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I'm a dad, and this book, well, should be required reading for dads.
Author Pollack has one kid and a funny book that may touch you with his earnestness in being a good dad and exploring the contours of fatherhood in the 21st century.
Reading Alternadad, you will understand why his lovely wife Regina, and his beguiling son, Elijah deserve to share in it.
Neal Pollack's expedition into parenting is the subject matter in this alternately hilarious and seriously introspective look at what it's like to raise a child in today's... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jflash22
As a resident of the neighborhood in Austin where some of the "action" in the book took place, I'd say Pollack got the details right. Read morePublished on October 6, 2009 by CB
I find it amusing when reviewers argue that Neal's funny and engaging book isn't such a big deal because a lot of people have kids and like alternative music. Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by Charles Rowe
I bought this book for my husband on his first Father's Day. He loves it and he often reads segments of it to me that he finds particularily funny.Published on July 17, 2007 by M. Weiss
Unlike apparently many reviewers here, I am not familiar with Neil Pollack's previous books and other published articles in magazines and webzines. Read morePublished on May 19, 2007 by Paul Allaer
Neal seems to miss the entire point of being "COOL", Cool people do not brag about their "coolness", you either are or your not. Read morePublished on May 8, 2007 by E.M. Siegel
Whether you've just entered your twenties and are thinking about things like what to major in in College, or you can see 30 looming on the horizon (or fading behind you, for that... Read morePublished on March 26, 2007 by Kristina
I can not count the number of times that these words made me smile. This was a wonderful story from what seems to be a guy that's got it together (whether he knows it or not). Read morePublished on March 22, 2007 by Mindy Duran
Gen-X slacker encounters fatherhood and finds it to his liking. Neal Pollack is determined to be a "cool" and "alternative" Dad, whatever that means. Read morePublished on March 18, 2007 by Kevin Quinley