My Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood (Familius) is a realistic look at parenting and marriage, so it’s filled with stories and humor; as crazy as family life can be, it’s often hilarious. Like the time my young sons snuck into the house, smeared chip dip all over the arm of the couch, then sat there blithely dipping Fritos in it for a snack. (Well, okay–hilarious in retrospect).
Why a book to read before you die? Because family is central to all of us, whether we admit that or not. And this is a book about how family life should be lived.
The book made #5 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Fatherhood list, was featured on the Parents Magazine site, quoted on Disney’s BabyZone site, won the Ben Franklin Digital Award, and has gotten excellent reviews.
Here’s one of many excellent reader responses:
“Your book overwhelmed me. I’ve spent the best part of the last two days reading it in its entirety. I have just finished…and have tears in my eyes…I share completely your commitment to family and was pleased to learn more about just what such commitment involves for men today.
You present your ideals strongly but in language and with humor that make them forceful without being offensive. Well, a piece that makes me laugh and cry and that teaches me something is excellent in my view. I think your book is both superb and necessary… I would like very much for my married son to read this book. I loved the mixture of wisdom and humor, the balance of high ideals and the low comedy of much of family life.”
– Mary Dossin, Mother, Writer, and Writing Instructor, Plattsburgh State University
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Contributor: Tim J. Myers