It doesn’t always have to be tools and ties for Father’s day, for a change get dad some reading material that is more relevant to the concept of modern fatherhood and its constantly changing connotations.
Here are some suggestions:
1. The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me by Bruce Fieler.
This book is about being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer that causes a dad imagine the plight of his daughter s without him. The scary thought leads the father to constitute a council of dads, 6 handpicked male friends who would form a composite ‘surrogate dad’ in his absence.
2. Men CAN: The Changing Image and Reality of Fatherhood in America by Donald N S Unger is a book that looks in particular at the way that media and other cultural forces have shaped our expectations and perceptions about what a father is, or should be.
3. No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales From a Stand-Up Dad by Jay Mohr is a humorous but sincere and perceptive look at fatherhood. The author’s undeniable love for his son comes through in the book and there is the frank averment that fatherhood has made him a better person. In the book, values such as empathy and the importance of communication are also highlighted.