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Big Daddy's Rules

Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look
Schirripa, Steven R. (Book - 2013)
Big Daddy's Rules
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What happens when a world-famous tough guy takes on the toughest job of all- becoming a father? Welcome to the world of the Big Daddy. Steve Schirripa is known for his star turns on The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but in his own life he's the father of two daughters of his own-and a self-confessed human volcano. In Big Daddy's Rules, Schirripa tells all and brings a welcome dose of old-school advice (and new-school humor) to the parenting wars. "You're not there to be a friend," Schirripa says bluntly. "You're there to be a dad." Schirripa serves up the heartwarming and hilarious stories of how he and his wife navigated the wild waters of parenthood: from the moment the tough guy's heart melted when he held his first-born in his arms to what he felt (and did) the time he caught someone looking at his teenage daughter's butt. He lays out all the rules for being a Big Daddy- someone who is strong, devoted, and always looking out for his kids' best interests, even when that means not being the coolest dad on the block. Overprotective? Maybe. Willing to tone it down? Absolutely not. Big Daddy's Rules is filled with tales of his over-the-top yet heartfelt parenting style-confronting bad teachers, staring down boyfriends, and explaining just how crazy you're allowed to get if you catch your kid drinking (hint: really, really crazy). With a mixture of street-smart bravado and selfeffacing humor, Schirripa pulls no punches as he delivers his no-bull stance on what it takes to raise kids today. He's uproariously funny, but Schirripa isn't just cracking jokes here; this is also a call to action for dads to return to common-sense parenting and reclaim their role as protector and holder of values to be passed down.
Authors: Schirripa, Steven R.
Title: Big daddy's rules
raising daughters is tougher than I look
Publisher: New York :, Touchstone,, 2013
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: That's mister Dad, to you
Baby makes three
Daddy's little girls
What are dads for, exactly?
Moms vs. dads
Big daddy jobs
Growing up
The boys are back in town
On the ball
Sweet sixteen and I don't wanna know about it
For little girls get bigger every day
Epilogue: Steve's peeves
Local Note: PromptCat
(05/13)ss
Additional Contributors: Lerman, Philip
ISBN: 1476706344
9781476706344
Branch Call Number: Non-F 306.874 Sch
Statement of Responsibility: by Steve Schirripa with Philip Lerman
Subject Headings: Parenting Child rearing Fathers and daughters
Topical Term: Parenting
Child rearing
Fathers and daughters
LCCN: 2013005504
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