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John, Chris, and Erik are neighbors in the quaint subdivision of The Creeks of Sage Valley Phase II. The three men happily live the typical suburban family life. But, it’s not all birthday parties and bounce houses.

These men struggle every day to fulfill their roles as fathers, friends, and husbands. They face challenges like grocery shopping under pressure, learning to be the Tooth Fairy, and competing for Halloween bragging rights. Throw in Santa and the HOA, and it all adds up to a whole lot of crap. 

This handsome volume includes: 

Dad vs. the Grocery Store - John would rather sit and watch the game, but his wife needs some things at the store. Can he complete the list and get back in time to see the end of the game? 

Dad vs. Halloween - Every Halloween, Chris has the scariest house on the block and gives out the best candy. But this year, someone is showing him up, and he'll stop at nothing to find out who. 

Dad vs. Santa - Erik has planned the perfect Christmas for his family. The plan is foolproof, bulletproof, and flame retardant. Nothing can undo the hours of planning and preparation. Nothing except maybe odd-shaped packages, ill-timed fruitcakes, or an errant neighborhood Santa Claus.

Dad vs. the Tooth Fairy - Erik always has a plan, and he's sure he would have figured out the whole Tooth Fairy thing, eventually. But, when his three-year-old son takes a frisbee to the mouth, he's forced to speed things up. 

Between neighborhood kids with big mouths and unhelpful dentists, he's going to need to improvise. Will he bend to the pressure of inflation? Will he get caught in the act? And, what do you do with those teeth anyway? 

Dad vs. the HOA (a novella) - There comes a time in every man's life when he must stand for the things he believes in. John doesn't believe in bagging his grass. So, when a new allergy-prone neighbor gets the HOA to require it, there's only one thing he can do - run for president of The Creeks of Sage Valley Phase II. 

John, Chris, and Erik put aside most of their differences to run a campaign that they hope will see John elected as president and end the meddling of the rule-loving new kid on the block. 

Will they succeed? It's doubtful.

©2021 Benjamin Wallace (P)2021 Benjamin Wallace

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  • swyrlgirl
  • 08-06-2021

Hilarious

Perfect reader and so funny! LOL funny! Kinda like Colbert's Hot Takes only more local. Loved it...next!

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  • Gilbert M. Stack
  • 11-07-2021

The Dads Are Back

I absolutely loved Wallace’s novel, Dads vs. Zombies, so I was very excited to read this prequel book with the dads dealing with ordinary mundane problems such as who has the best Halloween display or running errands for your wife at the grocery store. The stories were all funny, but after the incredible adventure in the first book, they also felt rather mundane. So, it’s a fun collection of stories, but it’s not an exciting adventure.

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  • Neona
  • 02-07-2021

Not really a sequel

I loved Dads vs Zombies so much I couldn't wait to listen to the sequel.

The title might be similar but this is not a true sequel. Instead it is individual stories that have absolutely nothing to do with the previous book. The characters are the same but this is more about each individual one and something about their life pre-zombie world.

I would love a true sequel to Dads vs Zombies where the Dads continue to battle zombies on a quest for a cure.

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  • 08-07-2021

Love these books

They need to get there thumb out and make more of these books, love the natural male drama and insults. Your a d***k, it got me laughing for 20 minutes made worse by coworkers looking confused... And top marks for the narrator he makes the book

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