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Unique Gifts for Adults: Fireside Grown-Up Guides


A surefire treatment for arrested development, Fireside Grown-Up Guides offer a darkly humorous and delightfully deadpan take on the complicated world around us, because life is just as confusing to a forty-year-old as it is to a four-year-old. These American adaptations of the U.K. bestseller list-dominating series (the tongue-firmly-in-cheek Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups) address the uniquely modern problems facing today’s “Dicks and Janes” and provide the gentle reassurance needed to  grow up without giving up. 

The international publishing phenomenon and ridiculously funny new parody series that helps grown-ups learn about the world around them using large clear type, simple and easy-to-grasp words, frequent repetition, and thoughtful matching of text with pictures.

Have you been having trouble with the How, Why, and Wheres? Well fear no more. The Fireside Grown-Up Guide series understands that the world is just as confusing to a forty-year-old as it is to a four-year-old. We’re here to help and break down the most pressing and complex issues of our day into easy-to-digest pieces of information paired with vivid illustrations even a child could understand.

Pairing vibrant color images from classic children’s books with subversive, laugh out loud (really!) new text, these pocket-sized books break down pressing issues into easily digestible snippets that trick grown-ups into thinking they have taught themselves to cope.

Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Hangover – A good hangover is a complete mystery. How did this happen? Why do I feed so horrible? In this Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Hangover, we’ll investigate exactly how much debauchery you caused last night and what you can do for that pounding headache today. Filled with practical advice and fun facts—like how your consumption of bacon is totally justified for this morning—this guide might even persuade you to drink less next time, but we all know that’s not going to happen.

Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Mom – A mom has two very important jobs: to look after her children and to do everything else well. In this Fireside Grown-Up Guide to Mom, we learn about what moms like (making toys out of corks from her many, many wine bottles), what she hates (the sound of her own voice, which now sounds just like her mom’s), what she’s really thinking about when she leaves her children with a babysitter (whether or not the babysitter can handle these little monsters), and many other enlightening facts.

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