It's not easy being a father and it often seems that it's a terribly thankless task, so finding a book which recognises that is great. Jennings' story is a delight, with plenty of useful touchstones for readers. It certainly helps put things in a little perspective! And is a bloomin' good read too! Great fun for non-father (and mothers) too, I reckon.
Charles Jennings staggers through fatherhood, agonising over whether to hit or not to hit; trying to reconcile his love of his sons with their ability to irritate him intensely; fretting over their every growth spurt and personality trait. It's witty and entertaining but you wonder if his intention was to make fatherhood sound at all attractive or alluring - much of it works as extremely effective contraception.