THIS WEEK’S OTHER TWO FEATURED BOOKS, “THE SANGUINIST’S DAUGHTER,” BY SUSAN HUBBARD AND “THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T STAND UP,” BY JACOB M. APPEL, CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST, OR BY CLICKING THE AUTHOR’S NAME ON OUR AUTHOR PAGE.
THE BOOK: Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood
PUBLISHED IN: Jan. 27 2012
THE AUTHOR: Tim J. Myers
THE EDITOR: Christopher Robbins
THE PUBLISHER: Familius
SUMMARY: A realistic but humorous look at fatherhood, parenting, and family life for husbands AND wives.
THE BACK STORY: I was a stay-at-home dad and lived this life, so I learned all this the hard way. My hope is that I can make it a little easier for you.
WHY THIS TITLE: Parenting is definitely a challenge, but we sometimes forget about the great JOY of it—and some men don’t understand this.
WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ IT: For one thing, you’ll laugh a lot.
REVIEW COMMENTS: “Your book overwhelmed me. I’ve spent the best part of the last two days reading it in its entirety…a piece that makes me laugh and cry and that teaches me something is excellent in my view…” –Mary Dossin, Plattsburgh State University
AUTHOR PROFILE: Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian; he has 16 out and more on the way. He’s published over 130 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has three books of adult poetry out and a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction. He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction. Find him at http://www.TimMyersStorySong.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimJMyers1.
AUTHOR COMMENTS: Family life is at the heart of human culture—but it’s also deeply personal, and regularly hilarious. This book recognizes all three of these truths.
SAMPLE CHAPTER: (Provide link). https://books.google.com/books?id=uMDo2PIhg5sC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
LOCAL OUTLETS: Barnes & Noble
WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT: https://www.amazon.com/Glad-Be-Dad-Call-Fatherhood/dp/1938301013
PRICE: Amazon: Paper $12.16 Kindle $9.99 Hardcover $34.95