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Dudes. . . In The Flesh. Whether You Want It Or Not

Well, that’s not actually 100 percent factually true, yeah?

I mean, if you don’t want it, all you’ve got to do is stay inside and don’t venture out to a certain Barnes & Noble Booksellers today during two very certain hours.

Not like we can force you to get in your car today (Saturday), drive the couple of miles to 4020 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 and visit the Morrison Place Barnes & Noble, which is just down Sharon Road from the South Park Mall, get there just before 10 am and stay through noon.

Or is it?

No. No, we can’t.

Still, it sounds like a bit of fun, yeah?

Not only will Barry and I be there from 10 am to noon, but we’ll be signing and selling copies of A Dude’s Guide to Babies, now available in electronic format, the best how-to book for dudes, by dudes and featuring a laugh a page at the very least. We’re also there during story time for tots. Yep, you can bring the little dudes and dudettes with you, drop the sweet anklebiters off at story time and then go buy a few books just because.

What with Father’s Day coming up in just the next few weeks, isn’t now the perfect time to find that gift for the new dad that you’ve been meaning to buy? Or maybe for that dude who’s getting ready to be a dad and is only now realizing it’s for reals and is starting to panic?

Why, yes. That does sound like a good idea.

Heck, why not buy a couple of extras just to have around the house so you’ll have the perfect gift the next time you get invited to a baby shower?

Why not, indeed.

So we hope to see you there today. Remember, it’s from 10-noon at the Barnes & Noble in Morrison Place, that’s 4020 Sharon Road in Charlotte.

Can you really afford to miss out on this opportunity? Were we will probably be asking more questions that deserve only rhetorical answers? Or was it rhetorical questions? Did you know I spelled rhetorical without falling back on spell check?

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Sunday Serenade: Still Out And About, So Listen To Music

Hey, dudes! Barry and Richard (that’s me!) are still hanging out at the Baby Shower and Toddler Expo in The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28205.

We’re trying to show folks that A Dude’s Guide to Babies: The New Dad’s Playbook is the perfect gift to any dad who’s having to sit through a baby shower. If you’ve got the time, stop by and say hello to us at table 421. We’ll be there from 11 am through 4 pm.

While we’re gone, I thought you might enjoy listening to some Barenaked Ladies. The band, dudes, the band.

Since we’re going to be selling and hoping a lot of people are in the mood to shop, I thought this might be an appropriate song.

Listen up, dudes! It’s all about the receipt today.


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I Can’t Believe I Waited This Long

As of today, right now, this instant, there are less than three weeks remaining until the world has reason to blame my mom and Barry’s mom for letting us live past puberty.

Well, either that or the world will have reason to rejoice.

Personally? I’m betting on the latter.

Yes, dudes and dudettes, in less than three weeks (18 days to be precise) the long-awaited playbook for new dads, the perfect gift for the man suffering through a baby shower, the book every new dad wishes he could have had and now can. . . it’s the publication date of A Dude’s Guide to Babies: The New Dad’s Playbook.


dude cover

Yep, there it is, dudes and dudettes. That is one sweet cover, yeah?

Oh, yeah.

Barry and I really are proud of this book. It took a lot of work to bring it from a passing fancy in Barry’s brain to an actual, for-real, honest-to-FSM book that you can purchase right now and hold in your very own two hands.

In fact, if you haven’t done so, why not go there now and buy a copy? All you have to do is click on the picture there to the right.

Back already?

Well, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

Now that you’ve purchased your very own copy, and maybe a couple more copies so you can be prepared when you next go to a baby shower and you’re stuck for a gift and the dad-t0-be is sitting there in the corner looking like a deer in the headlights, unsure what to do.

Go over there, clap him on the shoulder and hand him a copy of A Dude’s Guide to Babies: The New Dad’s Playbook and he’ll be ready to go.

Was that pushy? I didn’t want to be pushy?

One more thing. If you buy the book at Amazon.com, or any other online retailer, please go back and leave a review on the site to let others know how much you liked the book.

The more good reviews we get, the more people will see the book and the more people who see the book, the more people will buy it and leave reviews and so on and so on and so on. Sure Barry and I want you to do it so we can sell more books, but we really do sincerely think it will help a lot of shaky dads-to-be.

That’s all.

Well, let’s be honest. That’s all. For now. I will be back and probably more frequently than is good for me. Or you. Sorry. It’s just I’m so very excited.

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