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Backman - Things My Son Needs to Know about the World


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he’ll need to make his way in the world.

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood.

As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn’t shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop.

In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life, including:

-How to find the team you belong to
-Why airports explain everything about religion and war
-The reason starting a band is crucial to cultivating and keeping friendships
-How to beat Monkey Island 3
-Why, sometimes, a dad might hold onto his son’s hand just a little too tight

This is an irresistible and insightful collection, perfect for new parents and fans of Backman’s “unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness). As he eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

ISBN-10: 1501196863
ISBN-13: 9781501196867
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: Atria Books

150119686
Price: $24.00

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Davies - Father of All Dad Guides


A humorous gift book that introduces the different species of American fathers, from A to Z

Of all the mammalian species of North America, few are as paradoxically mysterious and demanding of attention as the human father of the United States. Quiet yet steady in his affection and deafeningly loud when he’s mad, the American dad—as much as we love him—is a particularly exciting study, which is why we’ve created this guide as an aid for readers to identify themselves (if you happen to be a dad), their dads (if you happen to have a dad), dads on television (often a stand-in when your dad’s not around), and dads in the wild.

In A Guide to American Dads from A(doring) to Z(addy), you will learn how to identify fathers through:

· Their markings. Some dads have mustaches. Others do not!
· Dad calls. These include: “I’ll turn this car around right now” and “Can’t you ask your mom about that?”
· Migration patterns. Why does Dad consistently ignore directions when he clearly doesn’t know where he is going?
· Hibernation. Dads are tired all the time.
· Defining characteristics. All dads are different, but they typically fall into at least one of the categories we’ve collected here. Is your dad obsessed with barbecuing? He might be a grill dad. Did he only really begin to see women as people deserving of political and social equality after he had daughters? That right there is the feminist dad

ISBN-10: 1250192064
ISBN-13: 9781250192066
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

125019206
Price: $19.99

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Finkel - Life of Dad


A heartwarming and enlightening collection of advice, wisdom, and practical skills featuring an all-star cast of fathers from the popular online community Life of Dad.

Becoming a dad gives men a VIP pass into the greatest club on earth: fatherhood. Its rewards are unmatched, its challenges, uncharted. The experience can reach euphoric highs and gut-punching lows. For those moments (and everything in between), The Life of Dad has your back.

The Life of Dad is an all-encompassing, entertaining distillation of the full dad experience, through a collection of interviews, podcasts, online chats, Facebook Lives, and more, dispensing collective wisdom from dads who have been in the trenches.

From Shaquille O’Neal explaining how he’s taught his kids to be grateful, or Michael Strahan highlighting the importance of accountability, or Jim Gaffigan discussing the challenges of having a house full of kids, The Life of Dad has it all. Including thoughts from Ice Cube, Henry Winkler, Chris Jericho, Denis Leary, Freddie Prinze Jr, Charles Tillman, Mark Feuerstein, and many, many more, you’ll find plenty of camaraderie in the hardest—but most rewarding—job of your life!

ISBN-10: 1721400303
ISBN-13: 9781721400300
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: Adams Media

172140030
Price: $16.99

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Goulet - This is the Book You Give Your Dad


The quirky and charming illustrated book for the #1 man in your life—dad!—is complete with all of the facts, fun, and knowledge he needs to become the King of Dads.

Let’s face it: no one ever knows what sort of present to get their dad, whether it’s his birthday, Chanukah, Christmas, Father’s Day, or even just a little nudge to remind him you care. And you’ll probably just get him a book anyway. So what to do?

Well the one solution to this perennial problem is here. This Is the Book You Give Your Dad is the fitting purchase for Dad, no matter the occasion. This paper-over-board little illustrated gift book is brimming with wit and wisdom—just like dad!—including how to give a toast for any occasion and a quick history of the polo shirt and the periodic table of beer and even ideal lawn mowing patterns. There’s even a customizable dedication page where you can add a personal touch. While the advice, tips, and how-to’s in the book range from practical to humorous the information is sure to please Dad’s aesthetic taste.

This Is the Book You Give Your Dad is one-stop shopping for the guy who deserves only the very, very best.

ISBN-10: 1982105240
ISBN-13: 9781982105242
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

198210524
Price: $20.00

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Quotable Dad - Familius


The Quotable Dad shares thoughts, ideas, humor, and advice from the best minds of the ages for the most challenging situations that come with being a dad.

With more than 200 unique quotations, The Quotable Dad shares thoughts, ideas, humor, and advice from the best minds of the ages for the most challenging situations that come with being a dad. A perfect gift for Father's Day or any day when one wants to celebrate their dad.

“Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.” —Wilhelm Busch

ISBN-10: 1938301463
ISBN-13: 9781938301469
Release Year: 2014
Publisher: Familius

193830146
Price: $14.95

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RFSJ Greystone Dad Mug
16oz. greystone/navy "Dad" mug with University of Pittsburgh banner
2279432
Price: $12.99

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Rivers III - In Dogs We Trust


Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as working partners. By the nineteenth century their role expanded to companions. American dog literature reflects this gradual but dramatic shift that continues even today. Our household dogs are quite literally closer than ever to us: sleeping in our beds, getting dressed in Halloween costumes, and serving as emotional support companions.

In Dogs We Trust is the first comprehensive anthology of American dog literature. It features stories, anecdotes, and poetry that celebrate the many sterling virtues of the canine species. By mining the vast American literary archive of nineteenth and early twentieth-century periodicals, Jacob F. Rivers III and Jeffrey Makala reveal the mystique and magic of the human-canine relationship and what they believe is one of the best connections humans have to the mysteries of the natural world. This grand anthology features a rich harvest of fiction and nonfiction in which the canine heroes and heroines think and act in ways that illuminate their unquestioning loyalty and devotion. By taking dog literature seriously, Rivers and Makala believe we can learn more about our animal companions, ourselves, and our national literature. For them dog literature is American literature; it helps us explore and explain who we are and who we wish to be.

ISBN-10: 1611179661
ISBN-13: 9781611179668
Release Year: 2019
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

161117966
Price: $27.99

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Tarnowska - For My Dad

Celebrate dad with this attractive quote-filled book! It makes the perfect gift for Father's Day, or any day at all. "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." --Sigmund Freud. Give something special to dad! These heartwarming quotes about fathers come from ancient proverbs, various religious traditions, politicians, and great writers and thinkers such as Shakespeare, Twain, Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and more.


    • ISBN-10:1454928840
    • ISBN-13: 9781454928843
    • Release Year: 2018
    • Publisher: Sterling Publishing

    145492884
    Price: $14.95

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Weber - Wisdom for Dad


Leveraging the power of the social web, @DudetoDad collects over 200 pages of wisdom, wit and general tomfoolery from Dads all over the world.

Gone are the days of long, handwritten letters from father to son. Now, the most we can expect is a text, tweet, or Facebook update. By accessing the social web and the power of the dad crowd, Wisdom for Dad cuts through the clutter to deliver brief, witty pieces of wisdom—in 140 characters or less.

ISBN-10: 1939629950
ISBN-13: 9781939629951
Release Year: 2014
Publisher: Familius

193962995
Price: $14.95

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