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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: PM Press; Original edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604864818
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604864816
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its contributors challenging traditional norms of what it means to be a father and subverting paradigms, while making you laugh in the process. With its thoughtful and engaging stories on topics like birth, stepfathering, gender, politics, pop culture, and the challenges of kids growing older, this collection of essays and interviews is a compelling addition to books on fatherhood.”  —Jennifer Silverman, coeditor, My Baby Rides the Short Bus



“With a diverse, smart, and political collection of contributors, Rad Dad will be an instant classic among the new generation of parents whose parenting intersects with their politics. There's no way you can put this book down without feeling both inspired and entertained by the bold honesty and fierce love heard in these voices.”  —Jessica Mills, author, My Mother Wears Combat Boots



"One of the most important voices on the planet—at once parental, political, feminist, humble, and full of heart. In Rad Dad, none of our assumptions about parenting, gender, or the way things ‘have to be’ in the world go unexplored."  —Ariel Gore, author, The Hip Mama Survival Guide



“A book about all the shapes and sizes that dads come in, united by the simple narrative thread of man and his children. Read the book and love your kids. It's that simple.”  —Tom Matlack, cofounder, The Good Men Project



“I say we put the editors of Rad Dad in charge of the patriarchy!”  —

Ayun Halliday, author, The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches


"The key theme of the book is that we all need a community of support to realize a vision of parenting which actually manifests that other, better world we've all been working toward for so long." —www.LeftTurn.org (November 2011)

"Rad Dad's contributors are a politically engaged, profeminist, anticonsumerist bunch, but the truth is, even if they weren't, this would still be a pretty radical book. Even in 2011, nearly 20 years after the debut of the like-minded Hip Mama zine, for men to talk seriously and introspectively about parenting is a pretty revolutionary act." —Bitch Magazine (December 2011)


"The book is a gem and well-worth picking up. The editors take us on a journey through the various stages of a child's development and the different way radical fathers raise their children." —www.RedDirtReport.com

About the Author

Tomas Moniz is the founder, the editor, and a writer for the award-winning magazine Rad Dad. He teaches basic skills classes at Berkeley City College and works with the National Writing Project. He lives in Berkeley, California. Jeremy Adam Smith is the founder of the acclaimed blog Daddy Dialectic, the author of The Daddy Shift, the coeditor of Are We Born Racist?, and a 2010–2011 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He lives in San Francisco.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Josh D on November 1, 2013
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I was totally amped to get this book, being a new father myself, living in the San Francisco Bay Area (where most of these dad's do) and being progressive and open minded on all walks of life (I read the back cover and some reviews before purchasing) . Essentially, I am not the dad that most parenting books for and/or by parents are written for.

That said, I was quite underwhelmed by this book that had so much promise. Instead of finding stories written by "alternative dads", I read story after story (with few exceptions) of pretentious guys that wanted to brag more on their stance on a social topic than adventures in fatherhood. Many stories also had new dads complaining about their lot in life or how parenting has burdened their social relationships, love life, leisure time and finances. But, isn't that what parenthood is all about? Making sacrifices?

The only story that I really enjoyed was the one of the father that helped deliver his baby in the bathtub of their home when the midwife couldn't make it. That one story showed the horror, fear,joy, relief and unconditional love that sums up fatherhood, no matter who you are. It was also very well written. Many of the other stories came off as sounding posts or complaints on different aspects of society, class and race with little pieces of parenthood sprinkled in. Basically, political and lifestyle rants veiled as stories of fatherhood. I was turned off by these by about the sixth story, and I am about as progressive as it gets.

Everyone has different taste, so you may really enjoy this book. There were enough pretty good stories and one great story that kept me reading until the very end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RADDadWannabe on January 26, 2013
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I picked this book up from a small, publicly-owned co-op in Austin and was in love with it before I made it to my car. It's not instruction manual for how to raise a child: every author in the book raises their children in different, sometimes contradictory, ways. It is, however, a manual for dads on how to be Dads: to be that person your kids admire and grow to thank when they're older, all while having fun and not forgetting your own inner child. I cherish this book greatly and will re-read and borrow it out many times before it, like me, falls apart and turns to dust.

BUT, if you are a person who is less "liberal"-minded (that is, you are offended by homosexuality, against social transformation and adaptation, etc.) this is not the book for you. But that's OK: there are many other books written for you. So far this is the only book I've found that addresses the lives of those of us in my generation who've spent our lifetime trying to build a new world for our children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Rogers on July 5, 2012
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This is book is funny, thoughtful, insightful and all kinds of rad. The list of contributors is immense and offers up a broad spectrum of opinions and reflections. Buy it, cherish it, lend it, ask for it back.
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One month into fatherhood, that is. A good friend gave me this book and I have been reading a story or two per night out loud to my wife and month-old son. I find the stories resonate very much with the complex feelings I had leading into fatherhood and emotions that continue to evolve as I have embarked on the journey.

The stories, as they are all contributed by different writers, are varied in content and subject. But they are all honest, well-written, often funny, and always relieving to me as I hear how other men have internalized and digested this transformation that I am in the thick of - from young adult to father.

To the negative reviewer, and more importantly to those who might be at all deterred by her review: not sure that this book, or more accurately the stories in this compilation (pointing perhaps to her lack of understanding of the content) are trying to be "progressive" or whatever other criticisms she threw out. They are honest essays written by fathers...

A GREAT gift for any expecting father in your life!
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0 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AmiensMilione on June 27, 2012
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I bought this for my husband for Father's Day, but it turned out to be a terribly bad idea. I was surprised when I read just one story about someone overhearing a father in SF talking to his kid about a protest. I could not tell if this was a laudatory comment about the father, or negative reaction. I decided the book was somewhat judgmental, pretentious and under-thought. Sadly, my husband could have written this book and probably done a better job of being "rad." It makes me pretty sad. I hope no one else makes this same mistake that I made.
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