One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons from an Unexpected Fatherhood

One Day You'll Thank Me: Lessons from an Unexpected Fatherhood

by David McGlynn


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“McGlynn’s trek through young parenthood—missteps, brawls, avalanches, and all—is as entertaining and shrewd as any book I’ve read in some time.” —James McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street

One Day You’ll Thank Me translates the small, often hilarious moments common among parents of young children, especially dads, into “life lessons”
about fatherhood. Comprised of interconnected chapters, the stories invoke a sense of humor and honesty that expand our understanding of what it means to be an American dad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640090392
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 930,329
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DAVID MCGLYNN is the author of the memoir A Door in the Ocean and the story collection The End of the Straight and Narrow, winner of the 2008 Utah Book Award for Fiction. Recent work—including excerpts from One Day You'll Thank Me—has appeared in The New York Times, Men's Health, O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Parents, and elsewhere. Three of his essays have been named Notable Essays in the Best American Essays anthology and another, "Rough Water," appeared in Best American Sports Writing in 2009. He teaches at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Daddy Did It 3

Dead Santa 13

The Ride of Angry Galen 25

I Not Did It 37

Uno Is the Loneliest Number 48

Heirlooms 62

The Deep End 74

Sleep or Die 83

In the Tank 94

Sh*t Kids Say 105

For Sale by Owner 116

Ordinary Time 126

Please Forgive My Spotless Home 137

Tasks 145

The Fourth B 161

The D Word 170

Sea Glass 181

Get Up the Yard 193

Hie Q Word 207

Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting 225

Can You Hear Me Now? 240

Acknowledgments 255

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