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From the Publisher“An excellent, ‘SWEET’ piece . . . powerful thoughts . . . ” —Susan DeMaggio, Editor of Detroit’s Metro Parent
“I read [it] with pleasure” —David Remnick, Editor in Chief, The New Yorker
If you read just one book of the hundreds of recently published books on “parenthood,” make it Tim Myers’ “Glad to be Dad.” Why elevate this book to the top? Simply put, it’s funny, wise, and practical. It celebrates the everyday moments of learning from and with a child and offers an intimate and perceptive view of parenthood—particularly, fatherhood when dads take on a primary caretaking role in the family. The book is not written as an expert’s treatise on parenting: a manual of “how-to” or “how-not-to-do,” although it accomplishes many of these same outcomes. Fundamentally, Myers is a storyteller sharing his lived experience as a full-time dad during his daughter’s preschool years. We are transported into Myers’ life and his relationship with his daughter, wife, and sons through winsome stories lively in dialogue and detail. We follow closely as he makes sense of his experiences with a compelling honesty and sensitivity to the cultural factors that shape one’s sense of self and the roles one embodies. Stimulated by a book that affirms the daily opportunities we have for love and growth, we are led to reflect upon our own experiences as parents, as children, as family members.
—Dr. Christine Bachen, specialist on media and family, Communications Dept., Santa Clara University.