Michael Ian Black wrote a fantastic book called A Better Man A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son. He sat down with me to chat about the book and what he learned about himself as a father. Black talks about the difference of raising boys and girls. Then, we go into his work a bit. We talk about what his most proud of so far in his career. Lastly, We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer. He started his career with the sketch comedy show The State, on MTV. Next, he went on and has created and starred in many other television shows. Movie appearances include Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and Sextuplets.
Black is the author of several books for children. They include the award-winning I’m Bored, I’m Sad, and I’m Worried, and the parody A Child’s First Book of Trump. His books for adults include the memoirs You’re Not Doing It Right and Navel Gazing. Plus there is an essay collection called My Custom Van.
As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several coamedy albums. His podcasts include Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, with Tom Cavanagh; Topics, with Michael Showalter; How to Be Amazing; and Obscure. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
Follow Michael on Twitter at @michaelianblack. Purchase his book, A Better Man A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son wherever books are sold.
About A Better Man
We live in a world in which the word masculinity now often goes hand in hand with toxic. Comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black offers up a way forward for boys, men, and anyone who loves them. Part memoir, part advice book, it is a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son. A Better Man reveals Black’s own complicated relationship with his father. He explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations on boys to “man up.” He searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem.
Honest, funny, and hopeful, Black skillfully navigates the complex gender issues of our time. He delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question. How can we be, and raise, better men?
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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.