Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours
A funny and intimate take a look at fatherhood from the actor and creator/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood.
Though he’s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, in addition to his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star director at home. There, he’s just dad. In this winning selection of stories, with a foreword by his hilarious wife, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a rather casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone.
Ben is just an atypical dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing increasingly concerned as he sounds increasingly like his dad. Even as Steve Falcone would possibly not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, once in a while hilarious, and poignant memoir.
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