Dad or Alive (Paperback)

Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-Home Dad

By Adrian Kulp

Berkley, 9780451413338, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

List Price: 15.00*
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The perfect book for that special dad in your life.

When Adrian Kulp first learned that he was about to become a father, he was essentially a teenage boy trapped in the body of a thirty-two-year-old high-powered executive. He did what his wife asked him to do: grow up. He packed away his Phillies baseball memorabilia, hid his GI Joes, and converted their guest bedroom from his private man cave into a nursery. Goodbye sticky beer cozy. Hello Diaper Genie.

Based on his mercilessly funny and brutally honest blog, here is the hilarious story of one man’s journey from being the one who brings home the bacon to the one who fries it—along with assembling the crib, learning how to “accessorize” his daughter, and flying with an infant for the first time. From numbing booze-free co-ed baby showers to navigating the Farmer's Market with a baby (and loaded diaper) strapped to his chest, to locking himself out of a childproofed toilet, this often-sweaty and exhausted SAHD (stay-at-home dad) gets down and dirty about surviving life as a new parent—dad or alive.

About the Author

Adrian Kulp has worked as a comedy booking agent for CBS late-night television, as an executive for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, and as a vice president of development for Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions. This book, Dad or Alive, has been optioned for television.

Praise For Dad or Alive: Confessions of an Unexpected Stay-at-Home Dad

Praise for Adrian Kulp and Dad or Alive
“If this is what ‘staying at home’ is like, then please throw me to the razor-wolves of outside reality any day.”—Patton Oswalt, author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
"If I've learned anything from this book, it's to keep your weight on your back foot while interacting with a child.  It makes for a swifter escape."—Kevin Nealon, author of Yes, You're Pregnant, but What About Me?
"As a new father myself, this book is essential.  I've learned immensely from Adrian and become a better parent by learning from his countless mistakes.  This book is proof that he's let down his children time after time and also highlights the unreliability of Child Protective Services."—Steve Byrne, co-creator/writer/producer/star of Sullivan & Son
"This book made me laugh.  So much fresher and funnier than the diapers he's been changing--you're in for a great read!"—Louie Anderson, author of The F Word: How to Survive Your Family
“Adrian and I have known each other a long time. We used to hang out a lot more. Then he had a family and became an amazing dad. And I felt bad for him. Not because of the father thing but because he’s an Eagles fan.”—Nick Swardson, comedian
"Adrian Kulp shines a perfect hilarious light on being a stay-at-home dad and fatherhood in general.  Forget a man in uniform.  I love a man in a Bjorn."—Wendy Liebman, comedian
"Not only is this book hysterical, but I can also relate to everything Adrian is talking about.  DAD OR ALIVE is a must have. Now go and buy it."—Jo Koy, comedian