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


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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

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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ISBN-13: 9781541157064
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter which was turned into the hit ABC series. He has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columinst's award for Best Humor Columnist and his nationally syndicated column is read by over three million readers every week. He lives in California.

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