Something is going on in the publishing world. There’s been a sudden slew of books focused on fatherhood. Author Simon Kettlewell created something of a storm with Eternity Leave, his novel about stay at home dad life and the Music, Football Fatherhood crew will shortly publish its opus, simply titled Dad (that said, the MFF
I was a bit nervous about reading Eternity Leave. It’s a work of fiction based on the experiences of stay-at-home-dad and author Simon Kettlewell, a man who has spent 19 years as the main carer for his four children. When portrayed in any media, fathers are often distant, bumbling, incompetent fools. Was Kettlewell going to
I think most parents would agree family life is like a circus performance. Circus performer Nina Bambrey has taken this theory one step further and written a book called Spirited which aims to be a “creative workbook to help you prepare for the adventure of parenting.”
Kate Clanchy’s Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me took me by surprise. It may be that I’d misunderstood something in the accompanying media release, but I thought this was going to be a funny and witty set of anecdotes based on Clanchy’s 30 years of working in the classroom.