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Father Figures : In praise (and defence) of dads - Paul Connolly

Father Figures

In praise (and defence) of dads

Paperback Published: 25th July 2017
ISBN: 9781925475357
Number Of Pages: 256

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The shape of the family tree has changed irrevocably in recent decades, and there is hardly such a thing as a 'typical dad' anymore (though dad jokes, like cockroaches, never seem to die). From the grim archetype of the emotionally distant father, to the bumbling man-child who's only a pair of underpants away from being an ape and the sensitive-new-age man with a pram, there has never been more freedom for men to choose what sort of dad they want to be. Or, for that matter, so many opportunities to stuff it up!

Anson Cameron
Malcolm Knox
William McInnes
Tony Birch
Barry Dickins
Paddy O'Reilly
Ben Pobjie
Nick Place
Kate Legge
Gideon Haigh
Angela Pippos
Richard Hinds
Sami Shah
Mischa Merz
Tony Wilson
James Button
Dominic Knight
Benjamin Law
Kerryn Phelps
Tracey Spicer

About the Editor

Paul Connolly is a freelance journalist whose work has featured in such publications as The Monthly and Guardian Australia. Paul is also an author, a university tutor, and a soccer coach of little renown. At home, if you ask him, he’s a better than average partner and father of two. If he’s occasionally grumpy he feels he has good cause. He almost always remembers to put the bins out.

Stepping daily into its darkness takes courage. Love is the easy part. You will do love regardless. It is pretending to know what you're doing day-after-day for years that is wearying and worrying. Until you realize pretending to know is a type of knowing. That being there, and pretending to know how to be a father... is being a father. And it will not only get you by, it will get you cards saying you are the Greatest. Father. Ever. - Anson Cameron

ISBN: 9781925475357
ISBN-10: 1925475352
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th July 2017
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1