Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith writes about parenting, science and technology, popular culture, urban life, and politics—sometimes all of them at once.

He is author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, 2009), which the San Francisco Chronicle calls “amazing,” author Michael Kimmel calls “impassioned [and] insightful,” and the New York Times praises as “a chronicle of a time . . . we will look back upon as the start of permanent change.” He is also the co-editor of two science anthologies: The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010) and Are We Born Racist? (Beacon Press, 2010).

Currently, Jeremy is a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He the founding editor of the award-winning; former senior editor of Greater Good magazine, which was nominated for multiple Maggie and Independent Press awards during his tenure; and founder of Daddy Dialectic, one of the most authoritative dad blogs on the web.

Jeremy’s essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in Mothering, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Utne Reader, Wired, and numerous other periodicals and books.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood

Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood

SKU: 9781604864816
Editors: Jeremy Adam Smith and Tomas Moniz
Publisher: PM Press/Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 9781604864816
Published: 9/2011
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 200
Subjects: Parenting, Politics, Sociology


“Rad Dad gives voice to egalitarian parenting and caregiving by men in a truly radical fashion, with its contributors challenging traditional norms of what it means to be a father and subverting paradigms, while making you laugh in the process. With its thoughtful and engaging stories on topics like birth, stepfathering, gender, politics, pop culture, and the challenges of kids growing older, this collection of essays and interviews is a compelling addition to books on fatherhood.”  —Jennifer Silverman, co-editor, My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities

“With a diverse, smart, and political collection of contributors, Rad Dad will be an instant classic among the new generation of parents whose parenting intersects with their politics. There’s no way you can put this book down without feeling both inspired and entertained by the bold honesty and fierce love heard in these voices.”  —Jessica Mills, author of My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

Rad Dad is one of the most important voices on the planet—at once parental, political, feminist, humble, and full of heart. In Rad Dad, none of our assumptions about parenting, gender, or the way things ‘have to be’ in the world go unexplored.”  —Ariel Gore, author of Bluebird: On Women and Happiness and The Hip Mama Survival Guide

“Rad Dad is a rattlebag of the rough-hewn and the polished, the insightful and the infuriating, the comic and the sublime. But it’s always passionate, critical and, in moments, heart-stopping. In short: Rad Dad is fab.” —Raj Patel, author ofThe Value of Nothing

“Rad Dad is a book about all the shapes and sizes that dads come in, united by the simple narrative thread of man and his children. Read the book and love your kids.  It’s that simple.”  —Tom Matlack, co-founder of The Good Men Project

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