Books: Things I Learned About My Dad: Humorous and Heartfelt EssaysWhy I am recommending this book:
I am a fan of Heather Armstrong's blog www.dooce.com. I appreciate her intelligence and her sense of humor. I also like reading other people's blogs because I always learn something unexpected about myself. Heather and the other bloggers whose work is showcased in this book, offer personal insight that will make you laugh and perhaps will even make you cry.
Compiled by Heather B. Armstrong, award-winning publisher and uber-mistress of the phenomenally popular dooce.comŽ, this hilarious and heartwarming celebration of "everything dad" features original stories from some of the country's most celebrated bloggers, including Alice Bradley (Finslippy) Doug French (Laid Off Dad), Maggie Mason (Mighty Girl), Matthew Baldwin (Defective Yeti), Sarah Brown (Que Sera Sera), and more.
From a new father's comparison of pregnancy to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, to a mother's story of bravely surviving a husband-son infatuation with Star Wars, to the mini triumphs and tragedies of toddlerhood, this book provides a unique, no-holds-barred glimpse into the quirks and candid moments of modern dads.
Whether we relish or fear growing up to be like our fathers...whether we've inherited his nose, sense of humor, or entire value system, our dads loom large in who we are and the choices we make. Things I Learned about my Dad in Therapy touches upon the many joys and discoveries of fatherhood, one essay at a time.