first off, a book called "Call Me Dad: A manual for new fathers" is being officially launched at dymocks in wellington on wednesday 18 february at 6pm. here's part of the blurb:
"Call Me Dad!" is packed with information on everything from pregnancy andpreparing for the baby, to the end of that first year. The book is based onour own experiences of fatherhood and includes lots of tips and real lifestories from the global DIYFather community of fathers.
Call Me Dad! is essential reading for new fathers and every guy who is aboutto enter fatherhood! It was specifically written by fathers for fathers and provides a unique take on parenthood from a male perspective.
hope it goes well. (hat tip: dave moskovitz to AEN)
in a similar vein, i heard part of this interview on radio nz this morning, about haggis hague (yup, that's the name he goes by) who:
recently self-published a book about becoming a father, fitness and food: It's Not the End: Encouragement and Practical Ideas for Men. It is available as a free PDF download from his website haggismagic.com [although he does ask for donations, if you can afford it].
it's great to see this kind of work being put in to positive fatherhood messaging and support.
while i'm at it, i'd also like to mention a book that i've played a small role in, called "the crescent moon: the asian face of islam in nz". the book is an initiative of the asia nz foundation & is being supported by a display at the pataka museum, porirua. it's a lovely book filled with black & white pictures by ans westra.