When the How to Be Dad book came out years ago, my sister-in-law called to say that I'd better sit down and she would be right over. I wasn't, she said, going to believe my eyes when I saw the latest issue of the tabloid, The Star.
Anyway, long story short, Jack Nicholson had latched onto my book as a parenting guide and decided to go public with it. In a couple of interviews he praised my modest little book and described me as his "parenting guru". Very flattering.
I must admit that since then I've always had a sweet spot in my heart for him. Thank you, Jack.
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Hi, it's Anne here. Well, you all know Nick's been crazily busy lately and I'm excited to now announce one of the things he's been working on...
Did you know that, in addition to how-to photography books and DVDs, Nick is also the author (so-called "photographer-philosopher") of a special gift book about fatherhood? Actor Jack Nicholson was interviewed by several magazines about being a great father to his second round of kids and credited Nick's book as his parenting bible. "I recommend HOW TO BE DAD—it's one of the best..." While the book does offer practical advice it is really more a thoughtful exploration/celebration of what it means to be a father, shared through Nick's musings and anecdotes set to a collection of his photographs of fatherhood. And, as the mother of Nick's two youngest children and stepmother to his oldest, I can personally attest to Nick's qualifications on the subject. He parents, as he teaches photography, with wit and wisdom.
So now that June is here and it's time to start thinking ahead to Father's Day we're happy to release a special 15 minute DVD version of HOW TO BE DAD! Nick is filmed in various "fatherly" locations reading his poignant and sometimes irreverent words, incorporating his photographic reflections from the book. The DVD comes packaged in a unique self-mailer designed to look like a greeting card envelope on the outside and including a space to write your own personal message in the inside, so offers easy one-stop shopping for a great Father's Day gift and card all in one! (I'm not saying fathers aren't worth a little effort, but who among us isn't happy when we can save a few steps?) No need to buy a separate greeting card, wrap a gift, find a mailer or packing box... just fill out the attached card and envelope, fold, seal, attach postage and you're good to go. Not to mention your father will be both touched and amused.
I love my father dearly and wish I had a million great gift ideas for each birthday, Christmas and Father's Day but, let's face it, after a certain number of years don't you sometimes find yourself stumped for a creative gift idea rather than repeat the same old standards? So if you or your children are looking for something more meaningful than a tie or golf tees or the latest electronic gadget, Nick's HOW TO BE DAD DVD gift/card is the perfect solution.