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Dummy: The Comedy and Chaos of Real-Life Parenting

Matt Coyne

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Prose: non-fiction, Advice on parenting, Humour

'The night before Charlie was born I had this dream. I dreamt that I was a soldier, riding into battle ... completely naked, and on the back of a large, inflatable duck.'

Matt Coyne has become a hero for thousands of parents everywhere who are devoted followers of his popular blog, MAN VS BABY.

This is his book, and it is not your average parenting tome. It's packed with completely impractical advice for the bewildered new mum or dad - stuff you won't find anywhere else: from 'Profanity Bingo' for labour to a categorisation of various nappy disasters. But, more than that, it is the story of how becoming a parent is a kind of beautiful insanity - a thing that changes you.

Above all, DUMMY will keep you laughing through the exhaustion, the mystery and the madness of bringing up your own children.

This is the parenting book for real people.

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Praise for Dummy: The Comedy and Chaos of Real-Life Parenting

  • A hero for dads everywhere - Daily Mirror

  • Very, very funny - This Morning

  • Hilarious but accurate account of finding your feet as a parent ... Matt Coyne's post has struck a chord with parents from all over the world - Daily Mail

  • Brutally honest rant on the reality of parenthood has taken the internet by storm - Daily Telegraph

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Matt Coyne

MATT COYNE is a 42-year-old graphic designer from Sheffield. In September 2015, Matt's life was turned upside-down by the arrival of his first child, Charlie. After three months of fatherhood, he logged on to Facebook and wrote about his experience of having to live with 'a furious, sleep-murdering, unstable and incontinent, breasts-obsessed midget lodger'. Within days, his post about surviving the first few months of parenthood became a viral sensation and was shared all over the world. He continues to
impart his parental triumphs and disasters on his blog, Man vs Baby.
Facebook: /manversusbaby
Twitter: @mattcoyney