Who else but a father would persist, all afternoon, in trying to get a stubborn kite to achieve lift-off, even long after the kids have gone inside to watch TV? -Cathy Hamilton, "Who Else but a Father?" Fathers are a rare, special breed, prone to over-the-top yet endearing behaviors that set them apart from the rest of humanity. After all, what makes "Vacation's" Clark Griswold so funny? Because he epitomizes a blend of millions of daffy dads! Here is a book to honor the fatherly Griswold in your life. Who else but a father . . . * Would stand in the pouring rain, ankle-deep in the mud, to watch a peewee football game on the off chance that his kid might be put in during the fourth quarter? "Who Else but a Father?" captures the essence of dad-dom and makes a special gift for that special dad who will go the extra mile for you-even if it means pinch-hitting for his sick wife at "Mommy and Me" day.
Creator of Boyfriend-in-a-Box, Cathy Hamilton earned her 15 minutes of fame with appearances on the "Today" show and "To Tell the Truth." Cathy currently writes a weekly column called Boomer Girl Diary for the "Lawrence Journal World" and is founder and editor of www.BoomerGirl.com, a web site created especially for women who were born during the baby boom. She lives with her husband and the occasional boomerang kid in Lawrence, Kans. Author's web site: www.cathyhamilton.com.