Family Squeeze– Phil Callaway

April 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

I’ve just finished reading another book by author, speaker and columnist Phil Callaway. This is not a commercial, but a whole-hearted and warm thank you to him for sharing his life experiences, offering hope and humour in an often challenging situation.

Phil Callaway was keynote speaker for the Write!Canada conference in 2005.  I have never laughed so much in one keynote speech as I laughed that day. Indeed the hall was quaking with laughter during his presentation, and not at him, but in the humour he presents that we identified with. I have read more of his books since then. I laugh and cry with him as he shares his stories.

In Family Squeeze, published in 2008, he addresses the challenge of raising teenagers while caring for aging parents, while balancing personal life. Here’s one of his lines, “Poverty is hereditary; you get it from your kids.”

You’ll find much more of that humour between the pages of his books. Enjoy this clip of Phil Callaway about his book, Family Squeeze: Tales of Hope and Hilarity for a Sandwiched Generation.

Maybe you, too, will go in search of his books or hear him present a keynote speech some day. Enjoy!


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