Father’s Day is just around the corner and, once again, none of us know what to get Dad. Have you gotten him a watch for the last three years? Did they run out of Bath and Body Works’s Mahogany Woods Lotion again?

Not to worry, here at Prospect Park Books, we have your back. Daditude by Chris Erskine is the perfect gift by a dad for a dad.


With amazing reviews and articles in the Los Angeles TimesMotherhood MomentSanta Barbara Seasons and the Pasadena Star, this LA Times Bestseller will be sure to make your dad laugh. L.A. Parent writes, “I had laughed out loud over his cynical, yet strangely endearing, way of looking at the world. His wry and accurate observations cover everything from the freeways and suburbs of L.A. to his marriage…” Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer for The Atlantic, adds, “If I have to come and hand sell this book to each of you, I’ll do it. This book is so funny and so good—and so short and so elegantly published—that you will be thrilled to own it. I tracked the guy down with a fan letter. A+”

And it’s never a bad time to celebrate mom! The Courier Times says, “These essays are beautifully written, thoughtful, and would make not only a nice gift for dad, but for plenty of moms, too.”

Daditude on the bestseller’s wall at Vroman’s Bookstore

More into radio/TV? Check out Chris’s interviews on Born to Talk Radio, AirTalk with Larry Mantle, and the KNBC News Conference, or his appearances on WGN-TV, Chicago (June 13th) and She Said He Said, 590-AM KFNS (June 19th).

Chris is currently off to The Book Stall in Winnetka (June 14th) with the talented David McGlynn, who is touring with his new book, One Day You’ll Thank Me.  Then it’s time for ALA in New Orleans, where he was invited to speak on the humor-writing panel headed by Paula Poundstone. (Michelle Obama will also be there.. just saying..)

Daditude was also chosen as La Canada’s One City, One Book for 2018, will culminate in an event with Chris at the La Canada library on October 14th.

Chris Erskine is a nationally known humor columnist and editor for the Los Angeles Times. As an editor, he has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at the Times (for his graphics work on the Northridge quake and the North Hollywood bank robbery). He is best known to readers for his weekly humor pieces on life in suburban Los Angeles.


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