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PRIME TIME DADS: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife Fatherhood
Larry King, Broadcast Legend: "Later life fatherhood keeps me young, keeps me vital, and makes me feel relevant each and every day. I urge you to read PRIME TIME DADS. Its point of view is young and vital and relevant each and every page."
Adriana Trigiana, Best-Selling Author: "Len Filppu has written a hilarious, heartfelt, and fresh take on midlife fatherhood in PRIME TIME DADS. This is a superb how-to manual for parents everywhere. It's also the perfect gift for the man in your life. Brimming with common sense and filled with helpful hints, it's a celebration of fatherhood written by a dad who clearly loves every moment of it. A home run!"
David Carnoy, Executive Editor of CNET, author of The Big Exit and co-author of Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood: "PRIME TIME DADS takes a fun, optimistic look at what it's like to be an 'older' father. While this book is geared toward men aged around 40 or so, women who are involved with so-called 'reluctant dads' would be wise to leave it out in a conspicuous place where it might be easily discovered."
David Zeiger, filmmaker, Displaced Films: "Len Filppu has grabbed onto a profound truth and treated it with the humor it deserves. My own 'bonus round' with my two daughters, starting in my mid-40s, has been filled with such boundless joy that I could not possibly imagine my life without them. Len has captured the fun and heartache, the craziness and gratitude of these wonderful years. And best of all, it comes from his own head, heart, and spitup-stained shirts. PRIME TIME DADS is a joy to read."
Tom Parker, New York Times best-selling author: "As an older dad myself, I found PRIME TIME DADS entertaining, instructive, heart-warming, funny and true. I liked the style, tone and sentiment. The writing, too. The writing, especially."
Frank LaLoggia, film director, Lady in White, composer/screenwriter: "Len Filppu once again proves that he is the Jean Shepherd of our times: funny, insightful and human!"
Kristi Walsh, Ph.D., psychoanalyst, marriage and family therapist: "As a mental health professional of 30 years, I strongly support the notion of mid-life parenting. An individual's ability to self-reflect with honesty, to move past one's ego and genuinely love another, and the generativity that compels one to invest in the next generation - these are the developmental achievements of mid-life and the parental qualities children need. I am infinitely grateful for my husband, a prime time dad, who brought the emotional maturity and groundedness, patience, and humor that helped bond us as a family when we adopted our son at age 3. My husband just turned 60 and we are pursuing another adoption!"
Victor Thomas, web designer and author, Thomas Digital Design, San Francisco, CA: "PRIME TIME DADS is right on. Speaking with my 18 year older half brother about my dad is like talking about two different human beings. He talks of a selfish and aloof man who never took much of an interest in his life and never put in the time to really get to know him. On the other hand, the dad I know, who was 50 when I was born, was my best friend. I knew without question that I was the most important thing in his life, and his love has stayed with me for a lifetime. Seems I got the best of the same man because he'd matured into a prime time dad."