Baseball, Beer Labels and The Princess Bride: 17 Books for Father's Day Gifts

Baseball, Beer Labels and The Princess Bride: 17 Books for Father's Day Gifts

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Tess Wilson
Jun 10, 2015

I love buying books for the various dads in my life because it's such a great way to share interests, to introduce them to things I think they'd love, and to thank them for all the cool things they've introduced me to. There's something on this list for all types of dads: colorblind, Whovian, artsy, sporty, foodie, drinkie...

  1. Baseball-Loving Dads: The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
  2. Nature- and Art-Loving Dads: any of Andy Goldsworthy's books
  3. Beer- and Graphic Design-Loving Dads: Cool Beer Labels: The Best Art & Design from Breweries Around The World by Daniel Bellon and Steven Speeg
  4. Graphic Novel-Loving Dads: The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Colleen Doran
  5. Coffee-Loving Dads: The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James and Caitlin Freeman and Tara Duggan
  6. James Beard Award-Winning Dads: Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes by Cortney Burns, Nicolaus Balla, and Chad Robertson
  7. Astronaut-Hopeful Dads: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  8. Colorblind Dads: The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks (8% of men are colorblind- is your dad?)
  9. Left-Handed Dads: Left-Handed Golf by Bob Charles, The Lefty Guitarist's Survival Handbook by Neil D. Santos, and/or The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion by Yvette Stanton
  10. Post-Apocalyptic Dads: The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein
  11. Camping and Cooking Dads: Cee Dub's Dutch Oven and Other Camp Cookin': A back country guide to outdoor cooking spiced with tall tales by C.W. Welch
  12. Manly Dads: Art of Manliness Collection by Brett and Kate McKay
  13. Whovian Dads: Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia by Annabel Gibson, Moray Laing, and Jason Loborik
  14. Scientific Dads: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe
  15. Mixologist/Scientist/Gardener Dads:The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
  16. Wes Anderson Fan Dads: The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz
  17. Princess Bride-Loving Dads (so, all of them, right?): As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
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