Soon to be released, PRIME TIME DADS: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife Fatherhood is a series of unabashedly optimistic, humorous, stereotype-smashing, personal point-of-view essays from the heart. The material is based upon Len Filppu’s real life experiences, offbeat observations, and Visine-eyed views from the foxhole of midlife fatherhood.
The book is intended to give men who are in their prime years – between the ages of 40 and 60 or so, a laugh or two, something to think about, and a positive, encouraging look at how their life experiences provide them with abundant skills they can employ to excel in their role as dad. It explores the many advantages mature guys have over younger men on this crazy, exciting journey of fatherhood.
Ladies, Listen Up!
Do you know a husband, boyfriend, son, grandson, nephew, colleague, pal, bodyguard or boy toy you think might make a great dad? Give PRIME TIME DADS to the men in your lives who may need an encouraging, sly and wry shoehorn to facilitate their reluctant steps into the big boots of fatherhood.
Stuff PRIME TIME DADS into his golf or bowling bag, place it by his toilet throne, slip it to him as you engage in a favorite sex act, hide it in the sports pages or wrap it up in fried bacon, but get him to look at it.
What Others are Saying About
PRIME TIME DADS: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife Fatherhood
Larry King, CNN broadcast legend: “The best thing that ever happened to me in life is being able to be a later in life dad. I’m 77 years old, I have three grown children, and the lights of my life are my 11 and 10 year old boys. Later life fatherhood keeps me young, keeps me vital, and makes me feel relevant each and every day. I urge you to read PRIME TIME DADS. Its point of view is young and vital and relevant each and every page.”
David Carnoy, CNET executive editor and co-author of Fathers of a Certain Age: the Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood: “PRIME TIME DADS takes a fun, optimistic look at what it’s like to be an ‘older’ father. While this book is geared toward men aged around 40 or so, women who are involved with so-called ‘reluctant dads’ would be wise to leave it out in a conspicuous place where it might be easily discovered.”
Tom Parker, New York Times bestselling author: “As an older dad myself, I found PRIME TIME DADS entertaining, instructive, heart-warming, funny and true. I liked the style, tone and sentiment. The writing, too. The writing, especially.”
Gary Fazzino, Silicon Valley executive and former mayor of Palo Alto, California: “When my twins were born, I remember recognizing two truths. One, my life would never be the same, and two, for the first time in my life, I truly understood the meaning of the word selflessness. Suddenly, it was all about my children, not about me. Fortunately, that fits in nicely with a later stage in one’s life. I’m now mature enough to be enthusiastically selfless. As Len Filppu writes so insightfully in PRIME TIME DADS, I’m now ripened to perfection for fatherhood, ready for that shift from me to we.”
Victor Thomas, web designer and author, Thomas Digital Design, San Francisco, California: “PRIME TIME DADS is right on. Speaking with my 18 year older half brother about my dad is like talking about two different human beings. He talks of a selfish and aloof man who never took much of an interest in his life and never put in the time to really get to know him. On the other hand, the dad I know, who was 50 when I was born, was my best friend. I knew without question that I was the most important thing in his life, and his love has stayed with me for a lifetime. Seems I got the best of the same man because he’d matured into a “prime time dad.”