Sunday, January 2, 2011

Book Review: The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood - Edited by Ben George

I received this book a a present from my teammates and had this as my reading companion for a couple of weeks.

This book is a collection of essays from twenty, mostly awarded, fiction writers on the subject of fatherhood. There was an essay on being a dad of twins, being a dad of adults, even an essay of a transsexual.

The essays offer insights on how it is to be a dad nowadays and shares various experiences on being a dad. Most of the essays are humorous and all show the tender side of being a father.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is tired of reading how-to-be-a-great-dad books and just want to hear it from real dads' experiences.

About the author:
Ben George is editor of the literary journal Ecotone. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best New American Voices, and has appeared in Ninth Letter, Tin House, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and daughter in North Carolina, and teaches at UNC Wilmington.

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