Adrian Kulp hadn't planned to be a stay-at-home dad, but when his working wife asked him to take care of his toddler daughter and infant son, he couldn't refuse. That, of course, didn't mean that he felt that he was well-prepared to do the job. That lack of training and the improvisations that it caused him became the subject of, first, a popular blog and, now, this book. (The next step is a film, the rights of which have already been optioned.) Dad or Alive manages to balance its self-deprecating admissions of incompetence with sweet stories of Ava, Charlieand himself growing up. A trade paperback original.
Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-Home Dadby Adrian Kulp
When Adrian Kulp first learned that he was about to become a father, he was essentially a teenage boy trapped in the body of a thirty-two-year-old high-powered executive. He did what his wife asked him to do: grow up. He packed away his Phillies baseball memorabilia, hid his GI Joes, and converted their guest bedroom from his private man cave into a nursery. Goodbye sticky beer cozy. Hello Diaper Genie.
Based on his mercilessly funny and brutally honest blog, here is the hilarious story of one man’s journey from being the one who brings home the bacon to the one who fries it—along with assembling the crib, learning how to “accessorize” his daughter, and flying with an infant for the first time. From numbing booze-free co-ed baby showers to navigating the Farmer's Market with a baby (and loaded diaper) strapped to his chest, to locking himself out of a childproofed toilet, this often-sweaty and exhausted SAHD (stay-at-home dad) gets down and dirty about surviving life as a new parent—dad or alive.
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Meet the Author
Adrian Kulp has worked as a comedy booking agent for CBS late-night television, as an executive for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, and as a vice president of development for Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions. This book, Dad or Alive, has been optioned for television.
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