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Book Gift Ideas For Dad This Father's Day

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Giving the gift of a book is more than just a gift in and of itself. Books open up the possibility to convey feelings, sentiment, humor or inspiration similar to giving a card but with so much more depth and meaning. With Father's Day just around the corner we have culminated a list of the best books for dad including books for the funny dad, baseball dad and every kind of dad in between.

Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

For The Star Wars Loving Dad
What if Darth Vader was a hands on dad? Darth Vader and Son delightfully illustrated by Jeffrey Brown gives Darth Vader a new humorous dad-like light presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Refreshing and funny, you dad will get a kick out of life lessons including lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son.

The Parents' Phrase Book: Hundreds of Easy, Useful Phrases, Scripts, and Techniques for Every Situation

For the Dad That Doesn't Know What To Say

Written by funny dad blogger Whit Honea (Honea rhymes with "pony"), the Parenting Phrase Book provides parents with the key language and tactics parents will need to deal with a variety of parenting situations. From tackling sibling rivalry to handling bullies at school, The Parents' Phrase Book will help you connect with your child and address even the toughest parenting dilemmas.

Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating

For The Bacon Loving Dad

What dad doesn't love bacon? With this cookbook, your bacon loving dad can learn how to cook and use bacon is delicious recipes for any time of the day. Author Theresa Gilliam and photographer E Jane Armstrong have teamed up to create a collection of the best mouthwatering pork recipes. They include recipes for every hour, from dawn through dark, as well as info on topics such as how to cure and smoke your own bacon.

Dad is Fat

For The Funny Dad

Written by funny man and father of 5 Jim Gaffigan, "Dad is Fat" is a hilarious read into a chaotic life. Jim, his wife and their 5 children live in a 2 bedroom apartment in New York City. What began as a series of tweets about the everyday chaos on Jim Gaffigan's twitter profile has now become Gaffigan's hilarious first book. In 60 short chapters that read like stand-up bits, he writes about his experiences communing with toddlers and how bedtime is infinitely more complicated than you imagine.

History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

For the History-Conspiracy Loving Dad

Written by storyteller Brad Meltzer, History Decoded breaks down the world's 10 most intriguing unsolved mysteries complete with an interactive element, your history buff Dad will be fascinated. Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer's hit show on the History network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman "Spear of Destiny"? What's the government hiding in Area 51? Read to find out what Meltzer has to say.

Desiree Eaglin is the mother of four and resides in Southern California. She blogs about life, motherhood and all its trials and tribulations on her site The Funny Mom Blog. You can follow her daily adventures on Twitter too.
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