How I Lost My Hair Raising Teenage Girls
and the lessons I learned
by Andrew McKinney
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Pub Date 14 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 11 Jun 2022
AM Press Ltd., Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Andrew McKinney seems to have it made: an important job, a great wife and three wonderful children. But when his two daughters become teenagers, life turns upside down. It's as if aliens have taken over the bodies of his loving daughters, leaving him confused and uncertain about what to do.
Follow Andrew's hilarious adventures as he deals with cell phones (from commando raids to decoy phones), wild parties, theft of his beer and a strange neighbour who prances around his pool naked and complains about their dog.
Family holidays provide some relief and family bonding, but comical mishaps ensue, such as racing down a mountain to reach the gate before it closes.
As they teeter on the brink of chaos, Andrew and his wife must determine what to do with their youngest and most rebellious child — send her to university or kick her out of the house? Part memoir and part self-help book, these warm-hearted stories sparkle with wit and wisdom while providing the laughs and support that a best friend would.
How I Lost My Hair Raising Teenage Girls is a parenting comedy for everyone. If you've raised teenagers or been one, then this is the book for you. If you haven't had children but wondered what it would be like, this is the book for you. And if you ever thought that pets would add to your domestic bliss, then ... this ... is the book for you!
A Note From the Publisher
ebook ISBN 9781777996413
As a senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Andrew McKinney learned only too well the pressures of work and family. He and his wife, Karen, raised a son, two daughters, a cat and a dog. And despite some difficult years, he cherishes the good times and funny moments that occurred when least expected. By sharing his challenging yet humorous experiences, he hopes to entertain readers who have raised kids and provide a roadmap to those beginning to navigate this stage of their lives.
After living with his family in a small town in Ontario for decades, Andrew has been on the run from his daughters ever since publication. Andrew McKinney is a pseudonym.
Visit his website www.howilostmyhairraisingteenagegirls.com, and follow him on Facebook or Instagram: @authorandrewmckinney
Andrew is also a songwriter, and you can listen to his songs and subscribe to his YouTube channel @andrewmckinneysongs
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Average rating from 10 members
A father of three navigates his way through life with his family, pets, disgruntled neighbours with varying degrees of success.
The places they visit both as a family and whilst he is on business are beautiful described and you can imagine yourself there.
Whilst not having children myself, I can empathise with lots of incidents in this book and it felt like a pleasure to read.
We can all relate to the lure of a screen especially with teenagers, so this just hits the spot
During the book I often thought, luckily there are more parents who go through the same thing. I'm almost through puberty, but recognized so much! Adolescents are about the same and now I know where my gray hair comes from ... recommended!
I loved the title of this book and couldn't wait to read it. As a mother of a teenage girl I can certainly relate to the stories in this book, from the cell phones to the hormones . I highly recommend this book even if you don't have children, it is very funny and well written.
I love how open, honest and just down right relatable this book was. I think book will be perfect for parents of teenagers, but also parents who’s kids haven’t reached the dreaded teens yet. The writing style was easy to digest and the flow of the book was really enjoyable
I had requested for this book because of the title. This was such a joy to read. Though I don't yet have children of my own, I can somehow relate to some of the incidents here. Being an eldest daughter in an Asian household, I've unknowingly sort of become a second parent as well. This is funny, well-written and just over all delightful. reading experience.
Thanks for the copy!
Having a teenage daughter myself I was interested in seeing the experience of someone who had gone through it and come out the other side - hairless or otherwise. It was an interesting read although painful to see what they were going through. It brought home to me how every family need to work together and be on the same page as parents with any conversation going on else it won't work. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone with a teenage daughter but especially those who are having troubling times. It makes you feel less alone.
This memoir is both a humorous and interesting look into the mind of a successful middle class father as he navigates a challenging career as he helps to raise his family. His particular challenge seems to be raising his teenage daughters (that he didn't seem to experience with his son). The author mentions other parents that had challenges with their sons. Given the author lives in Southern Ontario, his stories are particularly relatable to parents in our community.
Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book I exchange for an honest review.
I can relate to this book, having brought up two girls, which is just a nightmare. Such a funny book, hilarious from start to finish. If you have teenagers this is a must-read. Recommended.
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