Monday, February 27, 2023

*Review* New Dad, Same Bad Jokes by Slade Wentworth

 Genre: Joke Book
Published: October 18, 2022
Pages: 128

Q: Why is that baby still in diapers?
A: I’ll give you two reasons: number one and number two.

Calling new dads! Cackle and eye-roll your way through baby’s first year with 365 hilariously horrible dad jokes for parents who have no idea what they’re in for. Classically corny plus new cringe, these jokes help first-time dads take a load off, tickle their loved ones, and give baby their first giggly groan. 
New Dad, Same Bad Jokes won’t make it easier to be a new parent, but it will soften the blow with some hearty LOLs, new-dad tips, and prompts to document the messy, endearing, and hilarious moments of first-time fatherhood. While baby might still be little, this dad joke book is full-groan!

Inside, Dad will find:
  • A joke a day for baby’s first year! Baby jokes and a whole lot more. 365 classic puns, one-liners, and Q&As to give you a zing when that coffee won’t quite cut it.
  • Hilariously useful Dad Hacks. Stop pee mid-air? Wrap baby like a burrito? Help mom eat one-handed? Tips you didn’t know you needed to survive year one.
  • Space to record early memories of baby. Prompts to jot down the sweet, the silly, the stinky as baby grows from swaddled to swindler.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

So I'm not the target audience for this book as I am neither a father, nor the parent of a newborn. I have been the parent of a newborn in the past though, so I can still appreciate the humor surrounding newborns to an extent. I also have a friend who loves a good pun, which is what dad jokes tend to be. So I went into this book looking for jokes I could share with her. 

I am a person who in high school, used to subscribe to several joke a day emails and I actually had the time to read them and learned lots of new jokes, to the point that whenever someone tried to tell a joke, I usually already had the punchline. I was a bit unbearable in high school and I'm not sure that's changed. Now most of those jokes weren't baby-centered, so there were a fair number of jokes in this book that were at least newish to me. There were others that I've seen floating around Facebook for a while, but those did not make up the majority of jokes included, and they were more generic jokes to begin with. 

I would definitely recommend this book for any dad joke aficionados or new fathers looking to become experts at telling dad jokes. You might just find a good joke or two to bring a smile to your partner's very sleep-deprived face in those early days, and as the jokes are short, you should be able to find some time to read a joke a day. Overall I give this book 4.32 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Slade Wentworth is a dad-writer-cook who cracks jokes like he cracks eggs, often making a mess of both. As a father of two boys and a husband to one wife, Slade found a passion for writing parenting essays and dad jokes as soon as his firstborn first pooped in the tub. He later began sharing them on social media, building a community of involved parents and a following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

A native Floridian, Slade has lived in New York and Seattle and currently resides with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He’s enjoyed a 25-year career in publishing, advertising, education, and technology. He’s currently the learning and development director for a financial technology firm, as well as the founder/content creator of The Dad Briefs LLC, a social media marketing company.

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