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Review 'Sallan, a columnist and radio show host, offers a collection of wisdom and humor on parenting, relationships and shifting social norms, all from a man's perspective.' -Kirkus Reviews 'He writes about his experiences with self-deprecation, honest self-analysis, humor and heart.' -D.E. Weber'I found myself shaking my head often going, been there, done that!' -Diana Ennen Read more From the Back Cover Kirkus Review:Sallan, a columnist and radio show host, offers a collection of wisdom and humor on parenting, relationships and shifting social norms, all from a man's perspective.In these collected columns, Sallan wrestles with parenting teens as a single dad and later as a remarried one, marital issues, quality versus quantity time, friendship and more. He does it from the trenches of morality, faith and responsibility, as he tries to convince parents to stop being their kids' friends, while still accepting sons and daughters for who they are. Don't expect your kids to have similar interests to your own, Sallan says, and don't attempt to live vicariously through them. Personal anecdotes drive his musings home and create an enjoyable mix of advice and lighthearted, relatable reading. Despite the title, the book isn't just for dads; moms will have plenty to learn, too. Rarely preachy, the resonating voice is one of an insightful man who's been through enough in his relationships and parenting years to remain confident yet humble. In 'There's No Such Thing as Quality Time,' he says you can't schedule moments for your kids to open up to you--instead, you have to make sure you're spending enough time with them so that you'll be there when they're ready to talk. In 'Do Women Need Men?' he claims that, despite the feminist slogan concluding the contrary, women do in fact need men, just as men need women. He wraps up with a motivational column titled 'If Not Now, When?' which will help safeguard against living a life full of regret. Even if some people might disagree with his ideas, Sallan's columns could motivate readers to inspect the often-overlooked aspects of daily life, to consider relationships from a new angle or to examine a parenting style and then make changes as each reader sees fit.Individually packaged morsels of wisdom that provide plenty of food for thought. Read more

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