Written with self-excoriating candour and the driest humour, comes a book about being a dad from one of our best loved journalists.
For Tim Dowling, fatherhood has sometimes felt like two decades of lessons learned through failure.
1. Don’t give your children sugary drinks and expect them to be as sweet. You could end up with a chopstick in your earhole.
2. There is no reason holidays should be thought of as relaxing. Consider them an opportunity to be shrieked at in different climates.
3. ‘Let’s not tell mum about this’ is not legally binding. It never has been. You’re only trying to make yourself feel better.
Drawing on what actually feels like two lifetimes of experience, Dad You Suck is a hilarious account of the joy of fatherhood, and the subtle art of transforming your children’s insults into a reason for being.