Books for Dad

With Father’s Day swiftly approaching, I wanted to share some books that take a look at fatherhood.  Some are sweet, a few are informative, most are funny… and all of them would make great gifts for that special guy in your life, whether he is a soon-to-be, new or seasoned father.

Books for Dad:

Handy Dad by (HGTV’s) Todd Davis (for all those handy dads out there!)

Baby Sleep Positions: Survival Tips for Co-Sleeping Parents by Andy Herald and Charlie Capen (creators of

Home Game by Michael Lewis

Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family by research psychologist and author Dr. Peggy Drexler (for the father with daughters)

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager by Thomas Hines (for the dad who’s interested in history and the evolution of our culture… and thinking about what it means to be a “teenager”)

Daddy Needs a Drink: An Irreverent Look at Parenting From a Dad Who Truly Loves His Kids–Even When They’re Driving Him Nuts by Robert Wilder

Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad by Dan Zevin

Yes You’re Pregnant, but What About Me? by Kevin Nealon (for the newer older dad)

Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler: A Zen Guide for New Dads by C.W Nevius and Beegee Tolpa

Darth Vader and Son or Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown

I Love My Daddy by Sebastien Braun


Have a dad in your life who just loves to read?  Here are a few great book lists with recommendations for all types of dads:

From “15 Books That Would Make Great Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts”

From “14 Books for Dad”

From “Raising Dad: Books for a New Kind of Fatherhood”

Happy Father’s Day!


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