Went out on a limb with the title there. That’s about as street as I get. But how else to describe a moment in time I never imagined could happen. Something I wrote has been published in a book. Yep, past tense there. No longer a thing to come at a future time, it is now reality.
The book, Dads Behaving Dadly II is now available for pre-order at Amazon. The book itself will be released June 5th. I’m hoping to have them available here at some point as well.
The book is just like what you read at Frank’s Place. A bunch of dads telling their stories. Turns out a lot of dads are writing about their experiences. I guess you could say this book and the first, cleverly titled Dads Behaving Dadly, is the modern dad’s answer to the stereotype that we’re all just knuckle dragging morons who can’t change diapers.
I don’t like people for the most part so I usually don’t give a flying squirrels ass what they think of me. That holds true for this issue as well. But a lot of dudes and dads are concerned and this book represents their statement or deceleration if you will. It’s well done and well written. I’m sure you’ll learn a lot about modern fathers you may not have known before.
That’s the frightening part for me. This is a serious book written by serious people. It’s hard to explain the feeling. I write like a mug from Jersey, which is what I am of course. But it’s not just the fact something I wrote is in a real book. It’s the caliber of other contributors that makes me proud and terrified at the same time.
These dudes can bang the keys. I think I mentioned before I felt like I’ve sneaked in the club from a window in the back alley. So good are the other writers in this book, I sit here waiting for someone to realize I don’t belong and toss me to the curb. But, too late now. The ink is on the page. I’m in baby!
The moment got even more surreal when Mrs Frank’s Place and I were talking about the upcoming release date at dinner. Frank, my five year old, asked what we were saying and when she told him I wrote some stories in a book Frank turned to me and asked, “Daddy, you’re an author?”
Answering his question has been the most sobering moment of this whole deal.
I could gush on and on about this, patting myself on the back and basking in the glow. I’ll spare you. Suffice to say while I may only make enough money to cover a few rounds of golf, I’m pretty stoked about the book.
I hope you are too. You all made this happen. So thanks to all of you for clicking and reading and commenting and sharing.
Now stop reading and clicking and sharing and go buy the book. You’ll be glad you did and I’ll think of you the very next time I play golf.
Dads Behaving Dadly II at an Amazon.com near you.