From the New York Times bestselling writer of The Alphabet of Manliness comes I Am higher Than Your Kids, an inventive critique of kid's art squeezed from the teats of Maddox's proficient hands. eventually a publication that cuts these boastful little monsters right down to dimension. in the event you imagine childrens are useful snowflakes who're ideal in each approach, re-evaluate. for those who cherish each piece of artwork, each booklet record, each letter to Santa your baby delivers, then this booklet isn't for you. in case your fridge is decorated with mementos out of your child's formative years, then you definitely are a sucker.
Maddox, who has been writing hilarious essays for his well known web site, TheBestPageInTheUniverse.com on the grounds that 1996 (which gets over 1 million specific viewers in keeping with month), is the following to inform you ways your children are inferior, and why it concerns. in keeping with his hottest function on his site, I Am higher Than Your Kids, and that includes ninety nine percentage particular new content material, Maddox tells it love it is through announcing what we are all pondering once we see a kid's artwork.
For the 1st time in released shape, Maddox has integrated his personal early life drawings for feedback. do not believe he can draw greater than your children? pass judgement on for your self. From sub-par valentines, do-it-yourself "gifts," to crafts or even photos of kids, no element of teen creation is spared! Why gift weak spot and mediocrity with gold stars? you're in Maddox's global now, and no baby is secure from the scrutiny and significant gaze of the world's premiere authority on kid's crappy paintings.
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