Father’s Day is on June 21st, but we can appreciate our dads every day of the year. In happy, sad, and funny times, our fathers have been with us through it all. Why not celebrate dad with the gift of a new book?

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Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels

Father’s Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to get your dad something special! Check out these six books by dads, for dads that we highly recommend.

1. Dad Is Fat—Jim Gaffigan

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
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Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
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Comedian Jim Gaffigan is father to five children with wife Jeannie. He started out tweeting about his life as a dad, but quickly realized that 140 characters were not enough to express the happiness and difficulties that come with fatherhood. Perfect for dads both new and seasoned, Dad Is Fat is a witty, funny, and sharp observation of life with kids.

2. Man Vs. Child: One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting—Doug Moe

Man Vs. Child by Doug Moe Father's Day Book on being a dad
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Man Vs. Child by Doug Moe
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Doug Moe observed that there are hundreds of parental advice books for moms that answer the tougher questions about parenthood, but very few for dads. So, he flipped the script in this witty and humorous book. Tackling questions like what to do if your child loves your iPad more than they love you, Moe breaks down being a father into survival lessons perfect for any dad.

3. Being a Dad Is Weird—Ben Falcone

Being a Dad Is Weird by Ben Falcone
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Being a Dad Is Weird by Ben Falcone
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From writer, director, and actor Ben Falcone comes a warm, hilarious memoir on being a father. Husband of Melissa McCarthy and father to their two daughters, Falcone writes about his life as a dad and how his childhood with his own father has shaped his experiences as a dad. An intimate but funny look at being a dad, this book is sure to have you and your dad laughing.

4. Confessions of the World’s Best Father—Dave Engledow

Confessions of the World's Best Father by Dave Engledow
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Confessions of the World’s Best Father by Dave Engledow
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Dave Engledow hilariously edits photos of himself and his daughter, Alice Bee, in this picture book dedicated to being a dad. Engledow pairs each hilarious image with a log entry that describes the awkward situation that the “World’s Best Father” has found himself in. This is the perfect gift for any dads in your life.

5. Dad Or Alive—Adrian Kulp

Dad or Alive by Adrian Kulp
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Dad or Alive by Adrian Kulp
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When Adrian Kulp’s wife told him he was going to become a dad, she asked him to stop being what was essentially a teenage boy trapped in the body of a thirty-two-year-old executive and grow up. This hilarious book, based on his blog of the same name, chronicles his journey from being the breadwinner of the family to a stay-at-home dad.

Honorable Mention:

Sh*t My Dad Says—Justin Halpern

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
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Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
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Okay, so a dad didn’t write this one, but it was too good not to include. When Justin Halpern was twenty-eight, his longtime girlfriend dumped him and he found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad, Sam. Halpern describes his dad as being “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair.” Halpern uses the best quotes from his father to write a touching and hilarious coming-of-age memoir perfect for all dads and their adult kids.