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Friday, June 14, 2013

Books for Dads

Need some help figuring out what to get your Father this weekend. Here are some ideas for all different kinds of Dads.

Literary Dad

The Son by Phillip Meyer (Ecco)
This brutal and exquisitely written Texan generational saga is about as much as a guy book as you can get. In researching the book the author killed a buffalo and drank a mug of its blood for crying out loud.

Sports Dad

Class A by Lucas Mann (Pantheon)
Spend a year in the life of a minor league team, the Clinton LumberKings, which happens to be the Seattle Mariners Class A minor league affiliate. Its like Friday Night Lights meets Field of Dreams (not really, but you get the idea).

History Dad

The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt)
The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II. At 896 pages it will also double as an exercise dumbell.

Kitchen Dad

Smoke & Pickles by Edward Lee (Artisan)
Brooklyn raised Korean American chef does Southern food. Do you need more of a sales pitch than that? OK, recipes include Chicken-Fried Pork Steak with Ramen Crust and Buttermilk Pepper Gravy and Braised Beef Kalbi with Soft Grits and Scallions. Plus there is fried chicken and waffles on the cover.

Music Dad

Waits/Corbijn '77-'11 by Tom Waits and Anton Corbijn
For the Dad who has everything, this gorgeous oversize slipcase photography book showcases the thirty plus year collaboration of  these two iconic artists, the musician Tom Waits and the photographer Anton Corbijn. Its a limited edition, so Dad will be the only kid on the block with one on his coffee table.

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