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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640091955
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David McGlynn grew up in Houston, Texas, and Southern California. His story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, won the 2008 Utah Book Award and was named an "Outstanding Achievement" by the Wisconsin Librarians' Association. His stories and essays have appeared in Men's Health, The Huffington Post, Best American Sports Writing, and numerous literary journals. He teaches at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and sons.

A lifelong swimmer, he captured a national championship in the 500–yard freestyle at the 2001 United States Masters National Championships. He continues to compete in open–water swimming races all across the country, and on most mornings is the first one in the pool.

Table of Contents

Daddy Did It

Dead Santa

The Ride of Angry Galen

I Not Did It

Uno Is the Loneliest Number


The Deep End

Sleep or Die

In the Tank

Sh*t Kids Say

For Sale by Owner

Ordinary Time

Please Forgive My Spotless Home


The Fourth B

The D Word

Sea Glass

Get Up the Yard

The Q Word

Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting

Can You Hear Me Now?


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