The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood
By Chris Erskine
Hardcover | $18.95
Ebook | $12.99
Wise, wry, and witty essays on fatherhood from Chris Erskine, the beloved columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
Life is never peaceful in Chris Erskine’s house, what with the four kids, 300-pound beagle, chronically leaky roof, and long-suffering wife, Posh. And that’s exactly the way he likes it, except when he doesn’t. Every week in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other papers, Erskine distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of modern fatherhood. And now, he’s gathered the very best of these witty and wise essays—and invited his kids (and maybe even Posh) to annotate them with updated commentary, which they promise won’t be too snarky.
This handsome book is the perfect gift for the father who would have everything—if he hadn’t already given it all to his kids.
Praise for Erskine’s Writing
2-time Los Angeles Times Bestselling author!
“However you slice it, fatherhood has provided Erskine with some great material.”
“Filled with humorous family anecdotes that are sure to appeal to anyone who has children.”
— TV Cheat Sheet
About the Author
Chris Erskine is a longtime humor columnist who mines the rich worlds of fatherhood, marriage, and suburbia; his columns are featured weekly in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and they also appear sometimes in many papers, including the Buffalo News, Orlando Sentinel, Arizona Republic, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The father of four and resident of a quiet LA suburb, Erskine is also a staff editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times, as well as the author of two previous books, Man of the House and Surviving Suburbia.