Forget Having Kids. I’m Having Fun: 1000 Random Reasons I Chose to Be #ChildFree – Dane A. Reid

Forget Having Children. I’m Having Fun examines how the personal choice of having children affects happiness, mental well-being, financial circumstances, relationships, sex, opportunities, and society as a whole. It’s funny, over-the-top, spicy, and no-holds-barred hard-hitting. It utilizes personal stories and anecdotes to illustrate the complexities of being both a parent and an adult.

Chapters like Anthony Bourdain discuss the hard topics of depression. In contrast, Chapter 20 entitled “Kids Have Cooties” make lite of children’s lack of awareness of germs, even making false claims that children started covid and that by coughing on my cupcakes even gave me diabetes. Chapter 1 explores why people encourage everyone to go down the right path while chapter 24 “The Book Of Brittany Part 2” challenges the idea of whether or not a man should have a say in having a child or an abortion.

This book is a wild ride. Nothing is off limits in this examination of life itself. It will make you laugh, it will question your ideals, and in the last chapter will simply make you say “Oh Wow. Did that just happen?”