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Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 8:56 am, Fri Jun 14, 2013.

Father’s Day is closing in, but you still have time to consider these titles as possible gifts for the dads in your life.

“Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan (Crown, $25, 288 pages): The standup comic brings hilarious insight to his life with five young children in the house. In the foreword, he tells them, “Given how attractive and fertile your mother is, there may be more of you by the time you read this book. If you are reading this, I am probably dead.”

“How to Cook Like a Man” by Daniel Duane (Bloomsbury, $24, 224 pages): Wishing to contribute more to the household, Duane took on “dinner duty” and expanded his repertoire beyond stir-fry and pasta. Soon, he became cookbook-obsessed.

“Big Daddy’s Rules” by Steve Schirripa (Touchstone, $25, 240 pages): We knew him as Bobby on “The Sopranos,” but his two daughters know him as Dad. Here he offers other parents the benefit of his hard-earned parenting advice. Yes, he’s funny, but he’s not kidding.

“A Father First” by Dwyane Wade (William Morrow, $14.99, 352 pages): Though the Miami Heat guard is an NBA superstar, his first priority is being the best dad he can be to his two sons.

“I’m Not Gonna Lie” by George Lopez (Celebra, $25.95, 288 pages): Now that he’s turned 50, the comedian/actor/talk-show host tells all about his new reality. “You know what I said about being fine with turning 50?” he writes. “I lied. I suddenly realize I’m old.”

“Tell My Sons” by Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber (Ballantine, $25, 240 pages): At the height of his career, the 38-year-old father of three was diagnosed with a terminal disease. His legacy is this book — a letter of love and life lessons.

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1 comment:

  • GR70 posted at 2:16 pm on Thu, Jun 20, 2013.

    GR70 Posts: 1

    Looks like a good selection. Have read "How to cook like a man" -dunno if I was at odds with the world, but wasn't as great as I thought it may be. Am really keen to get my hands on "Dad is fat" Have heard the audio book is a must. I see it was up for discussion on this past week's Book Report radio show. In fact, there'll be more I suspect I'll add to this list from their list of Dad books for the week. If your interested, you should check out the archives, stations and schedule on bookreportradio(dot)com. But "Tell my sons" is first up on my list! Thanks for the suggestions.

     

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