Rocking Fatherhood: The Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Staying Cool, by Chris KornelisRead about the other books on the list.
Some dads seem to relish all those parents of parenthood that don’t directly involve keeping their kids from killing themselves; no sooner do they welcome their firstborn child than they begin stocking up on ugly buttondowns and mismatching their socks and sandals. Other dads hope to retain a little bit of street cred to go along with their increased anxiety about what college is going to cost in 2034. Enter music journalist Chris Kornelis, who didn’t have any idea how to be a father when his wife became pregnant, and decided to go to the experts for advice: rock star dads (in one case, literally so) like James Dyson (the vacuum guy), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), and Aaron Franklin (the BBQ king). It’s a week-by-week guide to pregnancy and beyond, focusing on all the ways modern parenting is changing, and encouraging dads-to-be to keep their cool, in both senses of the word.