Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours
Dey Street Books
On Sale: May 16, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Humor
A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and
writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories
about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences
raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, who
also penned the Foreword, are shaped by his own childhood.
Though he’s best known for his appearances in the movie
Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall
Jon in Bridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star
director at home. There, he’s just dad. In this winning
collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant
adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the
father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales
from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with
his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man
with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to
employment named Steve Falcone.
Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with
other parents blocking his view with their expensive
electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the
complicated role of being the only male in a house full of
women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as
he sounds more and more like his dad. While Steve Falcone
may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type,
he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in
A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made
sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure
that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and
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