Tim Dowling discusses his new book

Tim Dowling was discussing his new book Dad You Suck at the University of Sheffield's Auditorium

He explained how the book was given its title…

Tim had a two-book deal of which the first was called How to be a Husband and the latest one was supposed to be called How to be a Father, but he thought that was boring, so he suggested the current title, which stuck:

“Basically because no one could think of anything better”

It came from when he was interviewing an Apprentice contestant for an article and was bored so was flicking through the empty pages of his notepad and came across a note one of his sons had written to surprise him – which it did – ‘Dad You Suck’!

Tim was excited to be at Off the Shelf and to be appearing at the University of Sheffield:

“It’s a great campus and the city seems a vibrant place to walk around.”

His book is hilarious and for a guaranteed laugh, check out the section about going to see the film The Hobbit with his youngest son. Tim read this out to the delight of the packed Auditorium.

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