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The Age Newspaper
Reservoir Dad is a lovingly stitched book, held together by the many small incidents that make up Greagen’s journey of “child-lassoing and shoe-prospecting and kid-corralling”. Hilarious all throughout its vomit-, wee- and food-stained pages, it’s also at turns poignant, nostalgic, philosophical and wise. Written with bleary-eyed honesty and accompanied by a whole lot of daggy ’80s pop music, it explores the trajectory of romance and marriage to Tania, the births of each of their children, and all the chaos of a rumpled life well-lived.
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Clint is refreshingly honest about parenting, which is really about capturing the beautiful moments or being thankful through the hard times.
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What I admire most is Greagen’s obvious dedication to his sons, and his relationship with his wife, the ever-patient Reservoir Mum (aka Tania), with whom he still shares a weekly date night, on a mattress in front of the TV.
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This Charming Mum
It’s a story lots of us can relate to and it’s packed with the moments of family life we’ve probably all experienced, and read about, before: first days with a newborn, how to have a successful date night, kids say the darndest things and so on. The twist here, though, is in the no holds barred male perspective. Greagen’s storytelling also stands out from the crowd for its ability to swing between bawdy humour and insightful zingers that hit you like an arrow through the heart.
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Clint really has a way with words which makes it easy to get inside his head and see life from his perspective, it’s full of humour, he is one funny guy and I found it a down to earth and honest read.
Reservoir Dad is totally devoted to each of his boys and his love for his wife is just wonderful to read about. His sadness and devastation when one of their pregnancies miscarries is heartbreaking, and gave me a new insight into the father point of view of this very sad time in a family’s life. The experiences that he is providing for his children is quite remarkable. And quite inspiring.
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Reservoir Dad is, undoubtedly, a role model for all people. His writing is simple, easy, and strikingly effortless. His talent for helping and relating to other people (by profession he’s a youth worker) shines clearly and his failures and imperfections (which he confesses without discretion) make him all the more relatable. His playful, whimsical attitude and silly idioms keeps the reader on their toes and on the edge of their seat. Reservoir Dad is, without a doubt, an insight into the shifting gender roles of modern society.
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Clint loves his kids and loves being a dad and he’ll warm your heart telling you about it, and about how vulnerable it makes him feel. (‘This feels illegal,’ he says to Tania as they leave the hospital with newly-born Archie). He’ll also lay it out on a red satin pillow of self-deprecation, hyperbole, honesty, a little bit of tragedy, a decent nod to the haunting moments of our lives, and a wicked sense of humour and that’s why it works so well. It reminds you again of how normal bringing up children is and how damn awesome everyone who does it at least nominally well is. Even if your taste in 80’s music is outright cruddy.
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Sunny Coast Kids
This is one of the funniest books I have read for a long time. I laughed, cried and cringed, knowing only too well how honest they were.
There is no topic left untouched. Seriously none!!!
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