Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk, and struggle. With grace and honesty and strength, Rad Dad’s writers tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch: the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience, the challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers, the tests faced by transgendered and gay fathers, the emotions of sperm donation, and parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. Order your copy now!
The Daddy Shift
The Daddy Shift tells the stories of fathers who have embraced caregiving and egalitarian marriages, explores the hopes and ideals that inform their choices, and analyzes the economic and social developments have made their choices possible. "Insightful... compassionate"--Michael S. Kimmel, author of Guyland; "Impressive... persuasive"--Mothering magazine.
The Compassionate Instinct
We are witnessing a revolution in the scientific understanding of human nature. Where once science painted humans as self-seeking and warlike--notions of killer apes and selfish genes that still permeate popular culture--today scientists of many disciplines are making new discoveries about how and why people do good. In The Compassionate Instinct Steven Pinker, Frans de Waal, Dacher Keltner, Michael Pollan, and other scientists and journalists illuminate the biological, evolutionary, social, and psychological roots of positive emotions and happiness, and practical steps for achieving the good life. Forthcoming from WW Norton & Co. in January 2010.
Are We Born Racist?
Leading scientists, psychologists, educators, and writers discuss why and how our brains form prejudices, how racism hurts our health, steps we can take to mitigate prejudiced instincts, and what a post-prejudice society might actually look like. Writers in Are We Born Racist? illustrate the deep psychological roots of prejudice, detectable even in our brain activity—while also proving that we can change our responses to these biases. Forthcoming from Beacon Press in August 2010.
“Jeremy Adam Smith writes so well and so honestly about the love of staying home with his son, about the economics of his family life, and about the politics of our nation at large.” – Miriam Peskowitz, author of The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars and co-author of The Daring Book for Girls
"There are dozens of great dad blogs -- particularly first-person takes on the subject -- but no one puts fatherhood under as analytical a lens as does Jeremy Adam Smith and his fellow bloggers at Daddy Dialectic." -- Brian Reid, Rebeldad