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"...I found myself laughing out loud at Tom Bell's wry observations of the bewildering transition from life-long bachelor to middle-aged father." " Beneath the surface of Bell's warped sense of humor is a poignancy and his belated choice to take his life from "me" to "we" to "our family." "...a funny writer and a kind father." 
                 — Daniel Polletta, Producer/Host at 90.3 FM WCPN & WVIZ-PBS ideastream

"In Bell's debut memoir, a late-blooming dad humorously discusses the angst, joys, and mysteries of fatherhood."  "...the author's creative wordplay goes beyond the cute chapter titles. The wit here is found in many observational comparisons..."  "The intelligence of the writing suggests that Bell is aware of the uncouthness in focusing on 'subject matter that is nauseatingly droll coming from anyone except yourself."  "...the book's compactness and ample wit will find traction with parents and converted bachelor's."   "...creative and comical."    —-
Kirkus Reviews

"They say there are no second acts in American lives. Tom Bell has proved them all wrong in his hilarious memoir about middle-aged marriage and fatherhood. A must read for all the men in your life, whatever their age."    — Michael Heaton, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Living it up single makes for a fun time, but it doesn't prepare one for fatherhood... "My Dad is a Freak" is an enticing and much recommended read..." Midwest Book Review

 "...a warm, funny, and frequently non-PC depiction of middle-aged, middle-class fatherhood: part Homer Simpson, part Dave Barry, and part Peter Pan."   — Scene Magazine

"Anyone, man or woman, contemplating having a family at an older age needs to read this compassionate and wildly funny account of a long-time bachelor's collision with parenthood. Tom Bell has written a wonderfully readable exploration of the mysteries, challenges, and profoundly human happiness of being a father."— George Bilgere, author of "The White Museum", winner Cleveland Arts Prize and award-winning poet

"Bell's sarcastic humor and detailed stories about parent/teacher conferences...are downright hilarious." "This is a great book to pick up this summer and read at the beach..." Seth Leibowitz,

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