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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

 

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

betweenthemBETWEEN THEM
Richard Ford
Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford tells the story of his parents, Edna and Parker Ford, in this elegiac memoir. Newly married and deeply in love, the Fords survived the Great Depression traveling through the South selling laundry detergent door to door. Richard, born in 1944, was a late blessing. He explores the love his parents shared with each other and with him, and how that love has shaped his life and career.

 
Astrophysics for people in a HurryASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than Neil deGrasse Tyson, who reveals just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

 
Atlas ObscuraATLAS OBSCURA
Joshua Foer
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates the most curious destinations around the globe. With compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, charts and maps, it’s everything you need to visit the far corners of our surprising world—even if you never leave home. From a Pez museum in California and the largest collection of tick species in North America, to a Canadian museum that showcases world history through shoes, and a pet-casket company that will also sell you a unit for your severed limb, this is an enthralling compliation of oddities.

 
DadlandDADLAND
Keggie Carew
Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm’s length from her father’s personal history. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father’s story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadland takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father–and herself–back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

 
Dad MagazineDAD MAGAZINE
Jaya Saxena
This hilarious dad-centric satire is the first magazine written exclusively by dads, for dads! Complete with hard-hitting feature reporting (“What’s Going On with Your Neighbor’s Lawn?”), in-depth lifestyle articles (“How to Talk to Your Son About Growing A Beard”), fashion tips (“Buying Shoes on eBay: A Guide”), and insightful opinion pieces (“These Smoke Detectors Are Too Damn Sensitive, If You Ask Me”), this is the perfect faux periodical for dads of every age, facial-hair style, and sandals/socks combo. Photos, illustrations, and humorous (fake) advertisements throughout showcase all the frustrations, failures, and funny moments that make up the face of modern fatherhood.

 
Vicious CircleVICIOUS CIRCLE
C.J. Box
The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect. The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And, Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he’d always wondered if there’d be a day of reckoning. He’s not wondering any longer. Joe knows they’re coming after him and his family now. He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare, and wait for them to make the first move.

 
The One InsideTHE ONE INSIDE
Sam Shepard
This searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative opens with a man in his house at dawn, surrounded by aspens, coyotes cackling in the distance as he quietly navigates the distance between present and past. Memory is overtaking him: in his mind he sees himself in a movie-set trailer, his young face staring back at him in a mirror surrounded by light bulbs. In his dreams and in visions he sees his late father—sometimes in miniature, sometimes flying planes, sometimes at war. By turns, he sees the bygone America of his childhood: the farmland and the feedlots, the railyards and the diners—and, most hauntingly, his father’s young girlfriend, with whom he also became involved, setting into motion a tragedy that has stayed with him. His complex interiority is filtered through views of mountains and deserts as he drives across the country, propelled by jazz, benzedrine, rock and roll, and a restlessness born out of exile. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and a flinty humor combine in this stunning meditation on the nature of experience, at once celebratory, surreal, poignant, and unforgettable.

 
Jeremy and DadJEREMY & DAD
Jim Borgman
The perfect Father’s Day gift. This hilarious collection of Zits comic strips chronicles the perplexing, infuriating, and loving relationship between teenager and father, serving as an entertaining guide to the peculiar art of parenting a teenager. What’s harder: being a teenager or being the father of a teenager? The answer, of course, depends on whom you ask. In Jeremy and Dad, angst-filled 16-year-old Jeremy Duncan bursts with the questions, concerns, hormones, and insecurities every teenager has, while Walt, Jeremy’s well-meaning father, struggles to pry words—not full sentences, just words—from his son.

 
Thank You For Being LateTHANK YOU FOR BEING LATE
Thomas L. Friedman
Renown economist Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community.Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations. It’s also an argument for “being late”–for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we’re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers.

 
Stranger in the WoodsSTRANGER IN THE WOODS
Michael Finkel
In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life–why did he leave? what did he learn?–as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.