Home' Scoop : Scoop 50 Summer 2009 Contents Rules for My Unborn Son by Walker Lamond (St Martin's Press, $14.99 US)
New York-based writer/filmmaker Walker Lamond combines paternal advice and his love of rockabilly fringes
in this stylish manual for manhood. Based on his popular blog, it draws together classic and contemporary
counsel that a father might offer his son: from the practical ("Don't underestimate your fertility") to the
sartorial ("Own a wool flannel suit"). A smart, snappy read.
The Complete Matthew Hayden Cookbook by Matthew Hayden, (ABC Books, $39.99)
Matthew Hayden delivers tasty recipes interspersed with tales from his life and extraordinary cricket career in
this cookbook -- covering everything from "Grandma's shepherd's pie" to exotic recipes uncovered during his
travels. Fans will enjoy a detailed account of the smoked ham and pumpkin soup Matthew ate every day in
the lead up to his world-record breaking 380-run haul in 2003.
Magic in the Night: The words and music of Bruce Springsteen by Rob Kirkpatrick
(Souvenir Press, $32.99)
The melodic and lyrical genius of Bruce Springsteen has long provided fodder for music critics, and this book
continues in a similar vein analysing each of his 16 studio albums for their social, political and pop culture
context. Well-researched and written, this is essential reading for music fans.
Friendly Fire by Wil Anderson (Ebury Press, $32.95)
The funnies fly thick and fast in Wil Anderson's second book, a kind of mischievous ode to the Australian way
of life. Tackling all the big issues -- childhood obesity, tracky dacks and Ian Thorpe -- Wil's often unwise-cracks
make for thoroughly amusing reading.
Wisden on the Ashes: The Authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry
Edited by Steven Lynch (John Wisden & Co, $99)
"Cricket is fortunate enough to have an international contest which is the envy of all sports," writes Sir Alec
Bedser in the foreword of this Ashes anthology. Assembling reportage from the Wisden Cricketers' Almanac
-- produced annually since 1864 -- it provides a complete picture of the 316 eventful encounters between
England and Australia. Animated writing makes this dense volume an enjoyable, incremental read.
The unfortunate truth is some blokes
today just don't value their role as fathers
as much as they should, leaving much
of the parenting responsibilities to
But this mindset is being
challenged with a new not-for-profit
West Australian initiative promoting
better relationships between fathers
and their kids. The Fathering Project
helps equip fathers with the skills
they need to play a more proactive
role in their children's lives.
Professor Bruce Robinson, a
senior medicine researcher at UWA,
and Professor Donna Cross, who
heads the Child Health Promotion
Research Centre at ECU, formed The Fathering
Project after research suggested fathers are not as
involved in their children's lives as they could be.
The Fathering Project has produced a 21-minute
DVD What Kids Really Need from their Dads, and
an accompanying booklet to help men see how
incredibly important they are to their
sons and daughters.
Their work is also designed to
help grandfathers, stepfathers,
uncles, mentors, teachers and
sports coaches recognise their
important function as father
figures in a child's life.
To get a copy of the booklet or
DVD, or to find out more, visit
thefatheringproject.org or call
(08) 9346 2005.
~ Jake Millar
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