None Call Me Dad

None Call Me Dad

by Ky Owen

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Overview

None Call Me Dad is the true, mesmerizing story of a 21st Century dad. On two weeks notice, Ky Owen becomes an adoptive father to a six-year-old son. Five years later, on two days notice, he becomes a father to a teenage daughter. Along the way he assumes the role of father figure to four other kids. “None call me dad,” Owen writes, “But they know that’s who I am.”

Intriguing and imaginative chapter titles chart a journey that turns into a virtual roller coaster ride of parenting an ever-changing alternative family. None Call Me Dad is the freewheeling narrative of facing the challenges of truancy and Type 1 diabetes, hopping trains and “flying a sign,” and kids finding their way on their own terms. At the same time, the book captures the joy and excitement of father-son trips to March Madness and the Rose Bowl, and father-daughter weekends on Broadway in Nashville and the French Quarter of New Orleans. More than a memoir, it is a story of always being there for your kids.

None Call Me Dad is a story of forgiveness, acceptance, and love. Told in the author’s unique writer’s voice, the story is both poignant and funny. Readers feel a father’s angst as he learns to forgive his kids’ mistakes, to accept their life choices, and to continue to show his love. “They’re my kids, and I’ll always be here for them. Even though none call me dad.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996399425
Publisher: None Call Me Dad, LLC
Publication date: 02/08/2016
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard D. "Ky" Owen is a lawyer with Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP, in Charleston, West Virginia. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University in 1981 and a J.D. from Hamline University in 1984. Coming from a family of writers, he considers himself a "writer by birth." None Call Me Dad is his first book.

Table of Contents

Prologue
Two Weeks Notice
Golf, "It's Tradition"
"Coach"
Becoming Sierra's Dad
"Dx 12/21/2004"
"She's the Majorette"
TAR
"Sometimes I Still Hear Your Voice"
Green Cap and Gown
600LBS OF SIN!
Hosting the Hippies
Home for the Holidays
The Next Chapter
On the Road with Sparty
Deja Vu
"Work Smarter, Not Harder"
Wasabi
Lube Idol
The Gretsch
"We're Going to the Rose Bowl"
On Page 75 of the Rolling Stone
"You Two Must be Brothers"
48 Hours
Nice Ink and a Bike Names Roxane
"Who Is that Girl Again?"
Turning 21
Sierra: A Tale of Two Cities

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