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Dad Rules: A Chick Lit Parody

by | 1st, February 2008

coleen.jpg“MEN’S heads are filled with confusion, fear and football statistics,” writes Andrew Clover in the Times.

Andrew is a champion of man’s lib, and has written a book called Dad Rules. It is a pun.

Here’s a sample of Mr Clover’s writing: “Saturday night. I sleep with my wife and baby. It’s like being in a trench in Flanders. Bright lights beam. Bodily matter is ejected and consumed. People scream, but their writhing mouths can’t say the word ‘Mummy’. I behave like a captain during bombardment.”

How’s that, then? Until we see Ross Kemp in Afghanistan most of us how no idea how a captain behaves when under attack. Perhaps he writes a blog post?

Reading this, we wonder if Andrew is a woman’s name, and if Andrew is the name of any of the panelists on Loose Women. It might be Coleen Nolan’s nom de plume, and more power to her were it so.

But we fear Andrew is a man. But as we reach for the pills, it dawns on us that this is a neat parody on the most trite kind of chick lit, a male reply to Fashionably Latte, Anorak’s own work.

All it lacks is a name for this kind of writing. Any suggestions..?



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