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ChatChat - Claudia Cragg

Jun 13, 2013

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Austerity and the Great Crash are affecting everyone at all levels, regardless of past career success or not.

Claudia Cragg speaks here for KGNU with ex TV honcho, Adrian Kulp.

He first learned that he was about to become a father, he says, when he was essentially a teenage boy trapped in the body of a thirty-two-year-old high-powered executive.

So he did what his wife asked him to do: grow up. He packed away his Phillies baseball memorabilia, hid his GI Joes, and converted their guest bedroom from his private man cave into a nursery.

Kulp now has a new book out in time for Father's Day based on his mercilessly funny and brutally honest blog. It is is the hilarious story of one man’s journey from being the one who brings home the bacon to the one who fries it—along with assembling the crib, learning how to “accessorize” his daughter, and flying with an infant for the first time. From numbing booze-free co-ed baby showers to navigating the Farmer's Market with a baby (and loaded diaper) strapped to his chest, to locking himself out of a childproofed toilet, this often-sweaty and exhausted SAHD (stay-at-home dad) gets down and dirty about surviving life as a new parent—dad or alive.

But behind the jocularity is a story that, these days, is all too startlingly and increasingly familiar.