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Dad or Alive Lib/E: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-At-Home Dad Audio CD – Unabridged, June 17, 2013
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"Blogger Kulp (DadOrAlive.com) takes listeners into the life and mind of a first-time dad. Kulp explores the struggles of turning the man cave into his daughter's room, navigating his pregnant wife's hormonal roller coaster, and shifting gears from executive to stay-at-home father...Kulp provides his own capable narration."-- "Library Journal"
"The author...sounds both genuine and likable. Younger fathers will love this work...they'll hear enough thoughtful reflections and encouragement to make the audio as enlightening as it is entertaining."-- "AudioFile"
The author . . . sounds both genuine and likable. Younger fathers will love this work . . . they'll hear enough thoughtful reflections and encouragement to make the audio as enlightening as it is entertaining.-- "AudioFile"
About the Author
Adrian Kulp, author of three books on parenting, has worked as a comedy booking agent for CBS late-night television, as an executive for Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, and as a vice president of development for Chelsea Handler's Borderline Amazing Productions. He is also the creator of the blog DadOrAlive.com.
- ASIN : B091DP1TNT
- Publisher : Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (June 17, 2013)
- Language : English
- ISBN-13 : 979-8200061358
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I truly hope other people don't see this "parenting" as the norm...
I read the first chapter, and gritted my teeth. When the guy is taking good-husband tips from Al Bundy, I have concerns. The next chapter equated having sex with his wife in the third trimester, to making love with a refrigerator. They ceased that interaction thereafter, and I stopped reading. Perhaps this improves as you go on, but I couldn't do it.
This is from the perspective of a very stereo-typical, out-dated white male (sports fanatic, low-brow humor, and demeaning to women). If you're looking for a humorous book with a little more well-rounded personality, I suggest 'Daddy, Where's Your Vagina?'.
When we first meet Adrian, he's more focused on the Phillies than on fatherhood, grappling with the loss of his man cave to make way for the nursery and wondering how he got himself in such a jam:
"Did I dream of being a dad when I grew up? Not really...I dreamed about one day taking Daisy Duke out on a date and feeling up her boobs in back of the General Lee. I dreamed about being an astronaut, wrestling in the WWF or having a cool helicopter named Airwolf."
But soon enough he's in the parenting trenches, fending off the stink-eye from airline passengers when he boards with his 2-month-old, testing the limits of the liberal Babies `R Us return policy and, hilariously, attempting to use the urinal in a bar men's room with baby Ava strapped to his chest in a Bjorn. (P.S. That last one does not go well.)
While delivering plenty of the light-hearted parenting anecdotes that readers of his blog expect, Adrian also digs deeper, grappling with questions of identity in the face of change. The crash and burn of his Hollywood career soon after Ava's birth is riveting, relatable stuff, especially in today's economy. Even though I knew what would happen (*spoiler alert* - Adrian becomes a stay-at-home dad and launches a popular blog), I found myself in suspense and rooting for his resurrection.
Truly, I loved this book - a perfect Mother's Day or Father's Day gift, sure, but treat yourself, too - stash it in the bathroom, lock the door, and sneak chapters during Dora the Explorer.