"Fatherhood: Philosophy for Everyone is a spectacular book. Dense with essays written on everything from Fatherhood and the meaning of life by Michael Barnwell to Real Fathers Bake Cookies by Dan Collins–Cavanaugh, you will find meaning in these pages beyond the common daddy stereotypes. . . Reading this book will help you make sense of the gravity of fatherhood." (GladDads.com, 28 February 2011)
"One of the best books written for dads who enjoy philosophy." (About.com, January 2011)
"Overall this was a great book. I appreciated not only that it was enjoyable and approachable to read but that it really made me think and question my own thoughts and beliefs about fatherhood." (BookDads, January 2011)
"Each section is so diverse and covers everything from the impact of being a father to dilemmas of being a dad. Each essay is well written and the sections are short, to the point and easy to read and digest. I found that this book started many conversations between myself and other fathers and even opened some conversations between me and my wife...Overall this was a great book. I appreciated not only that it was enjoyable and approachable to read but that it really made me think and question my own thoughts and beliefs about fatherhood." (Dad of Divas Blog, January 2011)
From the Back Cover
It has been said that being a father is what finally gives a man his meaning in life. And a father s role has never been so involved or expectations so high. There s a lot for dads to discover, and as Socrates demonstrated, learning really begins when we as fathers realize how little we know. But, no fear, help is at hand as Fatherhood Philosophy for Everyone
offers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy, exploring paternal concerns such as:
- Fatherhood and the meaning of life
- The impact of change in men who become fathers
- How to raise well–adjusted children and have a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience of fatherhood
- Do real fathers bake cookies?
Both thought–provoking and practical, Fatherhood Philosophy for Everyone provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role.