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Dad Camp by Evan S. Porter
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Jun 11, 2024 | ISBN 9780593474402

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Dad Camp is a frank, funny, and beautifully told story about that very unique and intense love between fathers and daughters, and the exquisite pain that comes from watching your little girl grow up and knowing there’s not a d*mn thing you can do about it.”—Jonathan Tropper, New York Times bestselling author or One Last Thing Before I Go
“A beautifully observed father-daughter story, brimming with wit and warmth. Evan Porter’s heartwarming debut is an absolute winner.”—Richard Roper, author of Something to Live For
Dad Camp examines raising preteen children with such a great blend of humor and heartbreak. Evan Porter will make you want to laugh out loud and tear up while reading this heartwarming story of the inevitable distance that appears between parents and their growing children. You’ll want to call your dad after you finish this book.”—Sona Movsesian, New York Times bestselling author of The World’s Worst Assistant

Dad Camp is such a wonderful and hilarious reminder that there is no such thing as a perfect parent, nor should there be!  It is a story that dads AND moms will relate to about parenting and how hard it is and how awesome it is and how hard it is.  Did I say that already?  Evan Porter captured the sacrifice, the gifts, and everything in between in this engaging, laugh-out-loud story that is just as much about being a parent as it is about being a grown-up.  Because sometimes that is hard, too.”—Hillary Yablon, author of Sylvia’s Second Act
“A first-rate charmer of a book, Dad Camp by Evan S. Porter is a fast, fun, deeply insightful story about the complete, unconditional, and often infuriating love that parents have for their kids. Porter’s affection for his characters is contagious, and his subtle blend of humor and sentimentality make for pure reading pleasure.”—Matthew Norman, author of Charm City Rocks

“In this heartwarming and rib-tickling debut novel, a (perhaps overly) devoted father attempts the Sisyphean task of regaining his tweenaged daughter’s adoration through a disastrously conceived “dad-daughter” camping retreat…Come for the dumb dad jokes (and witty jokes on dads) and stay for the insights on growing up, staying close, and letting go.”—Oprah Daily!
“In Atlanta author Evan S. Porter’s debut novel, John is a devoted father to his 11-year-old daughter Avery. But now that she’s approaching her first year of middle school, her hugs and giggles have turned into eye rolls and a bad attitude. To strengthen their fraying bond, he forces her to join him in a week of father-daughter summer camp where everything goes wrong before it eventually turns out all right.”The Atlanta Journal Constitution

“A funny book, but also bittersweet. For any Dad whose little girl is growing up too fast, it’s the right gift.”Washington Informer

“This heartwarming tale follows father-daughter duo John and Avery. John hopes that by dragging his preteen daughter away to a “father-daughter week” at a remote summer camp their relationship will finally get back to what is was — the two of them being best friends and doing everything together. But when he gets there, John learns that sometimes summer camp isn’t all its cracked up to be. What follows is a battle of love, family and friendship…What readers are saying: I rarely have the chance to read about fathers and daughters and how their relationships can develop. I loved Porter’s perspective in Dad Camp. He’s a superb storyteller. Well done, and it’s a beautiful book.”Woman’s World

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