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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (209 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Gummer Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781611200560
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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 blurring the line between fair play and bad sports. Parents Behaving Badly is a good, fun read that will make you laugh, make you think, and make for conversation in bleachers and on sidelines everywhere.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 2/15/2014

    " I thought this book was terrible. I found it hard to follow and it is even titled poorly. I thought I would related to the content but it turned out I didn't at all. I guess this book is mainly for people who are very involved in the baseball scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/14/2014

    " This is a fun summer read. If your child has been in Little League, you will enjoy the antics of the parents. A fun look at childrens' sports, parents and the players themselves. Ben and Jili move back to California and find themselves in the middle of a crazy Little League season. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 2/13/2014

    " I picked this up as a whim at Borders last year, because the title made me laugh. It was a funny read and the perfect transition book for me after reading the intense Hunger Games series. The book has a very observational tone and takes place over the course of a season of Little League in a fictional California town. In some places, it would have been nice to have a little more depth, but it's just not that kind of book. Once you've accepted that, you can enjoy the ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 1/8/2014

    " Very enlightening. A little dirty, but I loved the writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerri H | 12/27/2013

    " Little League baseball at its best...and worst. From a super-competitive coach to a thong-wearing mom with a serpent tattoo, this book has the full spectrum of personalities at the ball field. Funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Gummer | 10/6/2013

    " what can I say, it's my baby. I invite your thoughts, questions, and comments on scottgummer@gmail.com. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Czerwinski | 4/21/2013

    " Coaches and parents of sporty-kids should read this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 3/10/2013

    " I loved this - it actually made me laugh out loud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen -only4lightn | 2/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It has all kinds of real life lessons that can be applied to any parent. Being in the midst of league softball with my kid, I could see a lot of the parents, and some of the couches in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 11/20/2012

    " Easy to read, likable story - I enjoyed the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alissa | 10/4/2012

    " Maybe if I had kids in little league I would find this book more entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Doyle | 3/19/2012

    " I'd give this a 3.5 if I could. Quick, funny, look into youth sports today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Sloan | 3/5/2012

    " I got a kick out of this book and its take on youth sports and midlife marriage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/27/2011

    " I finished a book! A book for adults! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Bruderer | 10/20/2011

    " Great book for people who have kids in sports and for people who have kids growing up in the same town that they live in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 5/18/2011

    " Great book for people who have kids in sports and for people who have kids growing up in the same town that they live in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 3/23/2011

    " what can I say, it's my baby. I invite your thoughts, questions, and comments on scottgummer@gmail.com. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/10/2011

    " This book is great for anyone who used to play organized sports, is the parent of someone who does, or knows anyone involved in it in any way. It was a really fast read. The humor was a welcome laugh at the end of a long day. I highly recommend this great book! "

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About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.