E-Book Review and Description:
“Call Me Dad, Not Dude. The Sequel” by Matthew Keenan, is a follow-up to his 2007 best seller, "Call Me Dad, Not Dude." Keenan’s latest book includes 71 columns published in the Kansas City Star, with another 12 of his best stories published in 435 South Magazine – 264 pages in all.
In Keenan's columns, he finds humor in all things teens — the adolescent sports scene, Prom, texting, reclaiming rights to the car radio, and making sense of the lease agreement for college boy’s party house. Additional columns include the misadventures involved in having three sons in Boy Scouts and leading the troop on campouts during tornado season.
Keenan's voice also speaks to growing up in the 60's and 70's in small town America, and he deftly draws contrasts from the parenting styles of old school parents to the helicopter moms of the modern age. Keenan's commentaries are a fun and refreshing viewpoint on raising kids today.
Old school, new school, ‘hello – what school?’ If it’s happened to your kids, or it’s about to, Keenan’s already been there, done that!
Get this book and laugh until you cry! And that’s just the first chapter – “Raising Teens.” Additional chapters represent Keenan's commentaries on growing old, coaching the "rec teams" and having a high school senior decide he's interested in picking a college based on the weather map. Sound familiar? Then you need to get this book and read Keenan's commentaries.
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Someone ought to adjust the suitable brightness of display before reading the eBook. It's a most common issue that many of the individuals generally endure while using an eBook. Due to this they suffer with eye sores and head aches. The very best alternative to overcome this serious difficulty is to reduce the brightness of the displays of eBook by making particular changes in the settings. You can also adjust the brightness of display depending on the type of system you're utilizing as there exists bunch of the means to adjust the brightness. It is proposed to keep the brightness to possible minimum amount as this can help you to increase the time you could spend in reading and provide you great comfort onto your eyes while reading.
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It is proposed that never use eBook reader in full screen mode. It is recommended not to go for reading the eBook in full screen mode. While it might appear easy to read with full-screen without turning the page of the eBook quite often, it set lot of pressure in your eyes while reading in this mode. Always favor to read the eBook in exactly the same span that would be similar to the printed book. This really is so, because your eyes are used to the length of the printed book and it would be comfortable that you read in exactly the same way. Try various shapes or sizes until you find one with which you will be comfortable to read eBook.
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Specialized problems One difficulty on eBook readers with LCD screens is the fact that it will not take long before you try your eyes from reading. To help prevent this, you should use the “white on black” characteristic of your iPad or similar characteristics to other eBook readers. This will help make reading easier.
By using all these powerful techniques, you can surely improve your eBook reading experience to a great extent. These tips will help you not only to prevent specific dangers which you may face while reading eBook consistently but also ease you to take pleasure in the reading experience with great relaxation.