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Dad Up!

Long-Time Comedian. First-Time Father.

June 1, 2021 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780735238350
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Description

From one of the country's most beloved comedians and host of CBC Radio's incredibly popular program The Debaters comes a funny, poignant, and at times unexpectedly wise look at what it means to be a dad in this day and age.

Steve Patterson has been thinking about dad-dom for quite a while. In Dad Up! he gives his all to be the best father possible to two young girls while imparting his hard-won wisdom and insights to readers everywhere.

The youngest of five boys growing up in an Irish Catholic household, Patterson mines his childhood for any sage advice he might have picked up from his own dad. He talks with candour about the difficulty he and his wife, Nancy, had conceiving, finding humour in their experiences with the fertility clinic's automated phone calls (which Patterson calls "RoboPimp") informing them when Nancy was ovulating. He chronicles the disappointment of failing to get pregnant, only to have the miracle conception take place in Regina during Grey Cup Week, under the guiding spirit of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and comedian Brent Butt (don't ask).

From that point on, Steve Patterson assumes full dad-mode, riffing on the biohazard that is changing a diaper, the absolute futility of stuffed animals, becoming a public breastfeeding warrior in the most unexpected of places, and how growing up a little boy in no way prepares you to being a father to little girls.

Most importantly, Dad Up! charts the awesome experience of watching tiny infants that you somehow had a hand in creating evolve into confident and crafty little people, and the lessons that they teach along the way.

About this Author

STEVE PATTERSON is a stand-up comedian and host of the CBC Radio show The Debaters. He performs all around the world, either live stand-up comedy or his Debaters Live On Tour theatre show. He also hosts his own web series, The Smartass-ociates. He has appeared in numerous Just For Laughs galas, the Halifax and Winnipeg comedy festivals and also brought funny to the world of film critiquing as host and moderator of Short Film Faceoff, which awards cash and national recognition to emerging Canadian filmmakers. His previous book is The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send.

ISBN: 9780735238350
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 232
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: 2021-06-01

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