Thursday, March 27, 2008

Family Squeeze by Phil Callaway

So I may not be the most “qualified” to review this book, besides the fact that I read it. I’m not middle aged, at least I don’t think I am, I suppose I’m even part of the “gimme” generation that the author writes about, though I often feel as if I belong in the middle aged category! My pants and wallet are tight, a baby is on the way, and I’ll be caring for my mother before I know it! Family Squeeze: Tales of Hope and Hilarity for a Sandwiched Generation, written by Phil Callaway was perfect for me, even though I’m only almost 25, rather than almost 45. :-)

The book contains, on a Christian platform, 38 different stories, anecdotes, and tips for surviving this “sandwich” generation of middle age, broken down into chapters. My favorite is chapter 18: I Proposed in a Chain Letter. You’ll have to actually read the book the find out why, but it was so funny! There are also all kinds of quotes, cartoons, and a great introduction that tie in great with the chapters. I laughed so hard while reading this book, but it also makes great points. It may be funny, but there is a seriousness to the whole concept and one that will help me as a “youth” to grow into my own middle age gracefully.

If you are a parent on the verge of taking care of both your children and your own parents or even if you are on the younger side, as I am, you should definitely read this book. It’s a lot of fun and has a great message, all written with our Lord in mind. It really is a heartwarming, lovely book.


Cee Cee said...

Did I miss something? Is a baby literally on the way? OMG! Congrats if one is. Great review, I'm in a draw to win this book.

Amanda said...

Haha, sorry CeeCee, you must not have seen all my baby posts! Scroll down a ways and you'll find a bunch! Yes, a baby is on the way...a little boy! We're due in August, so as of this week we're halfway there!