Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers

Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers

Advice to Dads of All Ages

Book - 2013
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"Edgerton is so, so funny. He captures the rainbows, cheap thrills, and irritating potholes of parenting with splendid understatement."--Library Journal (Starred Review)

After three decades of being a father, Clyde Edgerton-with four kids ranging in age from six to 30-is supremely qualified to give tips to dads of all ages. His fathering advice, pre-birth through schooling, involves plenty of his trademark humor, but also sound guidance enhanced by his training and experience as an educator.

Papa Edgerton suggests that on occasion a father might forego reading and just point to the pictures of dogs and cats in baby books, and also that he might place a blanket on the lawn, lie on his back with the whole family, and watch Sky Television. Edgerton's humorous and helpful counsel will guide new parents on interacting with in-laws and coping with sleep deprivation, while also providing strategies for recovery after you've cursed in front of a mimicking baby.

"If you don't feel apprehensive just before your first child is to arrive, you are abnormal," writes Edgerton. Yet by way of his experience, observation, and imagination, he provides caution and pure joy in equal measure.

Published: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316056922
Branch Call Number: 306.8742 EDG
Characteristics: xii, 171 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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Jun 25, 2016

I checked this book out on a whim. What a read!

Hysterical. Any adult would love reading this book. His humor is non-stop! Edgerton turns fatherhood into a story like no other. And he gives some great tips that all dads should act on. They will be priceless acts of love that his children will treasure long after he is gone. I think we would all love to have some of these little remembrances from our dads.

Easy to read...easily in two nights or less.


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