7 Reasons I Wrote a Book of Personal Essays About Divorced Dadhood

  1. 1.
    They say, "write what you know." Even better: Write what you know now.
  2. 2.
    Apparently I hadn't embarrassed my mom sufficiently by that point.
  3. 3.
    This book didn't exist when I needed it. After my divorce, the only books I found for divorced dads focused on legal advice or parenting tips. My only role model was Mike Brady.
  4. 4.
    I had to unpack some deep shit about my fatherhood and myself, one tiny revelation at a time.
  5. 5.
    I always wanted to see myself on Amazon.com. Then I wanted to see how low my sales rank could get. (Record low: #3,500,000)
  6. 6.
    Divorced dads need something in addition to ties, wallets, and power tools on Father's Day... or at least something interesting to pick up and put down in the bathroom or man cave.
  7. 7.
    My original subtitle was "Being a part-time father in a full-time life". But then I realized there's no such thing as a part-time father -- you either are one or you're not. I wrote this book to encourage divorced fathers to rediscover their true inner dads.