Joshua Braff delivers an authentic, funny, and honest tale about modern family life. Jay and Jackie are a Jewish couple that uproots their family of four from San Francisco for a new lucrative new job in Florida. Jay, a one-time copywriter, now plays househusband, caring for his troubled thirteen-year-old son and precocious daughter as they adjust to their new life. As his children assert their independence, Jay realizes the challenges of child rearing are only going to grow more difficult in the teen years. Through a series of misadventures with his narcissistic older brother, his lunatic childhood friend, and his increasingly estranged but beloved son, Jay learns he must tap his own vulnerabilities if he is to be the rock of stability his family so desperately needs. The Daddy Diaries is a memorable take on contemporary fatherhood and a clear-sighted look at how the upending of traditional marital roles can affect the delicate balance of familial love. Joshua Braff vividly evokes the unpredictable dance that families do, capturing how they similarly ebb and flow.
The Daddy Diaries
- From the Publisher
June 3, 2015
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