9781938170157

Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal : Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

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  • ISBN13:

    9781938170157

  • ISBN10:

    1938170156

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2013
  • Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS

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Summary

MEN: Ever wonder about stay-at-home dads? What in the name of testosterone do they DOall day with those kids? I mean, are they really men at all, or are they some strange, invasive alien species, sent to Earth to defy and destroy all gender stereotypes? WOMEN: Ever dream about stay-at-home dads? Do they really wash clothes, pick up after themselves, take great care of your kids, and have dinner waiting for you when you get home? There must be horrible, secret downside that they don't warn you about, right? Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternalprovides a rare glimpse into the natural habitat of this most mysterious and splendid of creatures, the North American Stay-at-Home Father ( Paternus domesticus). Learn what motivates a man to pursue this noble occupation. Discover the countless joys and periodic sorrows that come with raising a family. Witness the life and family of Scott Benner, author, activist, humorist, and 12-year stay-at-home dad. When Scott's daughter, Arden, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two, his world took a sharp turn, but his positive outlook on life did not waver. Scott's colloquial wisdom will warm your heart while it challenges your ideas about parenting and gender roles in today's household. Written from a truly unique point of view in a style both poignant and playful, Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternalis an honest portrait of the modern family.

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