If you dare, the following books can be found in various bookstores and other
places of questionable taste. Some of my earlier titles have gone out of print
(much to the delight of purveyors of intellectual pursuit), but if you ask
nicely I may be able to dredge up a copy or two. Otherwise, just badger your
favorite local store until they relent and find you one.
|Mistake it Like a Man
Real Men Don’t Get Embarrassed…We Merely Appear Sunburned
Ever had your doctor give you valuable diet and exercise advice, then
gone out for a cheeseburger and fries to celebrate the fact that you’re
not dead yet? Do your teens flee the room in dismay when you try to use
their jargon to prove that you’re still “groovy”? Have you ever been
smitten by romance, pulled your wife close to you, and asked her to give
you one good reason you should not make passionate love to her at that
very moment, only to have her remind you that you are standing in the
grocery aisle? Dave Meurer has been through it all. And he’s got a tale
or two (fifty, actually, in Mistake It Like a Man ) that will shed some
light, albeit fluorescent, on all kinds of common manly experiences.
|The Hair-Raising Joys of
"God designed parenthood to be an enormous
character-building exercise," says frazzled dad Dave Meurer. In The
Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys, he explores the meaningful
reflections (a.k.a. the laugh-out-loud occurrences and
been-there-done-that moments) that only dads can truly understand. From
the seemingly impossible task of imparting moral guidance to getting
boys to take their cold medicine, this insightful book brings out the
humor in the practical challenges of raising sons. Yes, bringing up boys
is a monumental, multiyear battle--and that's just trying to get them to
eat their vegetables! But with Dave Meurer's help, readers will learn to
value each moment with a little style, humor, and grace.
Previously Published as Boyhood Daze
Childproof Your Home, but They'll Still Get In
Parenting is not for wimps.
In fact, it's a miracle that anyone can raise a kid and stay sane at the
same time. And every parent knows that sometimes you just have to wing
Dave Meurer says he's no parenting professional. But he is a dad. And
he's sure that you'll find some helpful tips in his observations,
reflections, and ruminations on fatherhood-not to mention his accounts
of inane outbursts, incredulous questions, and stunned exclamations.
With hilarious insight, Dave reflects on the things that drive parents
crazy and the things that make the adventure worth the ride.
Previously published as Stark Raving Dad
|If You Want Breakfast in
This book offers a laugh-a-minute look at marriage. Husbands
and wives cannot help but see themselves because the
topics--communication, sex, shopping, childbirth, mammograms, prostate
exams--are all common to life and are better laughed at than cried over.
The author is an award-winning humor writer who sees laughter as a gift
Cook Communications (2005)
| Good Spousekeeping
This laugh-a-minute book is about married life. Some really
serious topics are included - finances, keeping romance alive - but the
mirthful approach to the subject matter is refreshing! Meurer's writing is
hilarious, and manages to stay funny throughout the book without "spouse
bashing"! In fact, both husband and wife will come away with a little more
appreciation of their differences.
Cook Communications (2004)
Stark Raving Dad
Sometimes sanity is a learned skill! If you're striving to
be a "fairly functional father"---or love somebody who
is---here's help. Blending "Dave Barry" wit with Christian
worldview wisdom, Meurer's hilarious "parenting isn't for
wimps" guide offers a delightful mix of laugh aloud
anecdotes and profound points to ponder.
Bethany House (2002)
Out on a Whim
If laughter is the best medicine, Meurer gives you a double
dose! From prayer and menopause to gender-specific language
and food fights, his zany observations will make you laugh
until your sides ache---and teach you profound truths about
marriage, family, culture, God, and "flammable household
Bethany House (2001)
As the father of two boys and
was, according to rumor, once a boy himself. Raised as the
third of his parents' five kids, Dave got an early taste of
family. Now his childhood experiences and his time as the
father of two teenage boys have been written in his
outrageously funny book, Boyhood Daze. Less a parenting
guide--of which he feels there are too many-- than an
industrial sized dose of laughter, Boyhood Daze is for all
harried parents who need to know they are not alone as they
tackle the enormous task of raising boys.
Bethany House (1999)