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Dad Up! by Steve Patterson

Dad Up!

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Dad Up! by Steve Patterson
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Jun 01, 2021 | ISBN 9780735238350

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Praise for Dad Up!:

“As always, Steve Patterson finds the unusual in the natural, the unnatural in the ubiquitous, the light in the dark and the dark in the light, then twists the whole mess into wonderfully crafted comedy that captures the weirdness that’s inherent in being human. This book is a touching and very funny read. At least up to the chapter in which he mentions me. I stopped reading after that.”
—Brent Butt, creator of Corner Gas
 
“This book should come with a ‘READ BEFORE PARENTING’ sticker. It won’t teach you how NOT to get punched in the testicles, but you will gain a mother-load of hilarious insights into fatherhood that superhero mums everywhere will be grateful you learned.”
—Denise Donlan, broadcast executive and author of Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances)

“As parents, we all start out flying blind, and we all wind up writing our own guide books. Happily, Steve Patterson has actually put pen to paper and shared his. It is honest, warm, poignant….and of course it’s funny. Dads, you will recognize yourselves here. Also, learning that, as a boy, Steve thought it would be a good idea to ski off the roof of his family home explains a lot . . .”
—Stephen Brunt, bestselling author of Searching for Bobby Orr
 
Dad Up! confirms many of my previously held theories about Steve Patterson: funny guy, great storyteller, and as host of ‘The Debaters’ a person who can make quite a convincing argument for conceiving your child at a Grey Cup Party.”
—Jay Ornait, bestselling author of Anchorboy and host of TSN’s “SC With Jay Onrait”
 
“If you were hoping Steve Patterson’s Dad Up! would make you howl with laughter, well your wish will be granted page by page. But you may not have expected his reflections on parenthood to be so thoughtful, moving, even wise. The best of both worlds. Powerful prose from a very funny rookie Dad.”
—Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
 
“Steve Patterson’s Dad Up! is the father’s manual this world needs. It’s a hilarious, tender account of bringing tiny humans into the world, keeping them alive, and becoming more alive in the process. Prepare to soil your diapers.​”
—Elizabeth Renzetti, journalist and author of Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls and Based on a True Story
 
“Thumbs up for Steve Patterson’s Dad Up! It’s a wise and humorous guide to the pitfalls, pratfalls, joy and terror of the most rewarding job that many of us will ever have.”
—Chris Cuthbert, Rogers Sportsnet

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