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Fatherhood by BILL COSBY

Fatherhood (edition 1988)


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Info:BANTAM BOOKS (1988), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 192 pages
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Fatherhood by Bill Cosby



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It's a short book. Most of it is material is from "Bill Cosby: Himself" which I've practically memorized. And reading it in narrative form tells you how good of a comic Bill Cosby was. But mostly that he was a performer, not really a narrative writer. If you already know his material, the book ends up being highly skimmable.

The mediocrity gets compounded by the fact that it's remarkably out of date. At the time, it had a lot of forward-thinking ideas about the presence of the father in a child's life. It's nice to know that the things he was fighting for in 1986 are common today. But it remains a book written in 1986. And there's no way around it. Stick to the albums. ( )
  theWallflower | Mar 26, 2014 |
Bill Cosby at his best - humorous anecdotes and advice on being a father. ( )
  ResAliens | Feb 6, 2014 |
Rated: B+ ( )
1 vote jmcdbooks | Jan 28, 2013 |
Book Description: New York: Dolphin Doubleday, 1986. Fine/Fine. First Edition First Printing. Authors first book.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
It's. About. The. Sweaters.

To Jim, my brother, with whom I slept. ( )
  woodshopcowboy | May 13, 2009 |
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To my beloved mother and father, Anna Pearl and William Henry -- Cosby, of course.

And to those people with no children but who think they'd like to have them some day to fulfill their lives. Remember: With fulfillment comes responsibility.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425097722, Paperback)

From one of America's most beloved funnymen comes a hilarious look at the lighter side of fatherhood.

So, what is fatherhood...?

It's pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

It's helping your children learn English as a second language.

It's asking your son to make up a name rather than tell anyone who he is.

It's knowing that "Everything's okay, Dad!" means "I haven't killed anyone!"

It's the book every father will love.

It's Bill Cosby at his wittiest, wisest, and warmest.

"Bill Cosby makes fatherhood come alive. He takes us on a comedic yet insightful journey through the awesome shifting sands of parenthood. Though this volume is titled Fatherhood, its effect will be to strengthen the entire family." --from the afterword by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.

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"A Dolphin book." A collection of ruminations, anecdotes, and vignettes based on Cosby's experiences as a son and father.

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