This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I wanted to focus on some new fatherhood books that you should check out. These authors share their views on fatherhood and their knowledge and experience. This is one of the reasons I started up Art of Fatherhood. I wanted to create a place where dads and parents can learn from each other. These fatherhood books do the same thing. If you have favorite fatherhood books leave the titles in the comment section below.
Shannon Carpenter – The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad
The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad manual takes the best advice and wisdom from a dads’ group, and puts it into a format to help new stay-at-home fathers. Characterized by actionable and direct advice to fathers, the book takes on parenting from a father’s point of view and encourages dads to use their natural talents to become a better parent. That advice is further bolstered by an additional 57 other dads who also give advice. All this advice is framed by the author’s personal stories, which help the reader connect with the content and drives the advice home.
This is a book that takes on day-to-day parenting, not just as a stay-at-home dad–working fathers could benefit from this book as much as at-home dads. Living near Kansas City, Shannon Carpenter has been a stay-at-home dad since 2008. He is also a humor writer trained through the famous Second City. Whether writing social satire or parenting essays, he is always able to find your funny bone and leave you with a lasting impression. You can pre-order the book HERE.
Craig Kessler – The Dad Advice Project – Fatherhood Books
The Dad Advice Project is a book of real-life stories and advice written by more than forty dads from all walks of life from close personal friends of the author. In early 2019 while in search of parenting advice, father of three young boys, Topgolf Chief Operating Officer, and author, Craig Kessler, asked a handful of friends to write him a letter on “how to be a good dad.” The responses he received inspired him, in turn, to begin compiling additional letters for a work which would come to be known as The Dad Advice Project. Now, a little more than two years later, the completed book includes stories and advice from dads and granddads. Above all Craig’s favorite job is and always will be starting and ending each day as a husband and dad. You can pre-order his book HERE.
James Breakwell – How to Be a Man (Whatever That Means): Lessons in Modern Masculinity from a Questionable Source
There’s no wrong way to be a woman. There are countless wrong ways to be a man.James Breakwell should know. He’s tried just about all of them. Journalism. Pig ownership. Felony lawn gnome theft. Whatever masculinity is supposed to be, this can’t be it. But can you really fail at something no one can quite define? Apparently. Now, in a series of funny, sharply observed, and occasionally poignant essays, everyone’s favorite internet-famous father of four daughters lays down a lifetime of lessons in what it means to be a man. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.
How to Be a Man (Whatever that Means) presents a vision of manhood that looks very different from what you’ll see on TV. And that’s a good thing. Probably. In addition, James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages eight and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. Pre-order his book HERE.
Daniel J. Crawford – Stop Asking “How Was Your Day?”: 444 Better Questions to Help You Connect with Your Child
Daniel J. Crawford is a writer and father from Michigan. He writes solution-oriented parenting books, fiction, and screenplays. We’ve all been there: The kids come home from school tired and distracted, and we try to connect with them by asking the same questions day after day. Well, this book will help you find the right questions to connect with your child today and every day. “How was school?” “What did you learn today?” “Did you have fun?”
If we are lucky, we might get a little more than “Fine” or “It was good” in return. Maybe we’re asking the wrong questions. The good news is that this book will help you find the right questions to connect with your child every day. Stop Asking “How Was Your Day?” is an invaluable tool that can be used again and again. Some questions are fun, some are thoughtful, and some are silly. Ultimately, this book is about communication. Pre-order his book HERE.
Andy Herald – Dad Jokes: Hall of Shame: | Best Dad Jokes | Gifts For Dad | 1,000 of the Best Ever Worst Jokes
One of the creators of the popular humor website, HowToBeADad.com is Andy Herald. He wrote a gift book for every occasion featuring a collection. There are 1,000 of the most amusing and most painful Dad Jokes ever. Humor is the best medicine for many situations, even puns, and this collection of Dad Jokes. In other words, these jokes are the most groan-and-forehead-slap-worthy on the market. It offers a broad selection of humorous and often painful puns and quips. It has over 100 illustrations, and is up to date with current events. Andy is a dad and a very creative and funny human being. Pre-order his book HERE.