Something's Very Wrong! Sports Parents Drive Me Nuts!
The characters, scenarios and vivid descriptions of the “enemy-parent” are hilarious, yet they invariably leave the reader with a bit of self doubt and wonder. -Jack Helbick, ACSW, LICSW, DCSW, Psychotherapist
Tom Gomes does to crazy, over the top, sports parents, what Simon Cowell does to aspiring American Idols.
This humorous collection of twenty five short stories provides a satirical and insightful view into the world of organized, children’s sports and the overzealous parents who are living their lives vicariously through the eyes of their children. You are certain to recognize these misguided characters in familiar journeys that will undoubtedly make you laugh out loud, cry, and perhaps wonder “Have I ever done this?”. Join us on these hysterical adventures. The book is an entertaining, familiar and quick read!
This is a book that supports coaches, teams, leagues and all those angelic volunteers who unselfishly offer their precious time to educate, train and entertain our children. You won’t see any coach-bashing or league-lambasting in this book. What you will see is an author who is having a whole lot of fun confronting those misfit parents who humiliate their children; scream at referees; coach from the sidelines; use team sports as babysitting services; embarrass them selves; and generally annoy everyone around them.
Bob Bigelow; youth sports reformer and activist; Author of “Just Let the Kids Play" “I learned many years ago that life is far better lived- and told- anecdotally, rather than analytically. Tom Gomes’ witty and trenchant compilation of youth sports parables is the perfect manifestation of this insight. It’s guaranteed to make adults think hard about what their proper behavior should be, before they ever set foot near a child’s sports venue again.”
Listen to Tom's recent radio interview on CBS's WBZ 1030 radio!!