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Rad Dad Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood

Touching on topics such as the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience; the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers; the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers; the emotions of sperm donation; and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration, this anthology leaves no stone unturned in the discussion of being a dad.

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Rad Dad Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood <p>Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk, and struggle. With grace, honesty, and strength, <em>Rad Dad</em>'s writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch: the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience, the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers, the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers, the emotions of sperm donation, and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. <em>Rad Dad</em> is for every father out in the real world trying to parent in ways that are loving, meaningful, authentic, and ultimately revolutionary.</p> <p>Contributors Include:</p> <p>Steve Almond, Jack Amoureux, Mike Araujo, Mark Andersen, Jeff Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Conant, Sky Cosby, Jason Denzin, Cory Doctorow, Craig Elliott, Chip Gagnon, Keith Hennessy, David L. Hoyt, Simon Knapus, Ian MacKaye, Tomas Moniz, Zappa Montag, Raj Patel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Sperber, Burke Stansbury, Shawn Taylor, Tata, Jeff West, and Mark Whiteley.</p> <p><strong>Praise:</strong></p> <p><em>“</em>Rad Dad<em> gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its contributors challenging traditional norms of what it means to be a father and subverting paradigms, while making you laugh in the process. With its thoughtful and engaging stories on topics like birth, stepfathering, gender, politics, pop culture, and the challenges of kids growing older, this collection of essays and interviews is a compelling addition to books on fatherhood.”  </em>—Jennifer Silverman, co-editor, <em>My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities</em></p> <p><em>“With a diverse, smart, and political collection of contributors, </em>Rad Dad <em>will be an instant classic among the new generation of parents whose parenting intersects with their politics. There's no way you can put this book down without feeling both inspired and entertained by the bold honesty and fierce love heard in these voices.”</em>  —Jessica Mills, author of <em>My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us</em></p> <p><em>“</em>Rad Dad <em>is one of the most important voices on the planet—at once parental, political, feminist, humble, and full of heart. In </em>Rad Dad<em>, none of our assumptions about parenting, gender, or the way things ‘have to be’ in the world go unexplored.”  </em>—Ariel Gore, author of <em>Bluebird: On Women and Happiness </em>and <em>The Hip Mama Survival Guide</em></p> <div> <p class="description_box"><strong>Editors: </strong><a title="Tomas Moniz" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/sv/search?controller=search&amp;orderby=position&amp;orderway=desc&amp;search_query=Tomas+Moniz&amp;submit_search=S%C3%B6k"><span style="color: #df1f23;"><span style="color: #df1f23;">Tomas Moniz</span></span></a><span style="color: #000000;"> &amp; </span><a title="Jeremy Adam Smith" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/sv/search?controller=search&amp;orderby=position&amp;orderway=desc&amp;search_query=Jeremy+Adam+Smith&amp;submit_search=S%C3%B6k"><span style="color: #df1f23;"><span style="color: #df1f23;">Jeremy Adam Smith</span></span></a><br class="author-link" title="Fler böcker av författare George Berger" /><strong>Language:</strong> English<br /><strong>Format:</strong> Book (pb)<br /><strong>Pages:</strong>  200<br /><strong>Released:</strong>  2011-10-20<br /><strong>Publisher: </strong><a title="PM Press" href="http://www.ageradistribution.net/agera/sv/20_pm-press"><span style="color: #df1f23;"><span style="color: #df1f23;">PM Press</span></span></a><br /><strong>Dimensions: </strong>209 x 133 x 12 mm<br /><strong>Weight:</strong>  204 g<br /><strong>ISBN: </strong>9781604864816<strong><br /></strong></p> </div>
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Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk, and struggle. With grace, honesty, and strength, Rad Dad's writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch: the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience, the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers, the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers, the emotions of sperm donation, and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. Rad Dad is for every father out in the real world trying to parent in ways that are loving, meaningful, authentic, and ultimately revolutionary.

Contributors Include:

Steve Almond, Jack Amoureux, Mike Araujo, Mark Andersen, Jeff Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Conant, Sky Cosby, Jason Denzin, Cory Doctorow, Craig Elliott, Chip Gagnon, Keith Hennessy, David L. Hoyt, Simon Knapus, Ian MacKaye, Tomas Moniz, Zappa Montag, Raj Patel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Sperber, Burke Stansbury, Shawn Taylor, Tata, Jeff West, and Mark Whiteley.

Praise:

Rad Dad gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its contributors challenging traditional norms of what it means to be a father and subverting paradigms, while making you laugh in the process. With its thoughtful and engaging stories on topics like birth, stepfathering, gender, politics, pop culture, and the challenges of kids growing older, this collection of essays and interviews is a compelling addition to books on fatherhood.”  —Jennifer Silverman, co-editor, My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

“With a diverse, smart, and political collection of contributors, Rad Dad will be an instant classic among the new generation of parents whose parenting intersects with their politics. There's no way you can put this book down without feeling both inspired and entertained by the bold honesty and fierce love heard in these voices.”  —Jessica Mills, author of My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

Rad Dad is one of the most important voices on the planet—at once parental, political, feminist, humble, and full of heart. In Rad Dad, none of our assumptions about parenting, gender, or the way things ‘have to be’ in the world go unexplored.”  —Ariel Gore, author of Bluebird: On Women and Happiness and The Hip Mama Survival Guide

Editors: Tomas Moniz & Jeremy Adam SmithLanguage: English
Format: Book (pb)
Pages:  200
Released:  2011-10-20
Publisher: PM Press
Dimensions: 209 x 133 x 12 mm
Weight:  204 g
ISBN: 9781604864816

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Touching on topics such as the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience; the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers; the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers; the emotions of sperm donation; and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration, this anthology leaves no stone unturned in the discussion of being a dad.

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