Diary of an Accidental Dad is Erma Bombeck if she liked a good spanking and drank a bit too much. These stories hit so close to home that they have to be true, but they are written in a witty, articulate, self-deprecating style that will make milk squirt from your nose~even if you don’t drink milk. Dad’s struggles to find a place in childhood society for a hyper-kinetic but brilliant son are both hysterical and endearing. The fine line between being over-indulgent, protective, free-wheeling, and disciplinarian are crossed, stomped on and drawn again over and over, with the inner dialogue all parents have with themselves~please don’t let me screw up my kids.
Alex Goetchius never wanted children. He was doing just fine without them. But a funny thing happened on the way to becoming an accidental dad. He fell in love with his kids.
In other versions of this life Alex has been a musician, playing in clubs in New York City, and a collector of Lowbrow art and supporter of the pop surrealism art movement. But this present version of his life, writing and raising kids, seems to suit him best.
Alex lives with his wife and two children in a small beach town halfway between New York and Philly, where you’ll find him at the local pub sipping wine and watching baseball, and quietly writing and giggling to himself.read more