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076 CLYDE EDGERTON: "Don't Mess with Papadaddy"

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The wildly successful author of ten novels, Clyde Edgerton has turned his pen on a new target: fatherhood. “Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages” is a hysterical, heart-warming read. Today on BOLD, we meet the man behind this magical book for parents.

 

 

“I composed letters to my children as they were growing up,” Clyde says. “I feel so fortunate to be able to use those now.” He’s uniquely qualified to write about Dad-dom: his children range in age from 8 to 32.

 

 

Clyde’s humorous and helpful tome guides new parents on everything from dealing with in-laws, coping with sleep deprivation and what to do after you’ve cursed in front of a mimicking baby. “If it is happening with your child, it has already happened to me,” he laughs.

 

 

One reviewer states:  “Edgerton is so, so funny. He captures the rainbows, cheap thrills and irritating potholes of parenting with splendid understatement.” Clyde has been a Guggenheim Fellow and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books.