Letting dads know what they're in for and how to cope once they're there
There are lots of books about parenthood. But if you look closely most of them are about motherhood. Fathers get brief paragraphs about needing the odd cuddle themselves and being helpful for carrying the heavier elements of baby kit, but that's it.
Fatherhood - The Truth, on the other hand, is a shed-friendly man's guide to the whole scary, life-changing business. One that looks beyond the happy-clappy cliches into the fiery hell of night feeds and projectile vomiting. 'Shit happens' will suddenly start to make sense as a phrase. Providing crucial information and insight on every aspect of parenting with pitch-perfect humour, it takes the dad-to-be on a white-knuckle ride from conception to the first birthday that also considers the emotional truths and selfish imperatives that fathers are usually asked to bury out of sight. A personally informed journey, Fatherhood - The Truth also touches all the crucial practical bases to make it a one-stop, know-it-all manual for the prospective dad.
Praise for Fatherhood
Berkmann is a very funny writer ... the text is laugh out loud funnyDaily Express
Ambitious and substantial ... Berkmann is highly entertaining ... with an anarchic Monty Pythonesque sense of funAlain de Botton, Sunday Times
The laughs come in every paragraph. A masterpiece about sad, neurotic British fathersSunday Telegraph
A man of infinite wisdom and experience when it comes to male parenting in the 21st century ... The daddy of baby guides ... quick-witted ... excellentMail on Sunday
I can't think of a better guide than Marcus Berkmann ... well-written, funny and wiseLiterary Review
I laughed out loud and squirmed with awful recognition. Marcus Berkmann is one of our funniest writers, and he was sent by Heaven - or was it Hell? - to write FatherhoodCraig Brown