Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Life With Father" by Clarence Day Jr. (1920) - REVIEW

Goodmorning and welcome to
 "The B.B. Weekly Review"

For my first review I have chosen a book called "Life With Father" by Clarence Day Jr., first copyright  1920.
I chose this book, firstly, because I just finished reading it this morning, and secondly because I wanted to start my blog off with an easy and fun read. 

"Life With Father" by Clarence Day Jr. is a true story about the daily life of a red-headed, New York family in the late 1800's. Each chapter reveals a different incident or characteristic in "Father's" life, making it easy to read either "on-the-go" or all at once. The Author remembers "Father" from a child's perspective, adding hilarity to every chapter as Father continuously loses his temper or forces his views and ego on everyone around him. "Father" rules the house and the money, but "Mother" is continually outwitting and scheming to get what she needs. Though often humourous at "Father's" expense, the book comes across as a wonderful and respectful memoire. Written in early 20th Century style, some people may find this book hard to relate to. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good chuckle. 

My Rating: 4/5
Have you read "Life With Father" by Clarence Day? Let me know what you thought of it!
Want to read it?

Happy Reading!


  1. I remember this book! It's a fun classic.

  2. Hi, what a lovely blog you have. Thanks for stopping by and following me. This book you wrote about "Life with Father"... I've never heard of it, but it sounds like something I might enjoy!


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