An unlikely blog from Help for Busy Mums
Strictly speaking doing a book review or blogging about a book called “Baring all down under – the hilarious confessions of a bewildered backpacker” if I am absolutely honest is something I wouldn’t write about on here. Now that is not because I am a prude, (this book is quite risqué as the title indicates), or because I prefer something a bit more high brow.
Principally it is because this book isn’t about Mum or parenting stuff.
But for me, that is not really the case, as this is a book written by my son….there is a sort of a parenting link.
Enjoy funny books and films
If you like the In Betweeners, the Wedding Crashers, An Idiot Abroad or any of this genre of films or books and fancy a book that will make you laugh out loud then this is one to download today. Yes I admit I am biased. But generally most Mums are.
The proud Mum of the author Baring all Down Under
So my reason for mentioning this is to do my little bit to promote my son Steve’s books which have just been reviewed by News International in Australia.. Read their book review here.
Seriously though this book is funny even if you didn’t know my son (bless him). It tackles those every day occurrences that can happen to anyone but it seems that Steve seems to attract more than his fair share.
Despite a degree from Reading University and a successful journalism and writing career Steve has about as much common sense as the average cuddly toy (sorry Steve) and seems to have large gaps in general knowledge although when it comes to football he is like a walking encyclopedia.
This has resulted in our family, and more recently his lovely wife enjoying many hilarious moments – at Steve’s expense. His very literal approach to life does seem to mean he spends much of his life in a state of surprised bewilderment and it is this which he has documented with great comic aplomb in Baring all Down Under.
Baring all Down Under is rude – but also very funny. And as a Mum of several daughters who also went back-packing slightly disturbing. However I would like to think how proud both his Grandad’s would be of his writing these books – as they both encouraged him to to focus on writing and journalism before they passed away.
Here is the blurb on Baring all Down Under.
Desperate to escape the UK, despite his strong dislike of travelling, a blindfolded Steve Deeks stabs a pen into a world map to decide where to head, ending up with Australia as his destination. He then bravely embarks on his adventure into the unknown – with hilarious consequences.
For more information and to download his eBook click on the link. Hilarious Confessions of a Bewildered Backpacker: Baring All Down Under