Father’s Day is quickly approaching, but you still have plenty of time to get Dad (or other father figures) the perfect book to celebrate them. Here are a list of some our top picks he’ll love.
1. For the Dog Dad
My Dog: The Paradox is the perfect illustrated explanation of man’s best friend, dogs. From the author of The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, comes a new comic about his observations of Rambo the dog answering questions like “why do dogs like to chase animals four times their size?” and “why are dogs so excited all the time?”. While Inman may not have all the answers, this book certainly makes a great gift.
2. For the Film Aficionado
Universally recognized by most, if not all, by dads, Bill Murray is an iconic man when it comes to pop culture. He has played almost every character imaginable under the cinematic sun. Showcasing national treasure to film enthusiasts, Bill Murray, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray includes full color film stills and behind-the-scenes photography chronicling every Murray performance and milestone.
3. For the Outdoorsy Dad
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Nick Offerman is the epitome of a hardcore dad. He’s got a mustache, likes meat, and enjoys woodworking. Known for his role as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, Offerman details his childhood, becoming an actor, and how he got into woodworking in Paddle Your Own Canoe. The book offers readers a well-rounded summary of manliness, love, style, religion, woodwork, and outdoor recreation.
4. For the Detective Dad
Named one of the best books of 2017 by the Wall Street Journal, GQ, NPR, and countless other, David Grann’s Killer of the Flower Moon details the shocking series of crimes that left dozens dead in Oklahoma in the 1920’s. The book, based off of years of research and evidence, Flower Moon is a masterpiece of narrative non-fiction detailing the brutal murders and the beginning of the FBI.
5. For the Fantasy Father
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One of Neil Gaiman’s latest works and inspired by ancient mythology, Norse Mythology is a new and refreshing rendition of the Norse gods and their world. Gaiman turns the ancient mythology into new and novelistic arcs that begin with nine worlds and dives into the lives of dieties, dwarfs, and giants. Perfect for any fantasy fan, Gaiman’s latest work is truly a piece of mythological art.
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