Don’t forget that Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15. Being a parent takes a lot of patience and hard work, so mothers and fathers are both very deserving of a day that is dedicated to them.
Whether you’re a father or a father-to-be, the library has many books that can help you prepare for what’s ahead, help you put things in perspective, or just tell stories to which you can relate.
Here are a few books available from JMRL that portray the ups and downs of fatherhood:
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan – The popular comedian and actor shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, presenting full-length accounts of the experiences referenced in his popular tweets, from his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, to his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles, to his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep.
Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives by John Elder Robison – The best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye recounts how Asperger’s syndrome has shaped his experiences as a parent, describing his unconventional approaches to fatherhood and his eventual discovery that his son shared the same condition.
Tales From the Dad Side: Misadventures in Fatherhood by Steve Doocy – A humorous primer on fatherhood celebrates the joys and pitfalls of the author’s own experiences while counseling fathers and sons on how to bridge generation gaps.
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice For Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash – This indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partner’s pregnancy.
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern – After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, the 29-year-old author moves in with his 73-year-old dad, whose straightforward, expletive-laden advice and opinions became a hit on Twitter and are now offered in a hilarious collection.