NetGalley: Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood by Matteo Bussola
Title: Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood
Author: Matteo Bussola
Published: May 9, 2017
Publisher: Penguin Group TarcherPerigee
Genre: Humor, Parenting and Families
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
This #1 Italian bestseller, offering a father's observations of the everyday moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, has struck a chord with readers around the globe.
Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife Paola; their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania (ages eight, four, and two); and their two dogs. For two years, he's been writing posts on Facebook capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is the memoir that grew out of these writings. Divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall, the book follows the different seasons of parenthood and life. At times moving, and at others humorous, these writings remind people to savor the present and appreciate the simple things in life. As Matteo says, "Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania are the lens through which I observe the world. . . . My daughters remind me that being a father means living in that gray area between responsibility and carelessness, strength and softness." Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is an eloquent memoir by a gifted storyteller.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
I expected more from this book I guess because when I read an excerpt of one part I felt that it was going to speak volumes to me and be a bit humorous.....because we all know you have to have humor in parenting. Your kid/s will do something and all you will want to do is laugh even though you might not are suppose to.
This is a collection of memories he and his wife have had with their children. To me nothing was really funny except the part where he walked to the store and stopped to rest, only to then walk home and realize what he forgot. I can totally relate to him in that sense.
Everything else was just little things that his children would say or do, and the questions they ask. This really wasn't for me, but for a short quick read it was okay.