September 23, 2010

The Father Life

The Father Life (the men's magazine for dads -- so you better keep out, ladies!) has reviewed Bro-Jitsu. They liked it and you can click here to read the full text.

But one thing stood out to me about the review. Bathrooms. Here are a couple quotes:
"I enjoyed this text as a very entertaining bathroom read and highly recommend it..."

"I also appreciate the brevity of the text. This helped make it an excellent bathroom reader."
Leading me to ask myself, "How do I feel about the fact that people are dropping the kids off at the pool while reading my book?" Hmm...

I definitely didn't have this reading state in mind while I was writing. There are no special scatalogical references beyond those natural to youth. That said, I do understand the sentiment. Bro-Jitsu is easy to read because it is written in small chunks that are easy to digest and just plop into your head. (Sorry, that was gross.)

Now that I think about it, I'm sort of flattered that people are reading my work while in this very vulnerable state. Also, imagining people giggling while sitting on the toilet kind of cracks me up. And last, the review was written on a web site for fathers. That's what we do as fathers. We're gross. We're honest. We poop.

So, the moral of the story is that if you ever sit on the toilet, you should consider buying Bro-Jitsu.