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The Resource Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours, Ben Falcone ; with a foreword by Melissa McCarthy

Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours, Ben Falcone ; with a foreword by Melissa McCarthy

Label
Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours
Title
Being a dad is weird
Title remainder
lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours
Statement of responsibility
Ben Falcone ; with a foreword by Melissa McCarthy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, who also penned the Foreword, are shaped by his own childhood. Though he's best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn't a big shot movie star director at home. There, he's just dad. In this winning collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father, an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone. Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as he sounds more and more like his dad. While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons' lives were never dull, a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir. --
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falcone, Ben
Dewey number
306.874/2092
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ756
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCarthy, Melissa
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  • Falcone, Ben
  • Fathers
  • Actors
  • Fatherhood
Target audience
adult
Label
Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours, Ben Falcone ; with a foreword by Melissa McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Have good times -- It's about who you know -- Take it all in stride -- The big sky theory -- Rip off the band-aid -- Parenting through hypochondria -- Not all vacations with your children are magical -- Navigating breakfast conversations -- Having children of the opposite gender -- Parenting the parents -- Admit your faults -- All hail the road warrior -- How to be an inspiration to young athletes -- Admit when you have said, done, or cooked something wrong -- High school - let it be a time of poor choices -- My dad's noises -- It's okay to let them see you sweat -- Music makes the world go 'round -- Stop feeling guilty -- Forget counting sheep when you can't sleep -- Foster political ideas -- Learn the rules of the game -- Always support your children -- Teach your children the value of money -- Find a good lady to spend your life with -- Appreciate every gesture -- It's okay to cry -- Choose happy
Control code
sky287812828
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780062473622
Lccn
bl2017011670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ak 05/17
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours, Ben Falcone ; with a foreword by Melissa McCarthy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Have good times -- It's about who you know -- Take it all in stride -- The big sky theory -- Rip off the band-aid -- Parenting through hypochondria -- Not all vacations with your children are magical -- Navigating breakfast conversations -- Having children of the opposite gender -- Parenting the parents -- Admit your faults -- All hail the road warrior -- How to be an inspiration to young athletes -- Admit when you have said, done, or cooked something wrong -- High school - let it be a time of poor choices -- My dad's noises -- It's okay to let them see you sweat -- Music makes the world go 'round -- Stop feeling guilty -- Forget counting sheep when you can't sleep -- Foster political ideas -- Learn the rules of the game -- Always support your children -- Teach your children the value of money -- Find a good lady to spend your life with -- Appreciate every gesture -- It's okay to cry -- Choose happy
Control code
sky287812828
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780062473622
Lccn
bl2017011670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ak 05/17
Other physical details
illustrations

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