Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl: A Dad's Survival Guide to Raising Daughters

Brian A Klems (Author)


Rules for Raising Little Girls

As the father of a daughter, I wish I'd read this very funny book sooner, if only to know that it's OK for a grown man to wear a tutu. - Dave Barry

Required reading for any parent who doesn't know pants from leggings. - Dan Zevin, author of Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

It's easy to imagine how you'd raise a boy--all the golf outings, lawnmower lessons, and Little League championships you'd attend--but playing dad to a little princess may take some education. In Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl, Brian, a father of three girls, shares his tactics for surviving this new and glittery world. From baby dolls and bedtime rituals to potty training and dance recitals, he leads you through all the trials and tribulations you'll face as you're raising your daughter. He'll also show you how to navigate your way through tough situations, like making sure that she doesn't start dating until she's fifty.

Complete with commandments for restroom trips and properly participating in a tea party, Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl will brace you for all those hours playing house--and psych you up for the awesomeness of raising a daughter who has you lovingly wrapped around her little finger.

Somehow, Brian Klems has taken one of the most traumatic situations known to a father--having a daughter--and made it into something so completely hilarious you'll laugh until you've got oxygen deprivation! - W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

Product Details

Adams Media Corporation
Publish Date
April 18, 2013
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.5 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Brian A. Klems is a writer, husband, softball player, perennial fantasy sports underachiever, and father of three lovely little girls. He's a proud graduate of the journalism school at Ohio University. He's also the online editor of Writer's Digest magazine. When he isn't explaining the differences between "who" and "whom" on his "The Writer's Dig" blog or mowing his lawn (two weeks later than he should have), he's likely playing "Ring Around the Rosy" with his daughters. You can visit his website at www.TheLifeofDad.com.


A humorous guide for dads of daughters, covering the ins and outs of everything from hosting tea parties to living in a world of pink. - Toronto Star

Laugh-out-loud book. - Chicago Tribune

I would recommend any person, man or women, who is expecting a daughter to read 'Oh, You're Having a Girl' for a good laugh about the joys and antics that comes with having all girls. - Coastal Carolina Parent