Wed. June 5 at 7pm Downstairs - may move offsite if grows $5.00 ticket This will be a moderated event- t.b.d. moderator Father's Day /family fun focus Pub: Ashley Hewlett, Touchstone Publicity Ashley Hewlett
Father of two daughters, bestselling author, and a star of The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Steven Schirripa brings a welcome dose of humor and old-school advice to the parenting wars.
Steven Schirripa knew he was in trouble the moment he held his firstborn daughter in his arms. He realized that he was now in the role of a Big Daddy—someone who is strong, loyal, and always looking out for his kids’ best interest (even if it isn’t always the popular decision). Overprotective? Maybe. Willing to tone it down? Absolutely not.
With a mixture of bravado and self-effacing humor, Schirripa delivers his categorically antiquated, but always hilarious tough-guy stance on what it takes to raise kids today. Big Daddy’s Rules is filled with often hilarious stories of his over-the-top parenting style—staring his daughter’s new boyfriend down, freaking out after finding a birth control pack in the bathroom, and paying a visit to a teacher who made a less than appropriate comment to his youngest daughter. But Schirripa isn’t just cracking jokes here—this is a call to action for dads to return to commonsense parenting and reclaim their role as protector and holder of values to be passed down.
Steven R. Schirripa was a breakout star on The Sopranos. He is the New York Times bestselling author of A Goomba’s Guide to Life and currently stars on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Schirripa also hosts Investigation Discovery’s Nothing Personal, a series that showcases real-life stories of murder for hire. Schirripa lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.
Philip Lerman is the author of Dadditude: How a Real Man Became a Real Dad and the coauthor of several books, including No Mercy. Lerman is the former co-executive producer of America’s Most Wanted and former national editor of USA TODAY. This event is $5.00 and may be used towards the purchase of the book.