Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Dads Paperback – October 1, 2003
by Jack Canfield (Author), Mark Victor Hansen (Author), John McPherson (Illustrator)
After the resounding success of Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, the authors decided to take a humorous look at fatherhood, again from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist, John McPherson. So much of the joys-and frustrations-of fatherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that’s where this book fills the bill. A departure from the rest of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this collection is 100 percent cartoons and guaranteed to make every dad grin, chuckle and laugh out loud.
This mirth-filled gem will depict the years from expecting the first to the empty nest in a tribute to fatherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. All fathers are sure to enjoy the 200-plus cartoons-each a John McPherson original-and will doubtless turn to this book again and again for a welcome smile or laugh.
About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.
Cartoonist John McPherson’s syndicated comic panel, Close To Home, appears in more than 700 newspapers throughout the world, including The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Tokyo Times, Hanoi Daily News and Quesnel Ontario Cariboo Observer. John has published thirteen book collections of his work, has an award-winning line of greeting cards with Recycled Paper Products, and various other licensed products. His cartoons have made regular appearances in many volumes of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, including Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, which was 100 percent McPherson cartoons. In addition to cartooning, John has an active speaking career, which allows him to entertain audiences with humorous revelations on the life of a syndicated cartoonist.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Throughout history, fathers have been looked to for strength, support and security. More than ever in today’s turbulent and ever-changing world, we continue to reach out to our fathers as anchors.
The role of the father in the family structure is important and unique. Fathers are called upon to be husbands, providers, teachers and disciplinarians. They often manage to do all this while also acting as role models and friends to their children.
With this collection of cartoons, we seek to pay a humorous tribute to dads and the many roles they play, from supporting moms through pregnancy and birth, changing diapers and playing catch to teaching teenagers to drive. Dads take the kids fishing, build tree houses, seem to never ask for directions, interrogate their daughters’ boyfriends and have heard every excuse in the book. They tuck the kids in at night and act as storytellers. Fathers wear many hats.
We hope these cartoons make you laugh and that you see a bit of your own father, or even yourself, in them. Most importantly, may these cartoons cause you to recognize the many roles and responsibilities inherent in the role of the father and remind you to appreciate the unique men who are lucky enough to be called ‘Dad.’
©2007. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Dads by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.
John McPherson hails from Painted Post, N.Y. He holds mechanical engineering and English degrees from Bucknell University and began drawing Close to Home in 1992. He currently lives in upstate New York with his two sons. Close to Home is syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate.
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: HCI; First edition (October 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.2 x 6.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces