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My Dad Is A Freak

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is a memoir detailing one man's serendipitous journey from bachelorhood to parenthood. After his latest girlfriend becomes his wife, and his wife becomes pregnant, Tom Bell finds himself a first time father at nearly 50 years old. Over the years, he has shown only a passing interest in his nieces and nephews, and has never touche
Paperback, 220 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by A.f.F. & Sons
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Scott Rhee
Between owning and operating a successful bar in the Tremont area and occasionally dating, Clevelander and long-time bachelor Thomas K. Bell somehow managed to do the impossible: find the right woman to settle down and have kids with. Not that it was easy, especially the latter part. Bell's funny and poignant memoir "My Dad is a Freak" is kind of his ode to Fatherhood, a lifestyle choice he laments every waking moment but would not trade it for anything in the world. Bell's rants are, at times, ...more
Thomas Bell
May 31, 2012 Thomas Bell rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
“In Bell's debut memoir, a late-blooming dad humorously discusses the angst, joys, and mysteries of fatherhood." "...the author's creative wordplay goes beyond the cute chapter titles. The wit here is found in many observational comparisons..." "The intelligence of the writing suggests that Bell is aware of the uncouthness in focusing on 'subject matter that is nauseatingly droll coming from anyone except yourself." "...the book's compactness and ample wit will find traction with parents and con ...more
Kacee Delauren
This book alternated between really funny and really touching. This guy had the mind-set of a bachelor and built his life and world view around that premise. When he gets married later in life and has kids, they inspire his off-the-wall observations, comparing and contrasting his new reality with his old, more familiar reality. Well done, left me wanting more!
Rachel Najjar
Bell has written a gem of a memoir. Simultaneously humorous and heartwarming, he has given an honest and real account of parenthood that is relatable to those with or without children. It was truly a delight to be able to share the thought process of an indulgent, sometimes selfish, but ultimately head-over-heels-in-love-with-his-children father.
Fun read! Will discuss at book group tomorrow it will be interesting to hear what everyone thinks. Most of us have kids. Like that it is a local author. Brought back many memories of child rearing! The good old days! Lesley I think you will like this one.
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