways. I think I have encountered nearly all of them in some way or another in my own parenting of my kids, so the stories are even better whe [...]

    13. Vraisemblablement inspiré des Chroniques d'une Mère Indigne de Caroline Allard, Delisle avait commencé sur son blogue une série de petites histoires mettant en scène ses enfants et son “moi” romancé (du moins on l'espère!) dans des scènettes où son jugement de père lui faisait (supposément) défaut. Le livre compile ces histoires et en rajoute plusieurs autres. Ce qui est extraordinaire avec Guy Delisle c'est que malgré qu'il utilise un style extrêmement simple, ses illustration [...]

    14. A User's Guide to Neglectful ParentingGuy Delisle, Helge Dascher (Translation)Like other graphic novels by the author, this book focuses on small, odd, or dysfunctional situations. Then he lets the details of the small situations add up for a broader understanding. At least that was so in Jerusalem and Pyongyang.That approach does not work so well with Neglectful Parenting; the author seems more interested in poking fun at himself with improbable situations. This does not generalize, at least fo [...]

    15. È Delisle. Che altro dovrei aggiungere? È tutta quella simpatia che riversa in ogni sua graphic journalism, quella senza pensiero pur parlando di dittature e guerre. Come diventa la sua simpatia se fine a se stessa? Un tributo alle risate e al mal di pancia. E alla pazzia se letto sul treno mentre tutti vi guardano (la pazzia siete voi per chi non lo conosce, sia chiaro). Irriverente, come sempre, anche con i suoi bambini. Dura troppo poco ma per fortuna si può rileggere. Ogni volta che si vu [...]

    16. Fun little book about a father who doesn't really get it that his kids are not his age-similar friends; there are things which you maybe should avoid discussing with them. Such as baby-snatching monkey news, when the kid is just about to go to sleepDrawings are as charming as Delisle's usual fareOnly drawback: it took maybe 10 minutes to read, so don't expect a book to snuggle up with for a couple of evenings.

    17. Letto in mezz'ora mentre facevo l' aerosol! S-T-U-P-E-N-D-O!!! Sto ancora ridendo! Guy è un papà come tanti alle prese coi due figli: la piccola Alice e il maschietto di cui non sappiamo il nome. Spiega ridendo com'è il Coniglio Pasquale pretendendo che il piccolo gli creda, lo spaventa fingendo di tagliarsi una mano con la motosega, ruba con l' inganno i cereali alla piccola e tante altre situazioni che ti fanno desiderare di avere un padre così!!

    18. Maybe because I am not into comics, I really didn't know what to expect form these books. But as soon as I read the first page I didn't want to stop reading. Being a parent and reading this book make you laugh from beginning to end, since you can see yourself reflected in so many ways. Nice drawings and the daily life events pop up in a very special way. Highly recommended.

    19. Ich habe gerade eine sehr schöne halbe Stunde verbracht und mir die wunderschön einfach gezeichneten Erziehungsfehler von Guy Delisle angeschaut.Ich fühlte mich bestens unterhalten, aber der Fortsetzungsband gefiel mir noch viel besser, da musste ich richtig laut lachen.

    20. Not sure if this is "Guide du mauvais père 1" or a compilation of the three, but I'm using it to represent vol 1. All three are good - funny, fast reads, relatable. 1+2 are better than 3.

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