Expect full comic delivery throughout the book, and frequent boasting of Foxx’s winning an Oscar. Also, quick scenes that jump from Foxx’s youth, paralleling with raising his daughters and how they intertwined. After a while the jumping back and forth becomes tiresome—chronological events are often more easily followed ... an excellent, tell-it-like-it-is, no holds barred memoir and modern-day parenting guide, but more accurately, it’s a loving tribute to his two cherished daughters.
Oscar-winning actor Foxx takes readers on a rollicking ride through his childhood, rise to stardom, and parenting adventures that are still in progress ... Foxx displays his comedic timing and pacing and is always entertaining, blending the folksy yet hard-edged wisdom of his adoptive grandmother with hard-won, more worldly 'New Dad' sensibilities he acquires while raising his children in Hollywood under very different circumstances from those of his own childhood ... Fans will appreciate the many mentions of Foxx’s famous friends and the deep-dive into his healing from his sometimes painful early life. Foxx’s parenting-advice book is the equivalent of a vitamin-packed smoothie: sweet, fun, and easy to enjoy, full of slyly concealed nourishment and goodness.
... full of genuine reflection and heartfelt humor ... Foxx writes in a jovial manner, with jokes flying constantly ... Yet where this book truly excels is in its honesty, offering an intimate look past Jamie Foxx the famous actor to reveal a relatable figure with 'two young girls... who don’t give a shit about any of that.' Fans and parents alike will get a kick out of this.