Housebroken: Confessions of a Stay-at-home Dad

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Riverhead Books, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 227 pages
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Once, David Eddie was a freewheeling comic novelist. Then, after years of slow-roasting in Bachelor Hell, Mr. Eddie met Ms. Right-who delivered an ultimatum on her thirtieth birthday: "Fertilize my eggs within the next three years, or pack your bags."

Housebrokenis the shocking true story of one man's painfully funny evolution from single cad to stay-at-home dad-from man-about-town to man-of-the-house. In his own words, Eddie describes how a bachelor who never kept anything in the fridge but condiments and beer actually learns to cook for the whole family. In vivid detail, he shows how a man who let ashtrays flow over and dishes stack up for months on end can miraculously clean the house. In charge of a child, he comes up with logical reasons why every parent should rope-a-dope the kid. And within a three-block radius of his house, he somehow manages to find adventure.

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Novelist and journalist Eddie (Chump Change) is living a dissolute bachelorhood of bohemian squalor and interchangeable"sexually forthright, non-rocket-scientific young women" when he finds the love ... Read full review


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David Eddie lives with his near-perfect wife Pam and their three sons under the age of six. He is the author of the novel Chump Change, as well as a down-and-dirty dad, Renaissance husband, reluctant housekeeper, and all-around regular guy. With Housebroken, his shocking true story, at last, can be told.

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