Most parenting books are chock full of practical advice or cherished chestnuts about changing diapers. "Death by Children" offers neither and is all the better for it.
Published: November 7, 2013
Released just last month, Death by Children is a collection of Bull Garlington’s columns from Birmingham Parent, Chicago Parent, syndicated to various magazines across the U.S. Although it’s funny, Garlington insists the stories are tragic examples of his failure to be even an adequate parent.
Starting as a blog in 2008, Death by Children was picked up by Chicago Parent in 2010 and New York Parenting in 2011. Reprints run in various parenting and family magazines (Birmingham Parent, Sonoma Family LIfe, Tulsa Kids, and Michiana Family).
The column was nominated for the Parenting Media Association award for best humor award in 2010, was a finalist in 2011, and won the Silver Award in 2012. Everything Goes Media, the national branch of venerable Chicago Publisher, Lake Claremont Press, who published Garlington’s first book, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats, (with Sgt. David Haynes of the CPD) optioned the column early this year.
Born in Birmingham, Garlington is the Creative Director and Media Relations Manager for Biznussoft, Inc., an SaaS software development company based in Hoffman Estates. When he’s not in the office, he writes from his home in Chicago, where he lives with his wife, who will not allow her name in print because she has a real job and is embarrassed; his children, Rah and Roon, depicted in excruciating detail in the book; and his color coordinated pets.
Read his column each month across from the inside back cover in the print edition of Birmingham Parent or online at www.birminghamparent.com.
Purchase the book online at www.amazon.com.