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Fatherhood
Bill Cosby
0425097722
June 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this bestseller, the star of the top-rated TV series regales and comforts parents with refreshing, marvelously ludicrous tales about his life as the father of five. PW praised the appraoch, stating that "although Cosby mostly restates material that appears in many other books about family life, past and present, his is a winner." Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Here are two books by popular contemporary figures that deal with similar subject matter but take vastly different approaches. From a father's perspective and with his unique sense of humor, Cosby discusses the decision to have a child, the changes the child brings about, and the issues of discipline and independence. By making parents laugh at the pitfalls of parenthood, he...


Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal
Philip Van Munching
0743267788
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Philip Van Munching sounds like a pretty cool dad. True, he’d rather his daughters steer clear of drugs and alcohol and avoid having sex until after he’s dead, but he’s well aware of the fact that they’re living in the real world. In Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (so they can look up your skirt), this father of two offers practical advice to teenage girls in a series of fresh and funny chapters on everything from Fate to Faith to Boyfriends, The Internet, and How to be Happy. Consider what he has to say about Tattoos: "If you ever seriously think about getting one do yourself a favor first. Go to the drawer where you keep your T-shirts and take a good look at them. What’s on them? Got any designer names or funny sayings? Or do you have T-shirts with pictures of cartoon animals? Wait, of...


Raising Cole
Marc Pittman
0757302025
May 2004
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Book Description
Marc Pittman, one of 16 children, is the son of a dirt-poor farmer who remains to this day the only man to even knock Marc unconscious. But when he had a son, Marc became the father he had always wanted to have. When seven-year-old Cole asked him about beer, Marc Pittman put down his can and never drank again. He told his boys everything, and they were honest with him in return. They unburdened their fears; told him their dreams; and even admitted their sins. Despite the fact that his sons were star football players, they felt no shame in holding their father's hand in public. People told him he was lucky to have the relationship he did with his children, but Marc Pittman knew the truth-it wasn't luck, he worked at it every day. And then his eldest son, Cole, was killed in a traffic accident on the way to...


The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood
Michael Crider
0738210277
May 2005
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Boston Parents Paper 6/1/05
"Funny, true, and often times racy, Crider's book is refreshing...first-time dads will learn plenty."

Nashville City Paper 6/1/05
"This book will grab you and not let you go-a must read. The perfect gift for Father's Day."

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The Father's Almanac: From Pregnancy to Pre-school, Baby Care to Behavior, the Complete and Indispensable Book of Practical Advice and Ideas for Every Man Discovering the Fun and Challenge of Fatherhood

0385426259


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Book Description
A perennial bestseller, now revised and updated for a new generation of fathers, this readable, inspiring guide to the world of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is an indispensable treasury of advice, ideas, and suggestions.

From the Publisher
A perennial bestseller, now revised and updated for a new generation of fathers, this readable, inspiring guide to the world of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is an indispensable treasury of advice, ideas, and suggestions.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
0446310786
November 1988
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.... When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading to his accident. I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that. He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out."

Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes...



Dadisms
Cathy Hamilton
0740743422
Mar 2004
Bargain - Hardcover
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Book Description
Finally, the true meaning of every father's ambiguous sayings like, "Go ask your mother," "Don't make me pull this car over," and "Do you think I'm made of money'" Discover just what Pop really has on his mind and how he'd say it if he wasn't such a D-a-d.


Joy of Fatherhood: The First Twelve Months
Marcus Jacob Goldman
076152424X
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The Joy of Sex may have landed you here, but The Joy of Fatherhood is something else entirely. This well-indexed guide to a baby's first year walks fathers through everything from taking a child's temperature to processing complicated emotions with their (exhausted) partners. Written by Marcus Jacob Goldman, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, the book efficiently addresses nuts-and-bolts concerns such as bathing, diapering, feeding, and child-proofing. These topics are the mainstay of the "what to expect" genre, but Goldman's manual is distinctive when focusing on Dad's own feelings and development during this exciting year. He is particularly smart about how to invite pals into a new, baby-centric life: "Teach them how to hold your baby," he advises. "Get them acquainted with your new life by involving them in it." If there is...


Daily Candy A to Z : An Insider's Guide to the Sweet Life
Editors of DailyCandy
1401302181
April 11, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Launched in 2000, DailyCandy's emails quickly became a habit for New Yorkers looking for dish on the latest trends, gadgets, hot new restaurants and sales. This, the site's first book, is an alphabetized compilation of some of the best musings on topics ranging from how to plan a party to coping with enemies in the workplace to how to make a budget (and stick to it). Through it all, the editors maintain a crisp, clear voice with a confident undertone that's rare among lifestyle books. While their advice on men is short, it's prefaced with an admission that relationships aren't easy and that a little humility goes a long way-something you won't read in Cosmopolitan. The book encourages readers to enjoy life on one's own terms, and even goes so far as to admit it's okay to be single. Also included is...


The Book for Guys Who Don't Want Kids: How to Get Past the Fear of Fatherhood
Scott Kelby
0321334280
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Each year millions of fathers are "born"—many kicking, screaming, and railing against the prospect of raising the next generation. Not to worry: Veteran author (and Super Dad!) Scott Kelby turns parenthood into a pleasant prospect by focusing on all that you get from being a dad rather than what you think you're about to give up. Even the most resistant will soon see that the scale is tipped heavily in dads' favor as Scott reveals the rewards of fatherhood. Filled with the same self-deprecating humor and no-nonsense writing style that have made Scott the number one computer book author of 2004 across all computer book categories, this book promises to transform your loved one from a fearful father into parenting's biggest fan. In direct, guy-to-guy...



To Own a Dragon: Reflections On Growing Up Without A Father
Donald Miller, John MacMurray
1576837319

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Me and My Dad
Stuart Hample
0761115749
May 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
They make pancakes on Sunday morning, and they make dinner, too. They teach the ins and outs of throwing a ball, and drive you to violin lessons. On Christmas they wear a Santa Claus suit, on birthdays their smiles are brighter than the candles on the cake. And when the moms of the world say "No!", they've been known to say yes. Dads are all this and more, and celebrating the very special relationship between fathers and children is Me and My Dad.

Edited and illustrated by Stuart Hample, co-editor of the million-copy-bestselling Children's Letters to God, here are dozens of touching testimonies about dads straight from their kids. Full of surprises and unexpected truth, flavored with a blend of love and laughter, fearlessly honest (what dad doesn't turn to putty in his child's hands?), it's a...


Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be
Armin A. Brott
0789205386
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, as well as New Yorker-style cartoons that will keep anxious fathers-to-be chuckling. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
In an expanded and updated version of Brott's 1995 book, the authors once again present a month-by-month guide to pregnancy for the father-to-be. Illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons, the book divides each month of pregnancy...


Loose That Man & Let Him Go!
T. D. Jakes
0764228161
May 2003
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Book Description
T. D. Jakes Has an Urgent Message for Every Man Today Never in the history of the church has there been a time when God has so urgently stirred the hearts of men to become all He created them to be and accomplish all He created them to accomplish. Never in the history of the church has there been a time when men—believers and unbelievers—have been so confused about who they are and what their purpose is. This book holds a powerful work of healing, of restoration of man to his God-given masculinity, strength, and purpose. Every word pierces the heart and ignites the fires of manhood. As you read, you will feel the gentle yet firm hand of Jesus taking hold of the limitations, bondages, and strongholds that have comprised your graveclothes and locked you in a tomb of unfulfilled desires and frustrated...


In the Beginning... There Were No Diapers: Laughing and Learning in the First Years of Fatherhood
Tim P. Bete
1893732878
April 2005
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Editor & Publisher magazine, commenting on a possible replacement for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Dave Barry; Nov. 29, 2004
"Outside the major syndicates, possible Barry replacements include Bete..."

Jodie Lynn, syndicated parenting columnist and author of Mommy-CEO
"...In the Beginning... is the best clean, down to earth and funniest book I've read in years."

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Wisdom of Our Fathers : Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons
Tim Russert
1400064805
May 23, 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Surprised by the overwhelming and heartfelt reception to Big Russ and Me(2004), Russert follows that memoir of his relationship with his father with a collection of letters he received recounting relationships between fathers and their sons and daughters. Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press, received 60,000 letters and e-mails from readers with their own touching memories of filial love. Interspersed throughout, Russert recollects moments as a son and as a father, as well as conversations with famous figures, including Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and news reporter Maria Shriver, about their fathers. But the contributors are decidedly ordinary Americans, many with recollections that highlight generational differences of a time when fathers were less than demonstrative. Many recall taciturn fathers...


What A Difference A Daddy Makes the Lasting Imprint A Dad Leaves On His Daughter's Life
Kevin Leman
0785266046
June 5, 2001
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Book Description
Study after study shows that fathers set up their daughters for success. Involved fathers-whether or not they live in the same house as their daughters-boost their daughters' academic achievement, promote their emotional health, increase their compassion for others, and even bolster the status of women.

In What a Difference a Daddy Makes, renowned psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman seamlessly weaves the latest research on fathering with funny, moving stories about his own parenting experiences. He gives practical ideas and inspiration for fathers and provides specific direction for helping daughters grow into loving, confident, caring adults.



Prayers That Avail Much for Men
Germaine Copeland
157794643X
Mar 2004
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Book Description
These books were made to travel! Whether on the plane, to the office, or just on your nightstand, these books were designed to keep up with your busy lifestyle. With more than 3 million copies in print, Germaine Copeland's bestselling volumes of Prayers That Avail Much®‚ have proven themselves as essential staples in the book market nationwide. Also available in new and abridged mass market editions, the nationally renowned Prayers That Avail Much®‚ series now conveniently places the power of prayer right in your pocket.

About the Author
Germaine Griffin Copeland, founder and president of Word Ministries, Inc., is the author of the Prayers That Avail Much family of books. Her writings provide scriptural prayer instruction to help you pray more effectively...


Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads
Gary Greenberg
0743251547
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Take your average guide for new mothers, chuck most of the stuff about breast feeding and ditch the deep background research and stats, then generously pepper with illustrations and burley humor and what do you have? Your average guide for new fathers. Be Prepared follows that template pretty closely, and that's really quite an acceptable thing. Yes, there's a bit too much emphasis here on broadly drawn manly stuff like changing a diaper at a ballgame, but there's also heaps of useful advice that's cleverly and efficiently presented for pops who, despite their best intentions, really aren't prepared to dig into encyclopedia-sized tomes. The basics (childproofing, bathing, feeding, entertaining) intermix with nifty sidebars (homemade bath toys, foods to never give your baby, exercises for dads) in easy-to-peruse chapters...


She's Having a Baby -- and I'm Having a Breakdown
James Douglas Barron
0688158250
June 1998
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Book Description
Insider tips and advice for men on the roller-coaster ride called pregnancy and childbirth--the ideal gift for any expectant Father's DayJames Barron, two-time dad, has written a funny, down-to-earth, and practical book that every man needs when his wife is expecting a baby. He offers suggestions on what to do (and how to act!) from those first moments of anticipation to the main event, including:Helping her deal with her physical and emotional changesEarly pregnancy sex (getting used to the new constraints)Keeping up with insurance papers and other formsDealing with your fears that something will go wrongMiddle pregnancy sex (enjoyable surprise!)The top ten things never to say to a pregnant womanQuestions you should ask the obstetricianLate pregnancy sex (challenging, but possible)Starting out--the first six weeks of...


Daddy Needs a Drink : An Irreverent Look at Parenting from a Dad Who Truly Loves His Kids-- Even When They're Driving Him Nuts
Robert Wilder
0385339259
April 25, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"More profane, more ironic and at times more touching than a whole stack of well-meaning child-rearing manuals....Even if your husband or father or brother isn't much of a reader, "Daddy Needs a Drink" would be sure to make him laugh."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Book Description
A Santa Fe dad shares heartwarming, comic, often ludicrous tales of raising a family in this laugh-out-loud book perfect for anyone who enjoys the edgy humor of David Sedaris or the whimsical commentary of Dave Barry. Waxing both profound and profane on issues close to a father’s heart–from exploding diapers to toddler tantrums, from the horrors of dressing up as Frosty the Snowman to the moments that make a father proud–Robert Wilder brilliantly captures the joys and...


Driven
Kashamba Williams
1893196216
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Melinda, Agape Reader's Group
After reading Blinded and Grimey I knew Kashamba's next novel would be fire. She proved me right. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Tammy - When It Counts Program
It was brave of this Author to step out and discuss another issue that our communities seem to overlook! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fatherhood
P. Howarth
0575400935
August 1998
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Why a Daughter Needs a Dad: A Hundred Reasons
Gregory E. Lang, Janet Lankford-Moran
1581822766
March 18, 2002
Hardcover
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Baton Rouge Advocate - June 16, 2002
...carries the weight of an entire psychology textbook while demonstrating that less is more.

Book Description
The relationship between father and daughter is one that almost defies description. Begun and nurtured in love, the relationship strengthens daughter and dad and brings out the best in both, softening the edges of fathers and providing strength and security for their daughters. The warmth of quiet—and exhuberant—hugs and laughter, the comfort of familiarity, the creation of a history from which both dad and daughter may draw—all this and much more express the rich relationship that exists between fathers and daughters.Why a Daughter Needs a Dad is one father’s loving reflection upon what he brings—or hopes to bring—to...


Raising a Modern Day Knight
Robert Lewis
1561797162
April 1, 1999
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Book Description
What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how does a father instill these qualities in his son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight. Beginning with a biblical perspective of manhood, author-pastor Robert Lewis shares a unique approach to shaping a boy into a man by equipping him with three essential elements: a vision, a code of conduct, and a cause (Christianity) in which to invest his life. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in his mind, this softcover is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man.


Questions for My Father: Finding the Man Behind Your Dad
Vincent Staniforth
1885223749
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
What do you wish you had asked your dad? What did you feel the first time you cradled me in your arms? What was your proudest day as a dad? A little book that asks big questions: some serious, some playful, some risky. "I had ample opportunity to ask Dad these questions when he was alive. But it seemed that a million reasons not to do so could always be found. It was a waste of everything Dad had ever seen, done, and thought about not to hear his answers, and I regret not finding out more about him when I had the chance." This book was borne of that regret and has one underlying objective: to develop a blueprint for discovery so that children of any age can start to build a clearer, deeper picture of the man behind the word Dad. "So this is for my dad. And for all dads, past, present, and future. And for...

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