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From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood.
So, what is fatherhood...?
It's pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
It's helping your children learn English as a second language.
It's asking your son to make up a name rather than tell anyone who he is.
It's knowing that "Everything's okay, Dad!" means "I haven't killed anyone!"
It's the book every father will love.
It's Bill Cosby at his wittiest, wisest, and warmest.
"Bill Cosby makes fatherhood come alive. He takes us on a comedic yet insightful journey through the awesome shifting sands of parenthood. Though this volume is titled Fatherhood, its effect will be to strengthen the entire family." from the afterword by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.35(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.46(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Bill Cosby is an author, actor, writer, and one of the most recognizable names in the field of entertainment.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Is Three a Crowd?||13|
|Chapter 2||With Bouquets and Back Rubs||25|
|Chapter 3||These Beggars Are Choosers||35|
|Chapter 4||Are They Evolution's Missing Link?||45|
|Chapter 5||A Guru Would Give Up Too||55|
|Chapter 6||She's Got the Whole World in Her Glands||67|
|Chapter 7||The Fourth R Is Ridiculousness||79|
|Chapter 8||Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Stick||89|
|Chapter 9||Drowning in Old Spice||99|
|Chapter 10||Your Crap or Mine?||109|
|Chapter 11||Unsafe at Any Speed||121|
|Chapter 12||The Attention Span of a Flea||133|
|Chapter 13||Ivy-Covered Debt||147|
|Chapter 14||Full-Time Job||155|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book, and just as relevant today as it was when first published over 25 years ago. The only thing that kept this from being a 5-star review was the forward and afterword by Alvin Poussaint. What Dr. Cosby wrote is not just quotable and funny, but uproariously hilarious and something I can see in myself as I spend time with my daughter. What Dr. Poussaint wrote came across as much too academic and a little bit preachy. As I read this I kept imagining what my parents may have thought of me as I was growing up, as well as my own experiences with being a father. There was certainly a transition from what the expected role of fathers were from when my dad was growing up in the '50's and 60's to the way I am approaching the role with my daughter. My dad was approachable, but his job kept him away from home a lot. I did get to occasionally go to work with him during summers. But most nights he worked until late and would be gone by six or seven the next morning so I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would have liked. Today, I spend every day with my daughter until my wife comes home and I go to work in the evening. The attitudes have changed so much that this isn't even considered unusual anymore. I think I now need to find a copy of Erma Bombecks' Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession
Inspiring, entertaining and great for gift giving.
This book has been around for quite awhile, but if you like Bill Cosby's special brand of humor, check out this fun book for yourself or perhaps as a gift for a special dad. If you tend to take reading material with you, however, be forewarned that this one has the ability to make you laugh out loud when you least expect it. So I don't recommend curling up with it unless you have a bit of leeway to enjoy yourself in the process!
I really like some of Cosby's humor. But this book lacks. I was hoping for some humorous insights, but got nothing but the same old Cosby routines. Sure, it has its moments. But the Cos trys too hard in this book and falls short. Not helpful in the least. Much better fatherhood titles are Babyhood by Paul Riser and Dada by Michael Crider