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Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages Hardcover – May 7, 2013

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Praise for Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers:

"This one will be a perfect Father's Day present, regardless of Dad's age."--Wilmington StarNews

"With a healthy dose of humor, Edgerton covers everything from head lice to -in-laws (not that the two have anything in common)."--Garden and Gun

"Refreshingly, a parenting advice book worth its salt."-Kirkus Review

"In addition to practical advice...Edgerton brings a sense of play that is often missing from the genre."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Author

Clyde Edgerton is the author of 10 novels, including The Bible Salesman and The Night Train. Five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He lives with his wife, Kristina, and their children in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He holds a PhD in English Education.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316056928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316056922
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Clyde Edgerton is the author of ten novels, a memoir, short stories, and essays. He is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and teaches creative writing at UNC Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington, NC, with his wife, Kristina, and their children.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne A. Smith VINE VOICE on July 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is, as the title states, advice for Dad's of all ages. It is presented with humor and is pleasantly free from the type of "expert" advice that can often give books like this the voice of a scold.

This is basically a book of lists of what worked for the author in terms of handling pregnancy, infant and young child issues. The author draws on his experience with his first family child (thirty when the book was written) as well as second family experience (his youngest was born when he was over age sixty). His calm handling of the issues parents face should be good for any first-time dads who are nervous at the arrival of their new bundle of responsibility.

I found his advice helpful and commonsensical. He supplies many helpful hints lists that I wish I had available when my kids were young. The really good idea I took away from this book was the series of letters he wrote to all of his kids while they were in utero or during their very young years. They are short notes and describe memorable occurrences or just provide a flavor of what was going on from a time the child will not be able to remember. These I imagine will be treasured when the child reaches adult years and beyond.

I'd recommend this for any expectant Dad; young or older; first time or veteran.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on April 22, 2014
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Any fan of Edgerton's fiction knows this man can spin a yarn. Like so much of his work, these pages are filled with humor, often at the author's own expense. But don't be fooled into thinking this book is some backwoods parenting guide that one of his characters, like Mrs. Toomey of Where Trouble Sleeps, would have written: he cites and reflects upon modern research, incorporating his lifelong experience of a father into shifting cultural patterns and trends. His advice is solid and dependable.

For me, the highlights are Edgerton's descriptions of make believe games, which offer imaginative and creative opportunities for children and adults to make up their own stories. It's like taking your child to a writer's workshop. What a treat!

Andrew Taylor-Troutman
Dublin, VA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Virginia L Lehman on May 31, 2013
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Good for every person who has interfaced with children. The advice is practical, at times hilarious, and comforting. A quick read
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This is a fun book filled with several gems of paternal advice. I don't want to take anything away from the author by sharing them here, but as mentioned in other reviews the letters written to the author's children are very inspiring and endearing. It's a quick and easy read, so if you are a busy dad, you could probably finish this book over a couple hours worth of your daily commute. I laughed out loud a few times on the subway while reading this book. The author's writing style reminded me of Kurt Vonnegut, as it seemed as though the occurrence of tangents came up frequently, often as short one paragraph stories. Also, random drawings are spread throughout. Cousin Caleb takes the place of Kilgore Trout in this circumstance (as a foil for the author?)

My one contention with this advice book is the price. If I had paid the cover price of $25, I likely would not have enjoyed the content as much. There isn't a tremendous amount of content here to justify the $25 price tag.
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By P. Hall on October 31, 2013
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I bought the book as a gift for my son, who is a new father at the ae of 32. , so I haven't read it myself, but I ordered it because I had read a review of it and thought that it would be perfect for the situation.
My son is an avid macho man and he is completely, completely enamored with his new baby daughter, feeding her, changing her diapers, being sure that she is safe in her car seat - the whole nine yards.
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By Winfield on December 30, 2013
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It's difficult to find books that balance the right amount of humor with useful theory and first hand knowledge. This book is a great first step read for a new father.
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By Don Bruckner on September 6, 2013
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I have always loved Clyde Edgerton's books, but this one is special. It uses humor to give some very down to earth advice about helping your child grow up healthy and happy.
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By Mary B on July 14, 2013
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Well written, funny. I bought this for my granddaughter's husband and loved it so much bought as Kindle book for me and read the whole thing, laughing a lot and totally relating to this book. Good advice as well for young couples. Told them to read it together.
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