Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, is this week’s featured podcast guest! Thanks to the success of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a 6-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Jeff was on the set of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie (The Long Haul) on the day we spoke and we talked about what’s it’s like for him to see his books turned into movies. We also talked how he comes up with the plots for his books, how his family and neighbors view his celebrity and about how he started posting Diary of a Wimpy Kid online, long before a book was ever published. We also talk about his brand new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, which is sure to be his next bestseller.
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
- Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid Website
- Jeff’s Bookstore, An Unlikely Story
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (the movie)
About Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast
Since this episode was originally released, the show has evolved into Breaking Down Parenting: A ParentNormal Podcast. It’s a show that’s for imperfect parents by imperfect parents. Hosted by humorist and imperfect parent of three Chris Cate, every episode breaks down a topic that causes parents to break down, such as putting kids to bed, potty training, the terrible twos, homework, clothing, discipline, cleaning up, cooking for kids, and so on….
By the end of each topic breakdown, parents will hopefully realize they aren’t alone in their struggles and that the craziness all parents go through is actually quite funny when it’s looked at in the right light. After all, the mission of the show is to help parents laugh when they want to cry.
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