Today we’re speaking with humorist, best-selling author and actual real-life teacher Robert Wilder about raising¬†teens! We first discovered his hilarious Daddy Needs a Drink way back in the early CMP days, and we’ve been fans ever since. Break up your day with this fun discussion¬†about his much-lauded first YA novel, Nickel, horror stories to¬†make you laugh out loud, and tips to help you get through¬†it all — whether you’re in the thick of it, been there/survived that, or it still feels a million years away.

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Links from the show

Nickel by Robert Wilder: The hilarious new YA novel from one of our favorite humorists


Nickel, the new YA novel by Robert Wilder

Our Daddy Needs a Drink review from back in the day!

Check out more about Robert Wilder on his website.


Our Cool Picks of the Week

Sea Black Prints by Chris Blackway on Etsy

Robert’s¬†Cool Pick of the Week: A slow cooker¬†+ a very delicious recipe we haven’t tried. Yet.

Liz’s Cool Pick of the Week: Widow Jane Bourbon, mmmm…

Kristen’s Cool Pick of the Week: Sea Black Prints, rad¬†linocut art all handcrafted by a¬†cool dad (above).


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