A nationally syndicated columnist with the Rocky Mountain News, Cameron gained national attention with the publication of 8 SIMPLE RULES in hardcover, becoming a regular contributor to Time's "Your Family" column and a featured story on CNN, CBS's The Early Show, and in People magazine.

8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter-29

I know, I know, I give way too many 5-star reviews, but this book legitimately earned it. If you have a teenager, have had a teenager, if you ever once were a teenager, you can appreciate the comedy in this book, mostly because the finer points of the book are SO TRUE.

And sure, they're funny NOW but back then, not so much!

I've started to realize that my father was a saint for putting up with a hormonal teenage girl (me) and my menopausal mother at the same I know, I know, I give way too many 5-star reviews, but this book legitimately earned it. If you have a teenager, have had a teenager, if you ever once were a teenager, you can appreciate the comedy in this book, mostly because the finer points of the book are SO TRUE.

"Cameron's take on the angst felt by every father of a teenage daughter is witty, wise, and excruciatingly on the money" (Charles Shyer, writer and director, Father of the Bride I and II).

Many people say that you need to purchase the audio book version. I was reading out loud so I guess that was just like having the audio book...???

My parents were even in the car for some of it, and it had them chuckling in the back seat from all the memories of my teenage years no doubt.It might be sexist, but as a former teenage girl, I can certainly still laugh at it, as can Jim. :-) My husband and I checked the audiobook out from the library when we went on a road trip. He is hysterical and even if you don't have children or remember your own childhood, you will be smiling and noding along as you read. When I got home, it took me a few hours to recognize the need to purchase this Audible book. When I got home, it took me a few hours to recognize the need to purchase this Audible book.We lasted about halfway through the first cassette (yes, I said cassette), and I just had to turn it off because it was such a load of sexist crap!!! This past weekend, I saw an older edition of a paperback version of this book at one of my nearest local discount stores. Yes, it is the abridged version (which really makes me angry for it being so, so short) but when you couple that with the comic nature of the book, this version sure set me into a comic relief point This past weekend, I saw an older edition of a paperback version of this book at one of my nearest local discount stores. Yes, it is the abridged version (which really makes me angry for it being so, so short) but when you couple that with the comic nature of the book, this version sure set me into a comic relief point that restores my health to "normal" mode.It didn't take me all that long to finish this book (despite the fact that I was working on several books all at once. I hadn't heard his voice in ages, but knew he had died some years ago of unknown causes.The way he portrayed the author, it seemed like it was HIS story instead of the narrator of the book's words.Now, I only wish I could hear his voice on more works so I can help relive some more of Ritter's voice again more often.