Papadaddy s Book for New Fathers

After three decades of being a father, Clyde Edgerton-with four kids ranging in age from six to 30-is supremely qualified to give tips to dads of all ages.

Papadaddy s Book for New Fathers

After three decades of being a father, Clyde Edgerton-with four kids ranging in age from six to 30-is supremely qualified to give tips to dads of all ages. His fathering advice, pre-birth through schooling, involves plenty of his trademark humor, but also sound guidance enhanced by his training and experience as an educator. Papa Edgerton suggests that on occasion a father might forego reading and just point to the pictures of dogs and cats in baby books, and also that he might place a blanket on the lawn, lie on his back with the whole family, and watch Sky Television. Edgerton's humorous and helpful counsel will guide new parents on interacting with in-laws and coping with sleep deprivation, while also providing strategies for recovery after you've cursed in front of a mimicking baby. "If you don't feel apprehensive just before your first child is to arrive, you are abnormal," writes Edgerton. Yet by way of his experience, observation, and imagination, he provides caution and pure joy in equal measure. "Edgerton is so, so funny. He captures the rainbows, cheap thrills, and irritating potholes of parenting with splendid understatement."-Library Journal

The Good Book

Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, ordained
Baptist minister, New York Times contributing writer, and MSNBC political analyst
. Dr. Dyson is the ... His last book is nonfiction: Papadaddy's Book for New
Fathers.

The Good Book

"A collection of previously unpublished pieces by 32 of today's most prominent writers shares their thoughts about biblical passages they find personally meaningful, in a volume that includes contributions by such figures as Edwidge Danticat, Tobias Wolff and Ian Frazier,"--NoveList.

Rough South Rural South

... work of nonfiction, Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All
Ages (2013). Reflecting on his upbringing, Edgerton once said that he might as
well have been raised “two or three hundred years ago.” His parents, he
explained, ...

Rough South  Rural South

Essays in Rough South, Rural South describe and discuss the work of southern writers who began their careers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. They fall into two categories. Some, born into the working class, strove to become writers and learned without benefit of higher education, such writers as Larry Brown and William Gay. Others came from lower- or middle-class backgrounds and became writers through practice and education: Dorothy Allison, Tom Franklin, Tim Gautreaux, Clyde Edgerton, Kaye Gibbons, Silas House, Jill McCorkle, Chris Offutt, Ron Rash, Lee Smith, Brad Watson, Daniel Woodrell, and Steve Yarbrough. Their twenty-first-century colleagues are Wiley Cash, Peter Farris, Skip Horack, Michael Farris Smith, Barb Johnson, and Jesmyn Ward. In his seminal article, Erik Bledsoe distinguishes Rough South writers from such writers as William Faulkner and Erskine Caldwell. Younger writers who followed Harry Crews were born into and write about the Rough South. These writers undercut stereotypes, forcing readers to see the working poor differently. The next pieces begin with those on Crews and Cormac McCarthy, major influences on an entire generation. Later essays address members of both groups—the self-educated and the college-educated. Both groups share a clear understanding of the value of working-class southerners. Nearly all of the writers hold a reverence for the South’s landscape and its inhabitants as well as an affinity for realistic depictions of setting and characters.

Amazing Place

JAN DEBLIEU is the author of four books about natural history and sense of
place and the winner of the national John Burroughs Medal for Natural History ...
His latest book is Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers, illustrated by Daniel
Wallace.

Amazing Place

Some of us understand place in terms of family and community, landscape, or even the weather. For others, the idea of place becomes more distinct and particular: the sound of someone humming while washing dishes, the musical cadence of a mountain accent, the smell of a tobacco field under the hot Piedmont sun. Some of North Carolina's finest writers ruminate on the meaning of place in this collection of twenty-one original essays, untangling North Carolina's influence on their work, exploring how the idea of place resonates with North Carolinians, and illuminating why the state itself plays such a significant role in its own literature. Authors from every region of North Carolina are represented, from the Appalachians and the Piedmont to the Outer Banks and places in between. Amazing Place showcases a mix of familiar favorites and newer voices, expressing in their own words how North Carolina shapes the literature of its people. Contributors include Rosecrans Baldwin, Will Blythe, Belle Boggs, Fred Chappell, Jan DeBlieu, Pamela Duncan, Clyde Edgerton, Ben Fountain, Marianne Gingher, Judy Goldman, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Michael McFee, Lydia Millet, Robert Morgan, Jenny Offill, Michael Parker, Bland Simpson, Lee Smith, Wells Tower, and Monique Truong.

Raney

Charles and Raney Shepherd try to reconcile their conflicting viewpoints and adjust to a new life together as husband and wife

Raney

Charles and Raney Shepherd try to reconcile their conflicting viewpoints and adjust to a new life together as husband and wife

Killer Diller

In the town of Listre, North Carolina, the orphan Wesley--known for his penchant for "borrowing" cars--takes up bricklaying, music, and preaching, in this novel of the contemporary South

Killer Diller

In the town of Listre, North Carolina, the orphan Wesley--known for his penchant for "borrowing" cars--takes up bricklaying, music, and preaching, in this novel of the contemporary South

Where Trouble Sleeps

A story set in rural North Carolina town in 1950 follows the interwined fates of a devious drifter, a beautiful waitress, and a boy from a religiously strict home

Where Trouble Sleeps

A story set in rural North Carolina town in 1950 follows the interwined fates of a devious drifter, a beautiful waitress, and a boy from a religiously strict home

Tommy Tomato

As a 4-H Agent, I would recommend this book to children who are interested in starting their own garden. -- Leslie Dill, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development "If you want to learn about gardening, this is the perfect book for you.

Tommy Tomato

Tommy Tomato an illustrated story about growing a tomato from seedlingto winning first prize at the county fair. The book includes gardening terms andinformation on how to get started in making a garden. It should appeal to children ages 5 through 10. Here is what people are saying about Tommy Tomato: Tommy Tomato shows budding gardeners both the hard work and the celebration involved in growing a plant from seed. As a 4-H Agent, I would recommend this book to children who are interested in starting their own garden. -- Leslie Dill, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development "If you want to learn about gardening, this is the perfect book for you." -- Lucy Bertram, age 9 "I like the highlighted vocabulary words and how the book shows you each step of how to grow a tomato." -- Sam Bertram, age 11 "Tommy Tomato is terrific. I am ready to make my garden grow!" -- Molly Hurd, age 7 Dr. Richard Nasca and Giuliana Stanley make a great team, and what they say and illustrate is very important. They plant seeds for young kids. This book does a masterful job in introducing children to gardening. Tommy Tomato will get you off the couch and out into the fresh air, doing what people have done for thousands of years: make real fun while planting real seeds. -- Clyde Edgerton, author of Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers

Lunch at the Piccadilly

A recent arrival at the Rosehaven Convalescence Center to recuperate from a bad fall, the elderly but irrepressible Lil Olive turns the institution upside down when she and some of her new friends steal a car and hit the highway.

Lunch at the Piccadilly

A recent arrival at the Rosehaven Convalescence Center to recuperate from a bad fall, the elderly but irrepressible Lil Olive turns the institution upside down when she and some of her new friends steal a car and hit the highway. By the author of Raney and Walking Across Egypt. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 28,000 first printing.