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7. Dad Is Fat- Jim Gaffigan

Gaffigan brings his clean with to the pages talkin’ bacon, 5 kids in a 2-bedroom apartment, Hot Pockets and other stuff dads can relate to with a smile.

6. Miracle At St. Andrews- James Patterson

A pro golfer finds the end of his career hard to swallow and goes to the birthplace of golf to re-kindle his passion. By bestselling author James Patterson.

5. Lake of the Ozarks- Bill Geist

Bill Geist, father of NBC’s Willie Geist, shares his stories of working at a summer resort in the Ozarks in the 1960s as a teenager.

4. The British Are Coming- Rick Atkinson

First part in a planned trilogy. Atkinson paints the beginning of the War for Independence in a brilliantly easy to read historical read. As author of this piece, I personally recommend this book. I am halfway through it at the writing of this article, and have found it one of the better written historical books in awhile.

3. 1000 Awesome Record Covers – Michael Ochs

A great book for dads who love music. The title says it all.

2. Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments – Mike Adamick

Get the kids! And goggles! And maybe a fire extinguisher! I mean what could go wrong? Lot’s of fun!

1. Ball Four – Jim Bouton

This is the raw , controversial, true account of being a New York Yankee in 1969. Highly controversial when first published, this is less about the game at that time and more about the locker room.

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