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Daddy MD Guides buy these books for their own families. Get some for your family too!

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Timeless Life Lessons on Health, Wealth, God, Golf, Fear, Fishing, Sex, Serenity, Laughter, and Hope — by Joe Kita

Tell us who the book is for and the author will personally inscribe it. Makes a great gift for the dad in your life (or yourself!).


$15

“I am still waiting for my father to talk to me about sex and success, money and marriage, religion and raising kids. Since he died years back, I don’t have much chance of ever benefiting from all the lessons he learned in life. It’s not that he was a bad dad; he was just a quiet one.”The opening lines of Wisdom of Our Fathers describe a regret that grew into this blessing of a book. Joe Kita’s sense that he had missed a chance to learn from his father led him to a journey through the hearts of other men with some mileage on them. He talked to bartenders and doctors and salesmen, professors and farmers and teachers, lawyers and pastors, a 70-year-old who held the senior record for the 100-meter run, even a 93-year-old who had gone to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd. His questions were basic: What’s the key to happiness? How do you find God? When should you marry? What’s the one thing in life you shouldn’t miss? What matters? Their answers were straight from the heart.

Wisdom of Our Fathers makes a joyful, manly sound, gathering the lessons these men learned, through blunder and success, at war and at home, through love, loss and just plain keeping on. A book of reminiscence and inspiration, it’s a story of perspective and passion, a harvest of lives deeply lived.

Fathers Guide to the Meaning of Life: What Being a Dad Has Taught Me About Hope, Love, Patience, Pride, and Everyday Wonder – by Joe Kita

Tell us who the book is for and the author will personally inscribe it. Makes a great gift for the dad in your life (or yourself!).


$15

“Most parents look at raising children as a top-down process. The father, the mother, the schools, the son, the daughter. And the product, after many years of shaping, is a polished young adult. But suppose we turn this process upside-down? Suppose we decide to let this baby girl or boy, this already perfect being, raise us? As we help them grow up, so they will help us mature. As we teach them the rules of life, so they will show us its deeper meaning.”In The Father’s Guide to the Meaning of Life, author Joe Kita reveals the life lessons that can be learned from being a dad—powerful lessons that apply to all of us, no matter what stage of life we’re in. Kita focuses on 15 essential truths about friendship, trust, wonder, play, even death—truths that otherwise would have remained secret to him if not for his kids. In a manly voice that is both wickedly funny and startlingly honest, Kita lists the essential traits of a good dad and discusses how he has grown, both emotionally and intellectually, as a result of the challenges his kids have presented. Further, he talks about the transcendent moments, as when he said goodbye to his father for the last time, that change us more deeply.

The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth: More than 900 tips that 60 doctors who are also mothers use for their own families – by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Bright Reich

$13.45

Dr. Spock is dead. Familiar pregnancy books are outdated. Neither of them speak to the mom who needs advice when her child cries in the night. To whom do women turn for the latest information and advice about conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood? The Mommy MD Guides.The first book in our Mommy MD Guides book series, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, is filled with tips that doctors who are also mothers use for their own families during their own pregnancies and births. To create it, we spoke with 60 doctors who are also mothers; we call them Mommy MD Guides. We spoke with many Mommy MD Guides who are still in the trenches with their babies. Some of them were even pregnant when we talked. We also spoke with Mommy MD Guides whose babies are grown up with babies of their own. They are Grammy MD Guides! Combined, these physicians have centuries of experience as doctors, and among them they have 146 children. The 900+ reassuring, trusted, and often even humorous tips in this book are presented in the Mommy MD Guides own words, and each tip is clearly attributed to the doctor who lived it.

The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year: More than 900 tips that 70 doctors who are also mothers use during their own babies’ first year – by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Bright Reich

$13.45

Announcing the second book in our popular Mommy MD Guides book series! Preorder it now, and we’ll send it to you September 15th.To create this book, we talked with doctors who are also mothers about how they made it through their own babies’ first years. We talked with ob-gyns, pediatricians, family physicians, cardiologists, dermatologist, psychiatrists, and more. And they’re all moms; some are even grandmoms! These women have both their medical expertise and parenting experiences to draw from; they’re experts squared. If they used a tip, you can bet it’ll work for you too.

This book offers moms advice on all of the challenges–and also the celebrations–of a baby’s first year. It features tips on about sleep, travel, feeding, crying and also first smiles, first steps, first foods–and first birthdays!

Our Mommy MD Guides made it through those tough first years with their babies–and you will too!