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Confessions Of The World's Best Father

by Dave Engledow

Gotham Book Mart | May 6, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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A hilarious pictorial parody of a clueless father and his adorable daughter

In an attempt to create an image that his new daughter would one day appreciate, Dave Engledow took a photo in which he's cradling eight-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he's squirting breast milk into a "World's Best Father" mug. Friends and family clamored for more. After Dave's humorous attempts to capture the sleep-deprived obliviousness of being a first-time dad went viral, he and Alice Bee found themselves bona fide Internet and television celebrities.

Merging a Norman Rockwell aesthetic with a darkly comic sensibility, Dave pairs each side-splittingly funny image with a log entry describing the awkward situation that the World's Best Father has found himself in. Readers of Sh*t My Dad Says and Awkward Family Photos will devour the artful and hilarious Confessions of the World's Best Father.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Gotham Book Mart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1592408893

ISBN - 13: 9781592408894

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Confessions Of The World's Best Father

by Dave Engledow

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Gotham Book Mart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1592408893

ISBN - 13: 9781592408894

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“Look.” Lee Miller stood and pulled on her gloves. “Can you come to us this weekend? Come meet Roland. I married, you know. Twice, to be precise. Aziz and I married after you left Paris, but it didn’t last. God, Cairo was so boring. But I think this one will last. Come meet the husband, and little Anthony. Yes, I have a child. A boy. The most beautiful little boy in the world. I’m absolutely besotted.” Pain knifed my chest. “I didn’t plan a long stay,” I said, trying to sound a touch careless, a little preoccupied with all the things I had to do. “And I didn’t bring evening clothes. In fact, I am wearing my entire travel wardrobe.” It was a silly excuse but one that would do when the truth was too painful. I didn’t want to see Lee holding her child. Lee, who had never wanted to marry, to have children, now had both husband and son. And my child was lost; her father, the man who should have been my husband, was an ocean away, living with a different wife, a different family. Lee laughed. “Darling, that doesn’t matter. Wear a sheet if you must. It will be like the old days. Do come! On Friday, take the afternoon train to Lewes and we’ll pick you up at the station. On Sunday, we’ll drive you to Newhaven and you can catch the ferry to France.” She stood and reached for the bill, signing it rather than leaving cash. I read her signature upside down. Lady Penrose of Poughkeepsie,
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A hilarious pictorial parody of a clueless father and his adorable daughter

In an attempt to create an image that his new daughter would one day appreciate, Dave Engledow took a photo in which he's cradling eight-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he's squirting breast milk into a "World's Best Father" mug. Friends and family clamored for more. After Dave's humorous attempts to capture the sleep-deprived obliviousness of being a first-time dad went viral, he and Alice Bee found themselves bona fide Internet and television celebrities.

Merging a Norman Rockwell aesthetic with a darkly comic sensibility, Dave pairs each side-splittingly funny image with a log entry describing the awkward situation that the World's Best Father has found himself in. Readers of Sh*t My Dad Says and Awkward Family Photos will devour the artful and hilarious Confessions of the World's Best Father.

About the Author

Dave Engledow studied photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in the Washington, DC, area.

Editorial Reviews

"… in this clever send-up of perfect parenting . . . each grittily realistic photo is accompanied by hilarious commentary from Engledow, who appears to possess a quality every dad should have: the ability to laugh at himself."
-Book Page
 
"in a funny new book, photographer Dave Engledow skewers the art of being a dad."
-People
 
"His gorgeous, hilarious, reality-bending photos pair Engledow with his daring daughter, Alice Bee, in situations that would make parents cringe-if they weren't laughing out loud, that is."
-Parade.com
 
"...a perfect work of satire, which every parent will love and return to often...a unique book, that also happens to be a work of art"
-Jason Good, stand-up comedian and author of This is Ridiculous, This is Amazing

"A goofy and heart-gladdening tribute to all the joys and slings and arrows of raising a daughter."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Internet, meet your new favorite dad."
-BuzzFeed

"A hilariously twisted response to all those cutesy shots that parents post on Facebook."
-Working Mothers ("Dad's Who Rock: 25 Superstar Fathers")

"[Dave Engledow] takes family portraits to a whole new level."
-New York Daily News 

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