Bruce Gillespie

A blog by freelance writer and editor Bruce Gillespie.

Introducing Nobody’s Father

I’m starting this blog mainly to help promote my new book, Nobody’s Father: Life Without Kids, which will be released by TouchWood Editions in the next couple of weeks. I’ll do my best to keep you up to date with our plans for a fabulous launch party, publicity news and related information. I may also post some behind-the-scenes information for anyone who’s interested in how this particular book came to be or just interested in getting published. Inevitably, I’m sure I’ll post about other stuff, too, as I have a bit of a short attention span.

For now, here’s the blurb about Nobody’s Father from the publisher’s web site to whet your appetite:

In a sequel to the celebrated collection of stories Nobody’s Mother comes an honest and poignant collection of essays from men who have forgone fatherhood.

Statistics Canada data show that seven per cent of women and eight per cent of men intend to remain childless. Nobody’s Father gives readers fresh, honest insights into that male eight per cent. Ranging in age from young manhood to late middle age, some gay and some straight, and making their homes across North America, the contributors explore the issues of what it means to live a life without children. While some writers admit they are haunted by feelings of failure to live up to their own fathers’ expectations and to carry on the family name, others admit to knowing from an early age that parenthood was not for them and are content with the alternative lives they lead.

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Written by bgillesp

September 3, 2008 at 11:59 am

Posted in Nobody's Father

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