✓ Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Ben Falcone MelissaMcCarthy
Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM By Ben Falcone MelissaMcCarthy

A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger than life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood.Though he s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air MarsA funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger than life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood.Though he s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn t a big shot movie star director at home There, he s just dad In this winning collection of stories, with a foreword by his hilarious wife, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone.Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing and concerned as he sounds and like his dad While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons lives were never dull a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir.
  • Title: Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours
  • Author: Ben Falcone MelissaMcCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780062473622
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Hardcover

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Alyssa Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Amusing and light hearted memoir about being a parent and being parented. As the author is from my hometown and was in the same class as my brother in high school, there is an added pleasant nostalgia. With my current stress about the world in general, this book offered a nice respite.
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Darcy Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
An entertaining musing on fatherhood from Ben Falcone. Lighthearted and heartfelt.
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Gisela Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
This book had a great combination of storytelling and humor. There were many times I found myself laughing out loud, and many relatable parenting moments. A fun read!
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Samantha Plotkin Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Thanks to for the ARC. I would rate in 4.5 stars so I'm rounding up. Being a Dad is Weird was a fast, enjoyable read on the beauty and weirdness of parenting and being parented.
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Ashleigh Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I’m so glad I picked this book up on a whim. Ben Falcone essentially wrote a love letter to his father, a thank-you note for his upbringing, and had it published. This book is lighthearted, joyous and laugh-out-loud funny. Without a hint of drama or scandal, it was a perfect reminder for me that kids thrive on love and to stop stressing so much about the other stuff.
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Myka-lauren Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I received this as an ARC through giveaways. I'm not a Dad or son but this was a great read & I'm making my boyfriend read it next. Often memoirs by funny people tend to disappoint me but not this one! I was literally lol'ing. The balance between humor, storytelling & heart was on point. Thank you Ben Falcone & your Dad for sharing your beautiful relationship!
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Gail Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Ben Falcone wants you to know he’s not fancy. Take the following passage: “[O]ne of the best ways to be a good dad is to find a great lady to be the kids’ mom[,] a great wife who is a great mother…. My own mom is a great lady.” Does Ben Falcone, Hollywood director, know a synonym for “great”? He must. At the very least someone at HarperCollins could have been paid to look one up. But that’s not the vibe of “Being a Dad Is Weird.”In this short memoir, Falcone is just a simple, [...]
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Vincent Schaefer Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I won an ARC in a giveaway.A nice, quick read. Funny, touching memories, mostly of Ben and his dad. Some laugh out loud moments. A really heartfelt tribute to his father.
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Aria Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from . ---- I quite enjoyed this. It was a light, quick read. It's as much about his being a parent, as it is about his own childhood experiences with family. He seems to have had an interesting family group growing up, and I quite enjoyed reading his telling of that world. What an entertaining group.The chapters are very short, so if you want something to pick up for short intervals, this will do the trick. I read it straight through in a couple of [...]
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Mediaman Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Shocked to see that a guy with no qualifications or parenting skills is given a book contract to write about the subject of being a dad. Falcone probably is trying to be funny in the book but fails miserably, and it's so full of obscene language that it's difficult to read. The book is really about Falcone'e memories of his own father and the biggest problem is that Ben holds his own dad up as the example of a great father, but the guy sounds horrible. Falcone's dad allowed them to swear freely, [...]
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Heather Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
This review is the for the uncorrected proof (ARC) of the book. I have mixed feelings about this book. First, I am not a man nor a parent, so I expect that I can't identify with those aspects. Second, for most of the book I was going to rate it a 3 star, but then the end of the book just Zapped Me!, so 4 stars. The writing is definitely better at the end. I attribute this to the fact that more emotion is involved. This is a great tribute to Falone's dad. I love that he wanted to honor his dad th [...]
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Tom Donaghey Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
BEING A DAD IS WEIRD by Ben Falcone has the misfortune of being read by me shortly after I finished reading a top selling Italian book on this very subject. That book was SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND KISSES FOR BREAKFAST. But BEING A DAD differs from that first book in that this is more the story of a son looking back at his relationship with his parents, especially his dad, and reevaluating it from the perspective of being a father himself. Mr. Falcone takes us back to his youth in Carbondale, Illinois [...]
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Merry Miller moon Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Thanks to for the free ARC of this book. I apologize, I didn't even know who Ben Falcone was before reading this book. He is a writer, director and comedian who is married to Melissa McCarthy. This book was hilarious. I love the cover photo of a young Ben and his father. He reflects upon his own childhood to provide some much needed advice for parents. Please note that there is language in this book and it is not for the faint of heart. See the chapter in which he describes his father's gym sho [...]
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Melissa Lee-Tammeus Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
A cute little book that takes a walk down memory lane of actor and director Ben Falcone - many may know him as Mr. Melissa McCarthy. From the writings, it appears as if Mr. Falcone had a pretty sweet suburban Midwest childhood and since I did too, it was fun to walk with him. The book is made up of short chapters that focus mostly on his Dad and family growing up and how, now looking back as a Dad himself, he can appreciate his parents and brother and what being a family and dad means for him to [...]
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Cat C Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I won an advance copy in a giveaway, and I have not let this affect my review.This book was hilarious. It's a collection of short chapters about his childhood and his fatherhood--experiencing the parent-child relationship from both sides. I enjoyed the fun stories (my favorites are "ripping off the Band-Aid" and the breakfast conversation that freaked him out). This is a light read, great for summer. I just wish I'd seen more about his wife Melissa McCarthy--I know his theme for this book is pa [...]
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Teri Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
This book is funny, but I think the title is a little bit misleading. I was expecting a story about being a father. Like funny anecdotes about how kids are weird and therefore the experience of being a parent can be quite weird too. Instead, however, it was a blog style autobiography of sorts with a special focus on memories of his father.The book is sort of organized in a series of lessons, though I am not so sure all of these stories quite manage to portray these lessons. They were amusing som [...]
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Steve Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
The concept of "a better me in the new year" frequently drags me to books. I find new paths to follow in the lessons taught by others in their stories. Ben Falcone has a big lesson to teach about life as a middle-aged father of two. He shares his story both from his fatherly choices and those of his own very interesting father. I would love to meet and spend time with either of these interesting characters. I gained a new perspective on fatherhood from Ben's writing and I hope to be an EVEN BETT [...]
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Christine Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I received this book through a giveaway from Dey Street Books, and I'm so glad I did. It's a quick read, and I got so caught up in Ben's childhood and his incredibly warm, loving family that I read it in one sitting. Based on the title, I thought that it would mostly be about his own experiences as a father. However, it was more about looking back at his dad's parenting approach and trying to incorporate it into today's more fast-paced, involved, helicopter parent style of raising kids. It's hon [...]
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Jill Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Being a dad is not an act from a script, but real life role this actor author plays as father of two and husband of actor Melissa McCarthy. A majority of the book in about Falcone’s coming of age, the people he hung out with, family interactions, and fatherhood. His common sense advice is wrapped in sometime humorous but always-heartfelt experiences. This is a good book to read after a challenging day. It will not solve your problems, but it may turn your frown upside down. I was randomly chos [...]
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Beth Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Ben Falcone is known for his comedic skills, and for being the husband of Melissa McCarthy. However, in his new book Being A Dad is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood From My Family to Yours, his comedy shines even brighter. His retelling of tales from growing up in the suburbs of Chicago had me laughing from the very beginning. Comedy runs in his family, although his father sounds like he was never actually trying to be funny, it is just who he was. However, it was just constant comedy. There were he [...]
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Maggie Ignasiak Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
This isn't just great parenting advice, this is also great "don't be a jerk, be a considerate human being" advice. This was hilarious, but not overly so that it distracts from the real point of the book. At no point did I feel as though I was being lectured at, but more that I was holding a nice conversation with Ben, learning about his family and what that means to him. This is NOT a book about being Melissa McCarthy's husband, so if that is what you're looking for, this probably isn't for you. [...]
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Brady Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
This book was okay, but I'll admit, I was a little let down (probably because I love the title so much). It was a quick, light and easy read. I was expecting more laughs, frankly, and that's why I was disappointed. There are certainly amusing parts, and two anecdotes had me laughing out loud on the train (the stories on Santa Claus and on his dad coaching his soccer team). Still, the fodder in between was just okay.All in all, it's a good departure from what I've been reading lately, and I think [...]
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Clare Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Clearly this was written by a first time novelist but I will forgive the clunky prose since I laughed out loud at least twice and of course recognized many of the places and people mentioned. The author is a local boy who made good, so to speak, and was raised in a house right across the street from the church I have attended for more than 30 years. I volunteered a couple weeks ago at a book signing (the father, not the author, did the Q and A and signed the book) and also received some insider [...]
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Lil Old Bookworm Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
A really enjoyable, quick little read; a memoir told through the lens of a son's love for his father and all the life lessons he learned along the way and is trying to instill in his own children. And of course, since it's Ben Falcone, there are plenty of laughs too. It's just over 200 pages, but the print is large and the stories are short and sweet, so it went by very fast. Great book to check-out at the library.
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Jack Hsu Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Very light read about Falcone's adventures of being a dad. He draws from both his childhood experience and his experience raising his two daughters. The style is very informal, and feels like it would be much better to hear him tell the stories in person. Overall, I had a few laughs here and there. If you are a soon-to-be father or mother and want a not-so-serious book about being a parent, this is the book for you.
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Pam Mooney Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I loved the pictures - such a fun book! A memoir that reads like light hearted fiction. Smart, funny and such cool people! I guess you can't call them characters when they are real but definitely larger than life personalities. Reminded me of my dad, brothers, and mom - author's family members really come to life on the page. A great book and a good read.
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Nancy Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Thank you to Dey St. Books and for this advance copy. I enjoyed this memoir. I could pick it up and read a short chapter or two. It was funny, heartwarming and full of good advice for everyone, not just parents. I loved reading about his childhood and growing up in Illinois in the 80s. This book would be a perfect gift for Mother's or Father's Day.
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Geoff Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
Being a new father I enjoyed the humor found in this book. The author spends a lot of time discussing his upbringing and his father who is featured in the audiobook. While there are a couple of pearls of wisdom available in the book the overall feature is the author's use of humor and stories from his childhood.
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Laura Cason Dec 15, 2018 - 04:02 AM
I was under the impression that "Being A Dad is Weird" would give an inside glimpse into the everyday life of Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy but instead it was a narrative of Ben's childhood. It was funny don't get me wrong, but I expecting short stories on Ben, Melissa and their girls and instead got some funny stories of Ben's adorable Dad. Still, it was a short, fun summer read!
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Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours By Ben Falcone MelissaMcCarthy A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger than life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood.Though he s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air MarsA funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger than life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, are shaped by his own childhood.Though he s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn t a big shot movie star director at home There, he s just dad In this winning collection of stories, with a foreword by his hilarious wife, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone.Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing and concerned as he sounds and like his dad While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons lives were never dull a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir.

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