The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood
By Chris Erskine

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ISBN 978-1-945551-30-7
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller!

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 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.

Click HERE to listen to this great interview with Chris on Air Talk with Larry Mantle!

Click HERE to read the lovely article about Chris and Daditude in the La Cañada Valley Sun!

Praise for Daditude

A PubWest Design Award Winner

“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+”
Caitlin Flanagan, contributing editor of The Atlantic and former staff writer at The New Yorker

“Charming… the columns are very well written, concise, and to the point. Perfect for anyone who enjoys stories of fatherhood.”
Library Journal 

“Chris Erskine hits nothing but home runs. His work is replete with wit, context, perception, and almost always a healthy dose of compassion. I’ve loved his columns for years. You will, too.”
Al Michaels, legendary sportscaster

“The book has a lot of heart…the essays were easy to read and a ton of fun as well.”
Dad’s of Diva’s Blog

About Chris

Three-time Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author

Chris Erskine is a best-selling humor writer 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 in many other papers nationwide. The father of four and resident of a quiet L.A. suburb, Erskine is also a features editor and writer at The Los Angeles Times, as well as the author of two previous books, Man of the House and Surviving Suburbia.