I need your similes! You get free manly books!

by doodaddy on June 8, 2008

Father’s Day’s a-comin’, and I’m basking it it. First they put me and Boo on the cover of a magazine, then I get all sorts of suggestions for stuff I can put on the ol’ blog now that the big day is coming up! Most of the suggestions, as you can imagine, bite the big one (“You can tell your readers how much you love our foaming lather!”), but in this case a publisher is offering five of my loyal readers (and isn’t that a bizarre sensation) complete sets of their “manly” book list.

That’s right: win my little contest and you’ll get all eleven of the below-sketched books in your mailbox!

The Contest

So here’s the contest: I’m trying to write a song for my lovely wife Working Mom for our upcoming anniversary, but I need your input. Similes! Metaphors! Hyperbole would be great! Judging will be based on originality (no “your eyes are as blue as limpid pools”), poetic economy (gotta fit it into a song), and romantic goofiness (it’s me, after all). I’m looking for words to win her over, people!

Limit one literary device per person, please: I’m writing a song, not an epic ballad. And did I mention: the five winners get eleven books! The deadline is midnight of Father’s Day, of course.

(Sadly, U.S. and Canadian addresses only. Sorry! I’ll send the rest of you a pretty San Francisco postcard if you want?) 

The Prizes

Here’s the library you winners will be receiving: 



1. Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember By John Feinstein. Read an Excerpt here.
2. The Last Real Season By Mike Shropshire. Read an Excerpt

Military & History

3. Lone Survivor By Marcus Luttrell. Chapter Excerpt * Available in Audio format
4. A Tale of Two Subs By Jonathan McCullough. Watch the Video View Photo Gallery
5. A Terrible Glory By James Donovan. Chapter Excerpt
6. The Training Ground By Martin Dugard. Read an Excerpt


7. The Film Club By David Gilmour. Chapter Excerpt


8. The Whole Truth By David Baldacci. Read an Excerpt * Available in Audio format
9. Child 44 By Tom Smith. Visit Child44book.com Read a Chapter Excerpt * Available in Audio format
10. The Adventures of Slim & Howdy By Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn. Read an Excerpt

For Fathers-to-be:

11. The Dudes’ Guide to Pregnancy By Bill Lloyd , Scott Finch.

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Backpacking Dad June 8, 2008 at 6:57 pm

….larcenous lips….

Doodaddy June 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Eeeeeew. I mean, “Nice one!”

Xbox4NappyRash June 9, 2008 at 2:08 am

Spousally Xenophobic…

postcard my posterieur

mep June 9, 2008 at 9:07 am

the working mom who still gets me all worked up . . .

Kind of lame I know, can I try again later?

DadStuff June 14, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I would walk barefoot across Legos for you.

doodaddy June 14, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Yes! Now we’re talking!

Jeff mcCann June 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm

We go together like words on a page, like PB&J it’s our special day…

Sorry, I was feeling a bit of a jack johnson vibe.


Cindi June 19, 2008 at 11:30 am

My husband and I just celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary on May 31st. What I love to hear said to me, is “I would do it all over again!”
Thanks, Cindi

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