Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Becoming Dad

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Book Review - Becoming Dad

About the Book
If this guy can become an involved and nurturing father, anyone can do it!

Within weeks of getting pregnant, Kelly Crull's wife had a stack of parenting books waiting on his nightstand, complete with neat, hand-written bookmarks telling him which chapters he needed to read. In nine months, he had learned everything about his wife giving birth, becoming a mother, and how he could support her. What he wanted and couldn't find was a book by a normal guy telling him about becoming a dad. The last thing he needed was more expert advice, a ten-step plan or fancy pie charts. He just wanted someone to give it to him straight, "What was parenting going to be like for him?" Becoming Dad is the book he wanted and couldn't find.

Find out what it's like to...

  • visit the gynecologist with your wife
  • break a sweat in your wife's childbirth class
  • master the manly art of breastfeeding
  • have sex (or not) with a mother
  • do stand-up comedy routines for diaper changes
  • be man enough to put a baby to sleep
  • discipline a baby who pickpockets
  • comfort baby after you drop a wrench on her foot
  • send mom away for a few days to prove you and baby can survive a weekend together

About the Author
Kelly Crull is the author of a children’s book, Clara Has a Baby Brother, and a parenting blog,, which was one of Google’s top-ranked “baby blogs,” syndicated by a number of online dad networks and featured as a link at He has been featured as a new voice in parenting in various La Leche League newsletters, The Father Life magazine, and His parenting videos have appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show,, and have received YouTube’s “Top 50 Videos of the Week” award. Kelly is originally from Iowa. He lives with his wife and two children in Madrid, Spain.

My Take on the Book
This is the type of book that I wish that I would have had when I first found out that I was going to be a father. Kelly does an amazing job at sharing an amazing story with his readers. You will laugh in many points and even be brought to emotional realizations of the experiences that Kelly is sharing overall. I loved the unique nature of this book, being written more as a diary than as a chapter book. What this does is open the door for the reader to be able to get a true glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of a new father. This view is priceless, and looking back, I could see myself in many of the thoughts, concerns and ideas that the author does share in this book. I would highly encourage all father to read this book, whether they are already fathers or our fathers-to-be, you will not be disappointed.

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