Fathermucker is my second novel, and also my best.
It is set in New Paltz, N.Y. The plot concerns a tumultuous day in the life of a stay-at-home dad.
Lenore Skenazy describes it as “Ulysses on a playdate,” which is a very good four-word synopsis.
Robin Antalek summarizes the book beautifully: “Josh Lansky is going to have one hell of a day. A screenwriter, fledgling freelancer and stay-at-home dad of two, Josh is drowning in a sea of earnest mommies feeding their precious offspring organic food and clothing them in natural fibers in the socially conscious New York suburb of New Paltz, when he finds out through the mommy gossip chain that his wife Stacy, away on a business trip, may or may not be cheating on him.”
A lot of writers I really admire have a lot of nice things to say about it.
You will like this book if you a) have young children, b) enjoy laughter, and c) can’t get the theme songs to various Nick Jr. television programs out of your head. If you are a subscriber to US Weekly, a resident of New Paltz, N.Y, or a stay-at-home dad, that’s icing on the cake.
This book makes a perfect gift for fathers between the ages of 25 and 60. They can live without a new tie this holiday season.
Harper Paperbacks is the publisher.
Here is the official book trailer: