• By Topher Goggin

    Illustrated by Rick Cunningham

  • Listen to the Show!

    Latest Episode - June 14, 2022: TaleSpin, Superman, Not Your Mother's Goons: The Gingerbread Man

  • Not Your Mother's Goose Comes to YouTube!

    Now you can check out your favorite Not Your Mother's Goose bits on YouTube!

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    Not Your Mother's Goose is now a hilarious podcast! Hosted by Topher Goggin, the NYMG Podcast features the hysterical material from the book, plus BRAND NEW stories, fairy tale "news," fake ads, and "Rapunzel's Jukebox" song parodies you can't miss.


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  • Haunted Mansion Wins Tournament of Rides!

  • The Tournament of Rides presented by World of Walt has a champion! From a field of 40 heavyweights, including the newest rides in the park, Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion battled through the fray to win the title of the top ride at all of Walt Disney World.
    Nostalgia reigned supreme in the finals, as the Haunted Mansion thumped Disney's newest masterpiece, Rise of the Resistance. Picking up nearly 59% of the votes, the Mansion jumped to an early lead on day one of voting and never looked back, simply giving Kylo Ren an invitation to become its 1000th happy haunt.
    The win completed a magical run through the bracket for Haunted Mansion, which came in seed 8th in its own park by the committee (guess we missed the boat on that one...). With wins over Buzz Lightyear, the Seven Dwarfs' Mine Train, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar Flight of Passage, and Rise of the Resistance, the Mansion truly took on contenders of all styles and vintages en route to the championship.
    #8 (MK) Haunted Mansion (59%) def. #1 (HS) Rise of the Resistance (41%)

  • Relive the action - check out the final brackets!

    * Magic Kingdom * Epcot * Hollywood Studios * Animal Kingdom * Championship *

    Thank you to everyone who cast ballots - we received over 6500 votes over the course of the tournament from Disney fans all over the world. Thanks as well to Herb from World of Walt for presenting the tournament and providing updates on his weekly Disney walkabouts. If you are a Disney fan, be sure to get notifications from World of Walt on Facebook for a trip to the parks nearly every Saturday. Stay tuned to Not Your Mother's Goose for more Disney fun!


  • Original Goose: The funny fairy tale book you never knew you needed

    Not Your Mother's Goose is a series of totally irreverent, mega-sarcastic fairy tale recaps for grown-ups, along with hilarious fake news stories and headlines ranging from Old McDonald bombing on Wheel of Fortune after only buying vowels to Pinocchio succumbing to a long battle with Dutch Elm Disease. Add in Rick Cunningham's gut-busting illustrations and you've got a laugh fest you could give as a gift, but that you'll probably just want to keep for yourself. ORDER NOW IN PRINT OR FOR AMAZON KINDLE, INCLUDING KINDLE UNLIMITED

  • Adult Coloring Book!

    Grab your markers and laugh your stress away while you color almost 30 hilarious cartoons drawn by Rick Cunningham, including exclusive material not in the main book!

  • Get the Audiobook!

    Want to listen to the original? Get the audiobook edition of Not Your Mother's Goose, read by Earphones and Audie Award-winning narrator Eric Martin (Bad Reception, Hoot Gibson: Vegas Cowboy). Get it now from Audible!

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  • Featured Product - 2022 CALENDARS!!

    BRAND NEW! You've missed the first few days, but you can still get the 2022 Not Your Mother's Goose Calendar. Comes complete with 17 hilarious Rick Cunningham cartoons, some from the book, plus a few new ones!

  • About Us

    Topher Goggin

    Author/Podcast Host

    Having passed second grade (on the very first try), Topher Goggin is highly qualified to write a fairy tale book like Not Your Mother's Goose. He now works as a small town lawyer in Central Michigan, and announces football and basketball. More info.

    Rick Cunningham


    Owner of Cunningham's, Rick Cunningham is an award-winning design/illustration studio specializing in marketing support systems, Rick has been seriously devoting more time to fun projects (like Not Your Mother's Goose).

    Eric Martin

    Audiobook Narrator

    Eric Martin is the Earphones and Audie Award winning narrator of nearly 200 audiobooks, including Pulitzer Prize winners and #1 NY Times Bestsellers. He has performed works for The New Yorker and The Atlantic by Michael Chabon, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace. Eric is also the co-creator and writer of original audio series like Bad Reception and Hoot Gibson: Vegas Cowboy, and produced and narrated the full-cast production of the NY Times Monthly Bestseller Stinker Lets Loose! He recently directed and co-starred in the narration of Heads Will Roll, alongside the likes of Kate McKinnon, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, and some lady named Meryl Streep. www.ericjasonmartin.com

    Andrew Mitchell

    Rapunzel's Jukebox Singer

    A college bookstore operator in Boston in "real life," Andrew Mitchell lends us his musical talent when not performing with his funk/soul band, The Othership. Andrew has handled the vocals for most Rapunzel's Jukebox songs, often devising fun arrangements spanning everything from guitar to trombone to kazoo (the third of those being a tribute to his late father, who used to perform as "King Kazoo").


    * Rapunzel's Jukebox

    * Andrew on Facebook

    * The Othership

    * The Othership on Facebook


  • “I love Not Your Mother's Goose. I’ve read it at least a hundred times. Of course, I am locked in a tower with nothing to do . . .” Rapunzel

    “Not too long. Not too short. This book is just right.” Goldilocks

    “It’s great. Honest. No, seriously.” Pinocchio

    “Loved it! The pages tasted great!” The Big Bad Wolf​

    “Who the hell are you to call me a bozo? I suppose you have never traded your last cow for some “magic” beans. You’ll be hearing from my lawyers.”

    Jack Spencer

    “If you’re looking for a book that combines the raw emotion of the Hunger Games, the fantasy of Harry Potter, and the suspense of a John Grisham thriller, this is probably not that book.” Horace Q. Dufongle, Publisher’s Monthly

  • Free Stuff!

    Just like the grocery store, we've got free samples! Today only!

    Check out the Three Little Pigs, a Rick Cunningham cartoon, plus some Fairy Tale Headlines and News!

    Channel your artist and print out three free pictures from the Not Your Mother's Goose Coloring Book.

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