Shannon Carpenter with Jonathan Heisey-Grove - Ultimate Stay-At-Home Dad

Thursday, October 14, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcomes Missouri author & stay-at-home dad
Shannon Carpenter,
who will discuss his new book
The Ultimate Stay-At-Home Dad,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on October 14th.
Carpenter will be in conversation with board president of the National At-Home Dad Network,
Jonathan Heisey-Grove.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!


About The Ultimate Stay-At-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father

A practical guide for modern-day parenting geared towards stay-at-home dads, offering advice on everything from learning to cook and clean with children, to dealing with mental health and relationships, with the easygoing perspective that dads can use their natural talents to parent any way that they choose.

The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad manual takes the best advice and wisdom from a dads' group, and puts it into a format to help new stay-at-home fathers. Characterized by actionable and direct advice to fathers, the book takes on parenting from a father's point of view and encourages dads to use their natural talents to become a better parent. That advice is further bolstered by an additional 57 other dads who also give advice. All this advice is framed by the author's personal stories, which help the reader connect with the content and drives the advice home. This is a book that takes on day-to-day parenting, not just as a stay-at-home dad--working fathers could benefit from this book as much as at-home dads.

Carpenter...offers practical insights and plenty of comic asides in his buoyant debut...The savvy mix of lighthearted quips and straightforward guidance will be a lifesaver for at-home fathers. --Publishers Weekly

A helpful and enjoyable read for the growing population of dads at home, in a market saturated with books for moms. --Library Journal


About our Speakers

Living near Kansas City, Shannon Carpenter has been a stay-at-home dad since 2008. He is also a humor writer trained through the famous Second City. Whether writing social satire or parenting essays, he is always able to find your funny bone and leave you with a lasting impression. He has done public readings on local NPR affiliate KCUR and teaching through At-Home Dad Network, and the Dad 2.0 national conference which named him one of the funniest dads of 2019. He has also given interviews about his experiences to ForbesThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, as well as his local NBC and Fox stations. Redbook has named him as one of America's Adventure Dads. Finally, Buzzfeed recognized him as one of the funniest women of the week in 2020, which was weird because he is not a woman. However, he is very funny.

Jonathan Heisey-Grove is the Board President of the National At-Home Dad Network. Jonathan, an at-home dad since 2011, of two boys ages 13 and 7, Jonathan became an active member with the NAHDN after attending his first convention in 2012. He recognized a need for design of materials for the convention and has volunteered his expertise designing for the NAHDN ever since. He’s been a board member since 2018, becoming president in April of 2019. He’s currently a Cub Scouts Den Leader and secretary of a Freemason’s Lodge. His past experience includes; president of a homeowners association, Cub Master of a Cub Scout Pack, and VP of Fundraising for a local school PTA.


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.


Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event
The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143135647
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Penguin Life - October 12th, 2021