The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be and The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year

“Brott writes honestly and earnestly. His wry sense of humor will be a relief to hassled parents” — Time

Hailed by Time magazine as “the superdad’s superdad,” Armin Brott is a pioneer and trusted authority in the field of fatherhood, with more than one million copies of his celebrated book The Expectant Father sold. Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be, along with its beloved companion The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year, has been updated with the most cutting edge insights into the emotional, financial, and physical effects of fatherhood on men (available May 2015). Drawing on Brott’s experience as a father of three, thousands of interviews with real dads, and expert advice from top obstetricians, sociologists, psychologists, and more, The Expectant Father and The New Father provide an unparalleled look at the questions facing twenty-first century fathers.

This information-packed series, featuring month-by-month guides, dives head-first into the issues facing today’s fathers. Brott writes openly about how technology is changing fatherhood; how pre-birth participation makes dads more likely to be active parents post-birth; how shifting family roles impact dads; and how society has changed to accommodate more active participation from fathers. He also addresses special concerns for fathers and fathers-to-be in blended families and same-sex couples; fathers of children with special needs; and men who became dads with the help of reproductive technology.

In addition to information on new dimensions of fatherhood—from society’s shifting expectations for dads to parenting in the internet age—Brott explores classic questions that have endured over the years, including: How are we going to afford a child? How will this affect my relationship with my partner? Will we ever have sex again? and What am I supposed to do with a new baby? Clear formatting, including monthly check-ins for “What’s Going On with the Baby?” “What You’re Going Through?” “What’s Going on with Your Partner?” and more allow time-strapped parents to cut to the heart of the issues that matter to them most. Brott’s gentle touch, combined with the enduring humor of New Yorker cartoons, serves as the most comprehensive, influential guide to parenting specifically written for fathers.

About Armin A. Brott

Armin Brott, Mr. Dad, is a nationally recognized expert on parenting and the author of eight books on fatherhood, including Fathering Your Toddler and The Military Father. He has also written on parenting for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Glamour, and Newsweek, among many others, and has appeared on the Today Show, CBS Overnight, and Politically Incorrect. He writes the popular nationally syndicated column, “Ask Mr. Dad,” and hosts “Positive Parenting,” a weekly syndicated talk show. Brott lives with his family in Oakland, California.

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