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Being a Dad Is Weird

Author : Ben Falcone
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A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, who also penned the Foreword, are shaped by his own childhood. Though he’s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star director at home. There, he’s just dad. In this winning collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone. Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as he sounds more and more like his dad. While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir.

It s Great Being a Dad

Author : Jay Payleitner
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Three veteran dads offer their best practical advice so you can build awesome relationships with your kids. In partnership with the National Center for Fathering, they draw on their day-in, day-out experience to help you... creatively express care and affection in ways only a father can convey a positive perspective on life and the future teach, counsel, and guide in ways your children can receive and remember remind your kids--and yourself--that God is always there, listening and participating be a dad through all the stages of your kids' lives These time-tested ideas will reignite your passion for being a dad. You'll find the inspiration and know-how you need to engage with daughters and sons in the best ways possible and make your home their favorite place to be.

Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You

Author : Todd Hasak-Lowy
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John Greenmeets 500 Days of SummermeetsNick Hornby. Darren hasn't had an easy year. His parents divorced, his brother left for college, and his best friend moved state. Also, he still doesn't have a girlfriend. Then his dad shows up at 6am with a glazed chocolate donut and a pretty world-shaking revelation. In full freak-out mode, Darren ditches school and jumps on a bus to visit his brother, Nate, at college. But someone weird / amazing comes along for the ride. Told entirely in lists, this hilarious novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone is: 1. painful 2. unavoidable 3. ridiculously complicated 4. possibly, hopefully, the right thing after all. 'Entirely terrific' How I Met Your Motherstar, Josh Radnor 'Sweet, acerbically funny, and often painfully honest tone'Publishers Weekly 'This novel exemplifies everything that is exciting and refreshing about contemporary YA, its fearlessness and unabashed honesty, its agony and ecstasy' 'Hasak-Lowy really gets what it is to be a teen'VOYA 'A powerful stream of consciousness'Booklist Praise for Todd Hasak-Lowy: 'Funny, fast-paced and poignant' R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder

Being Dad

Author : Sam Holt
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Hilarious and honest, Being Dad tells it like it really is - the unvarnished, unafraid and most definitely un-PC guide to pregnancy and birth and babies for men.

The Ultimate Stay At Home Dad

Author : Shannon Carpenter
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A practical guide for modern-day parenting geared towards stay-at-home dads, offering advice on everything from learning to cook and clean with children, to dealing with mental health and relationships, with the easygoing perspective that dads can use their natural talents to parent any way that they choose. The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad manual takes the best advice and wisdom from a dads' group, and puts it into a format to help new stay-at-home fathers. Characterized by actionable and direct advice to fathers, the book takes on parenting from a father's point of view and encourages dads to use their natural talents to become a better parent. That advice is further bolstered by an additional 57 other dads who also give advice. All this advice is framed by the author's personal stories, which help the reader connect with the content and drives the advice home. This is a book that takes on day-to-day parenting, not just as a stay-at-home dad--working fathers could benefit from this book as much as at-home dads.

You Can Call Me Daddy

Author : Quin Amorim
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Parenting with love is something you don't learn in books. This book tells you some of the things parents feel when they have their first child or even after having a few children. What changes in your life as a parent, the things you start to do, the things you stop doing, and the things you thought were impossible. The fact that you will lose your privacy, as the little ones chase you around the house. And even the fact that you can't have a sip of a great wine because its almost breastfeeding time... Mommies and daddies everywhere experience different feelings and have different parenting techniques. Does your child see you as a super mom or a super dad? Do you see your husband/wife has the perfect parent? Oh, the world of parenting is for sure a weird but beautiful one

Sabre City

Author : James Paddock
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Book II of the Smilodon Trilogy After 8 years Zechariah Price assumes it is all behind him. Nightmares filled with huge sabre-toothed cats and women screaming still leave him in cold sweats, though less often. He had lost an eye the first time around; Tanya had fractured her back; their marriage had petered on the brink. There was no way he or any of his family was going to set foot in that Montana wilderness again. His 16-year-old daughter, however, decides otherwise and, in hopes of finding out what all the fuss was about when she was just a child, runs off to visit a Montana woman she found in a chat room. She discovers a lot more than she could have imagined, including who her father really was and how much she had inherited from him.

My Grandad Is Weird

Author : Tao de Haas de Haas
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Arts ? Literacy ? Inter-generational relationship ? Positive aging My Grandad is Weird is a beautifully written story about the relationship between different generations, cultural diversity, the challenges of aging, the arts and the passing on of life philosophy.A true great gift for 8-13-year-old age group (plus all parents and grandparents), My Grandad is Weird is a funny, touching, and authentic story about an old, eccentric Dutch artist who lives by himself after his wife of 55 years passed away. Based on real anecdotes, the story is about the relationship between a grandson and his grandfather. It is told through the eyes of his eleven-year-old grandson, who experiences his granddad as being weird, interesting, funny, impatient, and grumpy at times. While written for individual readers, My Grandad is Weird is also used in schools as part of Project Based Leaning, The Grandparent Project.

What Your Parents Never Told You about Being a Mom Or Dad

Author : Stan Berenstain
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Offers a whimsical and wise look at the art of parenting, discussing such topics as the influence of television, children and pets, parent-teen relations, and other challenges

Tough Country

Author : Mike Bellamy
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Tall tales of bushmen, bulldozers and back-country blokes 'It was the mid-1970s and I was about eight, I thought it was completely normal for your old man to pull out a high-powered deer-hunting rifle and fire it through the kitchen door from the breakfast table...' In the 1970s and 80s, Barry Bellamy was a fair old bushman, traversing the back-country from Hawke's Bay to the far north in a blue ex-airforce Land Rover. His son Mike would join him as he took up work, wherever he could get it. Tough Country is Mike's story, about a bygone era of bushmen, scrub-cutters, hunters and shepherds. Later, Mike forged his own life working on the land, and his stories of the characters of the 1980s and 90s, from tradies to digger-drivers, are as hilarious as they are quintessentially Kiwi.

Dad Is Fat

Author : Jim Gaffigan
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Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids. Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in New York that everyone in the family speculates about." But all that changed when he married and found out his wife, Jeannie "is someone who gets pregnant looking at babies." Five kids later, the comedian whose riffs on everything from Hot Pockets to Jesus have scored millions of hits on YouTube, started to tweet about the mistakes and victories of his life as a dad. Those tweets struck such a chord that he soon passed the million followers mark. But it turns out 140 characters are not enough to express all the joys and horrors of life with five kids, so hes' now sharing it all in Dad Is Fat. From new parents to empty nesters to Jim's twenty-something fans, everyone will recognize their own families in these hilarious takes on everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to growing up in a big family ("I always assumed my father had six children so he could have a sufficient lawn crew") to changing diapers in the middle of the night ("like The Hurt Locker but much more dangerous") to bedtime (aka "Negotiating with Terrorists"). Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.

Being Both

Author : Susan Katz Miller
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A book on the growing number of interfaith families raising children in two religions Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is a leader in the growing movement of families electing to raise children in both religions, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, in chronicling this grassroots movement. Being Both is a book for couples and families considering this pathway, and for the clergy and extended family who want to support them. Miller offers inspiration and reassurance for parents exploring the unique benefits and challenges of dual-faith education, and she rebuts many of the common myths about raising children with two faiths. Being Both heralds a new America of inevitable racial, ethnic, and religious intermarriage, and asks couples who choose both religions to celebrate this decision.

Can I Be a Christian Without Being Weird

Author : Kevin Johnson
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A collection of devotional readings and suggested Bible passages addressing prayer, self-esteem, knowing God, and what it means to be a disciple.

Man vs Child

Author : Doug Moe
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A fresh, funny and practical guide to being a dad: “a delightful and helpful book that gives real advice about the Wild West world of raising children" (Amy Poehler). Most first-time fathers are intimidated by their terrifying new job of raising another human. But while most modern fathering guides center on men's oafish parental failings, comedian and author Doug Moe forgoes condescension in favor of fresh insight and irreverent wit. Man vs. Child tackles the real issues faced by modern dads—like how to be a good parent without becoming a BabyBjörn-wearing tool, or what to do if your child loves your iPad more than they love you. From caring for a newborn to dealing with a kid on the verge of adolescence, Moe breaks fatherhood down into survival lessons like "Time to Decide About God" and ask dads to reflect on perennial parenting questions like "Is My Child Too Annoying for This Restaurant?" Balancing relatable humor with heartfelt advice, Man vs. Child will appeal to any dad looking for both laughs and real guidance from a man who has had—and survived—these experiences himself.

Weird but Normal

Author : Mia Mercado
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Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It’s all weird, but also pretty normal. Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection explores the contradictions of being a millennial woman, which usually means being kind of a weirdo. Whether it’s spending $30 on a candle that smells like an ocean that doesn’t exist, offering advice on how to ask about someone’s race (spoiler: just don’t, please?), quitting a job that makes you need shots of whiskey on your lunch break, or finding a more religious experience in the skincare aisle at Target than your hometown Catholic church, Mia brilliantly unpacks what it means to be a professional, absurdly beautiful, horny, cute, gross human. Essays include: • Depression Isn’t a Competition but Why Aren’t I Winning? • My Dog Explains My Weekly Schedule • Mustache Lady • White Friend Confessional • Treating Objects Like Women With sharp humor and wit, Mia shares the awkward, uncomfortable, surprisingly ordinary parts of life, and shows us why it’s strange to feel fine and fine to feel strange.

How Not to Be Weird

Author : Dawn McNiff
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Woody wants to get un-weird - and fast! And he'll find help in the most unlikely of places. Woody is forever worried about being different. He thinks himself weird and a bit of a wuss, and two bullies Della and Casey make sure he doesn't forget that. It doesn't help that his mum is slightly bonkers. She dresses up as a sheep for a living - mostly for her job as a children's entertainer. And not to mention the fact that she forces Woody to wear old granny jumpers that she finds down the local charity shop. Gooner the dog doesn't help either, always getting Woody in some awkward, smelly and rather messy situations! But Woody's got a plan to get unweird - and fast! Just in time for his first day at secondary school. He starts off with some rules . . . 'Don't listen to Mum about anything to do with your life, ever'. . .and. . .'don't wear old lady clothes'. And with the help of his way more normal, yet rather extravagant GlamMa and the discovery of his Dad's peculiar lucky charm, he soon finds a new sense of charm, un-weirdness and a heap load of shenanigans come his way!

Why Moms Are Weird

Author : Pamela Ribon
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From the acclaimed author of Why Girls are Weird comes a second hilarious and surprising novel about love and family and the weirdo inside us all. Belinda "Benny" Bernstein doesn't brag about her life in Los Angeles, but she is proud of her independence. She's got a job and a place to live, and she even goes out on dates now and again. But when Benny's mother and sister get into a car accident, she drops everything to fly across the country and help her injured, unemployed mom. The only problem? She wasn't exactly invited -- and back in Virginia she finds herself confronting every issue her family has avoided for years, including her mom's thriving sex life and her sister's wild nightlife. Benny sets about fixing everything she thinks is broken at home, including mounds of clutter and the personal lives of the women she loves. But she soon stumbles upon a stack of letters that may reveal her mother's darkest secret. Benny only begins to understand her mom when she finds herself in a similar dilemma -- torn between someone she can't have and someone she thinks she shouldn't have. If Benny doesn't sort things out before she's sucked into the family vortex of dysfunction, there's no telling when she'll be able to go home again . . . unless this is home, after all.

Sarah Dunes Weird Person

Author : Lois I. Fisher
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It takes a lot before Sarah, a 13-year-old goalie, discovers that she isn't as weird as she thought.

Second Chapter

Author : John P. Splinter
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The British Journal of Photography

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