Good parenting doesn't come from a textbook; it comes straight from the heart 'I don't think Dad had entirely given up on the idea of starting over ... I think he probably decided to struggle on hoping something would turn up, just as he had after his first marriage broke up, and then his second. I just don't think he planned on me being the something that turned up.' At fourteen, when Sarah Bryden-Brown's family fell apart, she went to live with her father, advertising genius and bon vivant John Bryden-Brown. trying to establish a stable household against the incoming tide of Sarah's adolescence and her dad's battle with alcohol and a third marriage gone wrong, the two of them formed a lifelong if unorthodox bond that shaped the author's life. A bittersweet story about an unlikely family unit, Dad and Me will resonate with anyone who has watched parents tumble off their pedestal and become ordinary people - flawed but lovable, and reassuringly human.