When I started reading this book, I was laughing so hard, tears were running down my face and I could not see. Dave perspective of life is so spot on. My heart really goes out to all the parents and teachers who are experiencing this eLearning in todays world. Dave shows great humor and perspective in life raising 4 kids as a widower. Every person should read this book. I hope you enjoy it as much I did. Just glad I did not have to deal with that principal Margaret, she sounds very scary. Hope she does not correct my grammar on this review. LOL -Amazon Reviewer
Home School Hell is for every parent sentenced to remote learning prison, where the simple task of educating our children at home is like catching a murder hornet.
Laugh-out-loud funny, this book wryly captures the humorous daily struggles of a widowed father of four young children. Common Core math, lice shampoo in the eyes, infected Monopoly dice, and Styrofoam heads for pop bottle projects are only the beginning of the chaotic adventures, many of which are now all too familiar to parents turned remote learning teachers.
In between laughs is a poignant letter to his wife, telling her what has happened here on Earth, and how in the year 2020, when everything stopped, we had a better chance to see. The value of a teacher. The courage of those who risk their lives to save ours. The unfairness of disease. How we need hugs, lots of hugs. The gift of time. And the power of humor in the most difficult moments of our lives.
It’s a book not only for parents but every person in this country right now who could really use a smile.
About the Author
Dave Heilmann is an attorney, former mayor, writer, and a humorist. He has developed a reputation for his creative, thoughtful manner of being able to weave humor into any organization to make it more productive, more enjoyable and natural. He is a Founding Partner of The Headliners Consultants who lead a revolutionary new approach to communication training utilizing humor, music and media expertise. See more at https://www.theheadlinersinfo.com/
Dave has been featured in the Amazon Prime Video Series SpeakUp for his presentation “Humor on Trial,” His law practice includes employment law and civil defense litigation. His experience includes TV/radio commercials, professional improvisation, writing original comedic scripts, and founding a nationally recognized theater group.
• Finding humor in everything he does, Dave was brought in by TRU-TV to play Judge Dave for a season of Speeders Fight Back and was also a featured humor columnist for Chicago Lawyer magazine.
• While Mayor of one of Illinois’ largest municipalities, Dave was featured on Good Morning America for putting ”In the naaaame of love” and other humorous sayings under his community’s stop signs.
• You may catch Dave on your TV or radio – he has been an on-camera and voice-over actor for more than 100 commercials.
He is the father of four beautiful children and was married to the love of his life, Erica, for 18 years.