Daddy Needs A Drink

An irreverent look at parenting from a dad who truly loves his kids … even when they’re driving him nuts

“Rob Wilder’s hilarious and boldly candid essays about the realities of parenting go down like a gin and tonic on a hot summer afternoon.”

“If David Sedaris had children, this is the book he might write.”
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Life in the trenches should always be this funny.”
—The Arizona Republic

“For those who prefer a shot of tequila at 2 a.m….Wilder writes edgy, snarky essays and tiptoes through the sentimentality minefield. Filling a book with essays about fatherhood that are consistently hilarious and never maudlin is a difficult feat, but Wilder makes it look easy…His love for family comes through without ever seeming cloying.”
—Los Angeles Times

“DADDY NEEDS A DRINK hits you in the face like a fully loaded diaper. These hilarious tales of fatherhood are both shockingly foul and utterly humane. This is a spectacular book – even if you don’t have kids and may never want to. If you do have kids, Robert Wilder will make you feel like you aren’t the only one screwing it all up.”
—Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors and Magical Thinking

“Robert Wilder doesn’t just a need a drink, he deserves one, for writing the funniest, most irreverent book about parenting in recent memory. DADDY NEEDS A DRINK is an affectionate, wickedly observant, unexpectedly tender account of one man’s sleepless journey through the brave new world of diapers, toy trains, and very smelly snowman suits.”
—Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children

“It’s rare and refreshing to receive a dispatch directly from the heart of the Daddy Trap. Rob Wilder writes about the hidden humiliations of fatherhood with a sly wit and brutal candor. Better yet, he is able to convey – without cheap sentiment – the profound love he feels for his wife and children, even as they drive him nuts. A lovely book.”
—Steve Almond, author of Candyfreak and The Evil B.B. Chow

“This book is wonderful and charming and so welcome.  By the end I wished Robert Wilder had six more children and had written four hundred more pages; his voice, and his family, are irresistible.”
—Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off The Couch

“This book made me laugh out loud. I don’t have children but I couldn’t put it down. The complex world of parenting in modern America comes fully alive. Beautifully written, this book is for everyone.”
—Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and The Great Failure

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