Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dad's Day Book Roundup

My dad loves to read (yes, apple doesn't fall far from tree). For dads open to reading about, well, dadhood, here's a host of suggestions:

Philip Lerman, Dadditude: How a Real Man Became a Real Dad

Cameron Stracher, Dinner with Dad: How I Found My Way Back to the Family Table

Kevin Powell, Who's Gonna Take the Weight: Manhood, Race, and Power in America

Michael J. Diamond, My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives

Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

David Strah and Susanna Margolis, Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood

Lewis Epstein, More Coaching for Fatherhood: Teaching Men New Life Roles

David Knox, Divorced Dad's Survival Book: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids

And, finally, though I'm not personally digging this title AT ALL, others may, and, well, it takes all kinds (this book just came out):

Bobby Mercer and Alison D. Schonwald, Quarterback Dad: A Play by Play Guide to Tackling Your New Baby

Other suggestions? Or got ideas for the perfect gift for feminist dad? Please share.


Anonymous said...

You know what? I think you just made my day. Looking at the reviews, I need the Divorced Dad's Handbook just about as much as I need my glasses. Extra-salient now, because I have my son for the next week and a half at our place.

Thanks for the recommendations, Deborah!

Stephanie said...

I've just finished reading "Only Child" which I received as a gift after marrying any only child. I loved it and am going to get my hands on your latest book as soon as possible. I too am a UW-Madison grad and did my degree there in Comp Lit. Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your writing... -Stephanie

Deborah Siegel said...

Eclectic: I'm so glad I could be of some help! And Stephanie, now you've made *my* day. Thank you for your kind words. I took one Comp Lit class there, from a wonderful professor named Mary (whose last name I am blanking on)...Where are you now these days?

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