Jeff Kinney sits down with me to talk about his new Diary of a Wimpy Kid animated film on Disney+. We talk about how this movie is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series coming to life from the pages of his hit book series. Jeff and I also discuss his fatherhood journey. We talk about how fatherhood has influenced his writing and how much cool dad street cred from his books series. Lastly, we finish the interview off with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. For more Wimpy Kid, visit wimpykid.com.
American Underdog Is This Week’s Sponsor
American Underdog is this week’s podcast sponsor. The upcoming film stars Zachary Levi. He plays Kurt Warner, the Hall of Fame quarterback widely considered the most successful NFL player who was never drafted. Kurt rose from stocking shelves during the graveyard shift at a grocery store to become a Super Bowl champion. The movie opens Saturday, December 25th, Christmas Day! There are a ton of fatherhood themes along with enough messages of love, perseverance, and family to rename it American Dad Blog. In addition, to listen to that interview with Kurt and Zachary and learn about Early Access screenings in your area on December 17, 18, and 19, listen to Episode 104 of the Dad 2.0 podcast at dad2.com/podcast. After that check out the trailer at AmericanUnderdog.movie, and make your plans for a great day out with the family during the holidays!
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.