Canadian Book Review Challenge

Poor Daddy: Adventures of a Stay-at-Home Father
Jim Hagarty

This is hilarious story about a stay at home Dad who took on a real adventure when he quit his teaching job to take care of the kids for a year. It is even more poignant because it is based on the author’s journey of being a full-time daddy.

Hagarty cautions fathers to think twice before trying such a feat. Being a full-time stay-at-home father is far from fun and enjoyable. It is really much harder than it looks at first sight. The reader can see this vividly throughout the book and on the cover of the book when Daddy is running out the door after his toddler in his underwear.

Hagarty’s desperation is vividly portrayed in each sentence. He just couldn’t contain it. I laughed out loud many times as I read the book. I empathized with Hagarty and was glad that he joined the work force with its many complexities and trials. As bad as the work force could be, being a full-time stay-at-home Dad was worse.

What a gem of a book. It is as poignant as it is engaging. I recommend it to any father who dares to dream of being a full-time Dad.

Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
For the Canadian Book Review Challenge

Rating: 5+ Stars

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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