5 books for dad this Father’s Day

Fathers Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re looking for an awesome gift for the dads in your life and you’re not sure if you’re ready to commit to that new grill he’s been eyeing or you’re convinced he has enough tools already (even though he’ll say he doesn’t),  why not get him the gift of a book?

From budding new authors to television celebrities, I’ve compiled a list of books that’ll leave dad laughing, crying, or simply inspired. So, take a look, buy a book, and give dad something he’ll always remember.

Becoming Dad

J.C.W. Helmkamp

There is no greater adventure than that of Fatherhood—but William is about to embark on one adventure that might just rival it.

Having been entrusted with his late father’s pride and joy, The Grace—a classic sailboat, William has quite the quest ahead. He must leave the comfort and familiarity of his everyday life to embrace the spray of the sea, the balance between the tumultuous fury of the forces of the world and her grandest displays of natural beauty, to challenge his own fortitude and resolve in a way he has never done before.

Get your copy of Becoming Dad

Every Tool’s a Hammer

Adam Savage

Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.

Get your copy of Every Tool’s a Hammer

The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today’s Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads

John Finkel and Art Eddy

Becoming a dad gives men a VIP pass into the greatest club on earth: fatherhood. Its rewards are unmatched, its challenges, uncharted. The experience can reach euphoric highs and gut-punching lows. For those moments (and everything in between), The Life of Dad has your back.

The Life of Dad is an all-encompassing, entertaining distillation of the full dad experience, through a collection of interviews, podcasts, online chats, Facebook Lives, and more, dispensing collective wisdom from dads who have been in the trenches.

Get your copy of The Life of Dad

Stark Raving Dad: Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us

Sanderson Dean

Finally! The pain of parenting . . . in poetic form! Stark Raving Dad is an illustrated collection of poems (no claims of being Walt Whitman here) that humorously captures fatherly angst in comedic verse and pairs it with “talented” art from the author’s own kids.

Let’s be honest: Most gifts for Dad usually end up being a golf club or a tie. But what about the Dad in desperate need of a laugh? Give him reassurance he’s not the only father trying to figure it all out.

Get your copy of Stark Raving Dad

Match Made in Heaven: A Tale of Golf

Bob Mitchell

This hilarious and thought-provoking novel follows Elliott Goodman who, after a heart attack, gets a chance to save his own life when God challenges him to an eighteen-hole golf match against such legendary opponents as Leonardo da Vinci, Babe Ruth, and Socrates.

Get your copy of Match Made in Heaven

Published by Tim Koster

Tim Koster is an American author who was born and raised in Portland, Maine. After graduating from Deering High School, Tim attended Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, where he studied English with an emphasis on creative writing. In his junior year, Tim enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve as a public affairs specialist and deployed on two combat missions – his first was to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn (2011) and his second was to Syria in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve (2018). Tim currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.

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