Parents Behaving Badly is an uproarious, surprising, and poignant satire of American suburbia and youth sports gone wild. Everyone that has ever been involved with youth sports can relate. Kids, coaches, friends, family - everyone knows "that guy" or "that mom". The setting is Little League, but the experiences and issues are universal.
Layered beneath the book's laugh-out-loud action are provocative questions about the what ifs of our adolescence, the lost art of personal interaction in the age of texting and Twitter and Facebook, what constitutes infidelity, and the blurring of the line between fair play and bad sports.
Parents Behaving Badly is a good, fun listen that will make you laugh, make you think, and make for conversation in bleachers and on sidelines everywhere.
"Parents Behaving Badly isn't just a sharp satire about Little League madness; it's also a shrewd and sympathetic portrait of a mid-life marriage. Scott Gummer writes with equal insight about wayward spouses and conniving coaches." (Tom Perrotta)
"Scott Gummer does a great job of reminding us why kids play sports, why parents coach and, with tongue in cheek, what happens when parents forget that sports are supposed to be fun. With a great deal of humor he never loses sight of the life lessons baseball teaches kids and parents alike. Parents Behaving Badly is a thoroughly entertaining story of a youth baseball season that should be a must read." (Cal Ripken, Jr., member, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Chairman and CEO Ripken Baseball)
"Parents Behaving Badly is the perfect melding of the modern American bloodsports of Little League and wedlock: harrowing and warm-hearted." (Larry Doyle, author of I Love You, Beth Cooper and Go Mutants)
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Yes! Ant sports parent can relate, and the rest of the story is hilarious!
The crazy sports parents!
The ending was the best!
I think the title is perfect!