In 1995, Armin Brott wrote a book that no bestseller had done before: It became an accessible, reassuring, and indispensable resource for expectant fathers. Millions of copies, syndicated columns, fatherhood classes, and radio shows later, the book’s fifth edition arrives tomorrow. And it’s updated with more information, more case studies, more reader input — and more discussion of the importance of the mental health of both parents.
We talk about how Armin wanted to turn his anger into a force for good, why he joined the Marines to learn Russian, and why you should never tell your drill sergeant how to do their job.
- Follow Armin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Alan Shepard, the first American to travel into space
- Armin’s New York Times article, “Taken For A Stranger“
- Armin’s other books
- Backlash, by Susan Faludi
- “Be curious, not judgmental,” from Walt Whitman
- Joe Jackson made his kids move cinder blocks
- Alec Lace guested on our podcast to talk about First Class Fatherhood
- The Safe to Sleep campaign
- The Beck Depression Inventory