Mean Dads for a Better America: The Generous Rewards of an Old-Fashioned Childhood

Mean Dads for a Better America: The Generous Rewards of an Old-Fashioned Childhood

by Tom Shillue


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062656179
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 824,840
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Tom Shillue is a popular host on Fox News Channel. He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comics Unleashed, Broad City, and in the feature film Mystery Team. Shillue has been featured as part of the barbershop quartet on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon along with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey, Steve Carrel, and Sting. In 2013 Shillue released twelve consecutive comedy albums as part of his ambitious “12 in 12” project. From 2012 to 2015, he toured the U.S.A. with friend and fellow comedian Jim Gaffigan. In 2014 he brought his solo show “Impossible” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in 2016 he headlined at SF Sketchfest in San Francisco. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Be Afraid 9

Chapter 2 Be Practical 19

Chapter 3 Be Satisfied 25

Chapter 4 Be Thrifty 39

Chapter 5 Be Competitive 51

Chapter 6 Be Confident 63

Chapter 7 Be Creative 77

Chapter 8 Be Dedicated 85

Chapter 9 Be Reckless 95

Chapter 10 Be Prepared 103

Chapter 11 Be Reverent 113

Chapter 12 Be A Gentleman 123

Chapter 13 Be Yourself 133

Chapter 14 Be Bold 141

Chapter 15 Be Open-Minded 149

Chapter 16 Be(At) It 157

Chapter 17 Be Rogue 161

Chapter 18 Be New Wave 171

Chapter 19 Be Supportive 185

Chapter 20 Be A (Slightly Naïve) Joker 201

Chapter 21 B$$$ Minor 217

Chapter 22 Be Proud 247

Chapter 23 Be Grateful 255

Acknowledgments 271

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danafm More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Mean Dads For A Better America is about how Mean Dads are better for Americas future generations, the author Tom Shillue brings up this point by sharing stories from his childhood, showing that by his dad by being meaner made him into a better man. A must read for ages 13 and up, Some profanity and inappropriate topics for children.