Yep, it's a parody. Took about an hour to read, but had to wait until eldest daughter had finished it ... which was less than one night, - which is the most 'engaged' she's been in a book for the quite a while.
Now the youngest daughter is pretty keen to read it too, but hey! There's a pecking order here!
It was pretty witty most of the way through it, covering just about everything from The Creation to the year 2011. The picture to the right here is from the back cover, and gives a pretty good indication of the content of the rest of the book. Which is the whole point of the stuff on the back cover, isn't it? Like, D'oh!
Is there a down side? Sigh. See picture below.