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by Tomas Moniz

eBook Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood epub
  • ISBN: 1604864818
  • Author: Tomas Moniz
  • Genre: Parenting
  • Subcategory: Family Relationships
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PM Press; Original edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • ePUB size: 1986 kb
  • FB2 size 1424 kb
  • Formats lrf txt lrf azw


He lives in Berkeley, California.

He lives in Berkeley, California. One month into fatherhood, that is. A good friend gave me this book and I have been reading a story or two per night out loud to my wife and month-old son. I find the stories resonate very much with the complex feelings I had leading into fatherhood and emotions that continue to evolve as I have embarked on the journey. The stories, as they are all contributed by different writers, are varied in content and subject.

by Tomas Moniz First published January 1st 2011. Published August 4th 2011 by PM Press. He lives in San Francisco.

Bestselling authors, writers, musicians, and others collaborate on this collection that focuses on some of the modern complexities of fatherhood

Bestselling authors, writers, musicians, and others collaborate on this collection that focuses on some of the modern complexities of fatherhood. Touching on topics such as Combining the best of the award-winning magazine Rad Dad and the Daddy Dialectic blog, this compilation features the best essays written for fathers by a multitude of dads from different walks of life.

by Tomas Moniz and Jeremy Adam Smith. Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk and struggle. A combination of the best pieces from the award-winning zine Rad Dad and the blog Daddy Dialectic, two kindred publications that have tried to explore parenting as political territory. Rad Dad is the perfect book for every father out there in the real world who is trying to parent in ways that are loving, meaningful, authentic and, ultimately, revolutionary.

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Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood combines the best pieces from the award-winning zine Rad Dad and from the blog Daddy Dialectic, two kindred publications that have tried to explore parenting as political territory. Steve Almond, Jack Amoureux, Mike Araujo, Mark Andersen, Jeff Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Conant, Sky Cosby, Jason Denzin, Cory Doctorow, Craig Elliott, Chip Gagnon, Keith Hennessy, David L. Hoyt, Simon Knapus, Ian MacKaye, Tomas Moniz, Zappa Montag, Raj Patel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Sperber, Burke Stansbury, Shawn Taylor, Tata, Jeff West, and Mark Whiteley. What People Are Saying.

Ayun Halliday, author, The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches.

Read the book and love your kids. Ayun Halliday, author, The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches. The key theme of the book is that we all need a community of support to realize a vision of parenting which actually manifests that other, better world we've all been working toward for so long. Rad Dad's contributors are a politically engaged, profeminist, anticonsumerist bunch, but the truth is, even if they weren't, this would still be a pretty radical book.

Rad Dad gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its .

Rad Dad gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its contributors challenging traditional norms of what it means to be a father and subverting paradigms, while making you laugh in the process. With its thoughtful and engaging stories on topics like birth, stepfathering, gender, politics, pop culture, and the challenges of kids growing older, this collection of essays and interviews is a compelling addition to books on fatherhood.

Combining the best of the award-winning magazine Rad Dad and the Daddy Dialectic blog, this compilation features the best essays written for fathers by a multitude of dads from different walks of life. Bestselling authors, writers, musicians, and others collaborate on this collection that focuses on some of the modern complexities of fatherhood. Touching on topics such as the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience; the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers; the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers; the emotions of sperm donation; and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration, this anthology leaves no stone unturned in the discussion of being a dad. Contributors include: Steve Almond, Jack Amoureux, Mike Araujo, Mark Andersen, Jeff Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Conant, Jason Denzin, Cory Doctorow, Craig Elliott, Chip Gagnon, Keith Hennessy, David L. Hoyt, Simon Knapus, Ian MacKaye, Tomas Moniz, Zappa Montag, Raj Patel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Sperber, Burke Stansbury, Shawn Taylor, Tata, Jeff West, and Mark Whiteley.

 

Comments: (7)
Vudomuro
This is a really sweet compilation of short stories. It was on a baby registry but since then I've bought it for others too.
Kefym
One month into fatherhood, that is. A good friend gave me this book and I have been reading a story or two per night out loud to my wife and month-old son. I find the stories resonate very much with the complex feelings I had leading into fatherhood and emotions that continue to evolve as I have embarked on the journey.

The stories, as they are all contributed by different writers, are varied in content and subject. But they are all honest, well-written, often funny, and always relieving to me as I hear how other men have internalized and digested this transformation that I am in the thick of - from young adult to father.

To the negative reviewer, and more importantly to those who might be at all deterred by her review: not sure that this book, or more accurately the stories in this compilation (pointing perhaps to her lack of understanding of the content) are trying to be "progressive" or whatever other criticisms she threw out. They are honest essays written by fathers...

A GREAT gift for any expecting father in your life!
Saithinin
I was totally amped to get this book, being a new father myself, living in the San Francisco Bay Area (where most of these dad's do) and being progressive and open minded on all walks of life (I read the back cover and some reviews before purchasing) . Essentially, I am not the dad that most parenting books for and/or by parents are written for.

That said, I was quite underwhelmed by this book that had so much promise. Instead of finding stories written by "alternative dads", I read story after story (with few exceptions) of pretentious guys that wanted to brag more on their stance on a social topic than adventures in fatherhood. Many stories also had new dads complaining about their lot in life or how parenting has burdened their social relationships, love life, leisure time and finances. But, isn't that what parenthood is all about? Making sacrifices?

The only story that I really enjoyed was the one of the father that helped deliver his baby in the bathtub of their home when the midwife couldn't make it. That one story showed the horror, fear,joy, relief and unconditional love that sums up fatherhood, no matter who you are. It was also very well written. Many of the other stories came off as sounding posts or complaints on different aspects of society, class and race with little pieces of parenthood sprinkled in. Basically, political and lifestyle rants veiled as stories of fatherhood. I was turned off by these by about the sixth story, and I am about as progressive as it gets.

Everyone has different taste, so you may really enjoy this book. There were enough pretty good stories and one great story that kept me reading until the very end. If you are not familiar with, or from, the SF Bay Area, you may not understand some of the locations that the authors speak of and some of the Bay Area local speak might be misread.

Side note: If you do not agree with or are offended by transgendered people, activists, interracial couples, gay couples or families that are not, for lack of a better term, "traditional", you may want to steer clear of this title. On second thought, you may want to read this to see that we are all not so different, after all.

Again, not a bad book, just not a very Rad book about Dads.
Realistic
What does it mean to be a dad? What does being a dad look and feel like? Rad Dad talks about all forms of fatherhood and all forms of parenting. If one is looking for a nuclear family, full of traditional stories of parenting, then this book may not be for you. The fathers in here are not "typical" and some are more involved with their kids, some being stay-at-home parents. Some are dads of color. Some are merely donors. Some are trans. This book gives voice to those who are usually voiceless, those who are considered different by mainstream society. This book can give the reader the potential to open up their world and realize that people--all of us--lead different lives. In no way is fatherhood supposed to be the same, totalitarian script or manual that we all must use.

This book may be interpreted as polarizing because it may not be what some wanted to read about. I want to address this. We are all humans. We have different opinions. But in no way is this book meant to be something to separate us or make us angry. It is written to give us all opportunities to learn from each other so children and their parents can be loved no matter their race, gender, political views, or religion (or lack of one).
Mariwyn
I picked this book up from a small, publicly-owned co-op in Austin and was in love with it before I made it to my car. It's not instruction manual for how to raise a child: every author in the book raises their children in different, sometimes contradictory, ways. It is, however, a manual for dads on how to be Dads: to be that person your kids admire and grow to thank when they're older, all while having fun and not forgetting your own inner child. I cherish this book greatly and will re-read and borrow it out many times before it, like me, falls apart and turns to dust.

BUT, if you are a person who is less "liberal"-minded (that is, you are offended by homosexuality, against social transformation and adaptation, etc.) this is not the book for you. But that's OK: there are many other books written for you. So far this is the only book I've found that addresses the lives of those of us in my generation who've spent our lifetime trying to build a new world for our children.
Light out of Fildon
This is book is funny, thoughtful, insightful and all kinds of rad. The list of contributors is immense and offers up a broad spectrum of opinions and reflections. Buy it, cherish it, lend it, ask for it back.
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