A Dad's Purpose: One Man's Search for the Reason Nobody is Listening to Him

A Dad's Purpose: One Man's Search for the Reason Nobody is Listening to Him

by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon

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In the beginning, children actually listen to Dad, mainly because they don't realize they have any other choice. Sometimes even the dog pays attention. But gradually, things get out of hand.

A DAD'S PURPOSE, from W. Bruce Cameron, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, is an instant classic.

In this heartwarming book, Cameron comes to grips with how the chaos of children and parents and pets and homes conspire to turn a once perfectly normal life completely upside down. He quickly learns that the role of "Dad" must wear many hats -- from novice yogi to Montgomery Moose stand-in, to chili contest judge and free financial advisor. Cameron balances the hilarious moments of parenthood with the profound, poignant aspects of a dad's life. Because although there may come a day when a father is relieved to hang up his moose costume, he will always treasure the times when his child wasn't yet embarrassed to hold his hand. These moments are fleeting, but Cameron has captured them in A DAD'S PURPOSE.

Whether you have a dad, are a dad, or might become a dad, please know that no one else is doing fatherhood perfectly either, and read this book of camaraderie and appreciation.

"Consistently funny...The book delivers a steady stream of quips and funny... readers of Dave Barry will be familiar with the exact register of Cameron's helpless self-depreciation and readers of David Sedaris will recognize that author's formula of ending each chapter with a funny paragraph, each paragraph with a funny sentence, and each sentence with a funny word. It's all enjoyable, lightweight riffing that may make new dads feel a little bit less alone." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for W. Bruce Cameron:

"W. Bruce Cameron has the knack, which he shares with Dave Barry and James Thurber, of playing the fool in a consistently hilarious way."--The New York Times

"Makes the reader laugh out loud."--USA TODAY

"This famous traitor to his sex reveals what men are really thinking."--O, The Oprah Magazine

"The talk of parents nationwide."--People Magazine

"Dead-serious humor reminiscent of Erma Bombeck."--The Chicago Tribune

"W. Bruce Cameron is the Dave Barry of modern family life."--The Denver Post

"Down to earth and funny, funny, funny."--The National Society of Newspaper Columnists

"Hilarious!"--The Toronto Sun

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157277949
Publisher: Cameron Productions, Inc.
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 784,438
File size: 629 KB

About the Author

W. Bruce Cameron is the #1 bestselling author of the novel A Dog's Purpose, now a major motion picture. He started his career as a humor columnist at the Denver Rocky Mountain News. Another of Cameron's bestselling books, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, was adapted into a popular television show for which he served as a writer as well.

Visit Cameron at www.adogspurpose.com or his author site, www.wbrucecameron.com.

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Nolichucky More than 1 year ago
A Dad's Purpose. Well, the title may seem familiar -- W. Bruce Cameron is the author of the No. 1 best-seller A Dog's Purpose, after all, but this books harkens back to Cameron's early works – 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter being the most famous. 8 Simple Rules was based on Cameron's popular newspaper humor column, read by millions. He gave up his column to fully pursue his career as a best-selling novelist. I can't say that I'm unhappy with that decision, because his books – A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey, The Dogs of Christmas, his Repo series, Emory's Gift, A Dog's Way Home and The Dog Master – are favorites. But – as his column proved on a weekly basis – Cameron has a knack for short and funny essays. The title suggests that the columns will be about fatherhood and many of them are, but it veers into other columns about siblings, his parents and, from time to time, the everyday funny things in life. And for those who are fans of Cameron's dog-themed books, there are more than a few canine-inspired pieces. In A Dad's Purpose, I laughed uproariously at a number of the columns – "My Time As Montgomery Moose," "Writers of the Purple Page" and "Attack of the Chicken Eaters," among others. But, be prepared, you may get sentimental here, too. The column about remembering the last time he held his son's hand and the long search for a missing bunny for his daughter might just get him one of those World's Best Dad coffee mugs. Cameron consistently delights, and A Dad's Purpose is another great addition to my growing Cameron collection on my book shelf.
RandiKay More than 1 year ago
He does it again and again and again!! A book for Dad's, about Dad's and kids...but as a Mom, I fully can relate to everything in this funny funny book of compilations! I LOVE compilation books, I can read for 5 minutes or the whole thing at one time. Mr. Cameron, once again, does not disappoint in this book. A must have for all. Well done, Mr. Cameron!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cameron has done it AGAIN, yet another amazing book. Like his other books, you do not want to get to the last page because you don't want the story to end. The only bad thing about his books, once you start you can't put them down, so not much else gets accomplished! A Dad's Purpose has several LOL moments that I don't want to share because I don't want to spoil them for you. You won't be disappointed!