Dads of all ages will laugh in agreement at the predicaments in How Tough Could It Be? The Trials and Errors of a Sportswriter Turned Stay-at-Home Dad. With humor in his pen and one hand on a mop, Sports Illustrated writer Austin Murphy shares his experiences as he swaps roles with his wife for six months. How does a man go from interviewing superstar athletes to planning the elementary school talent show? Or more specifically, how does he survive it? There is both insight and laughter in Murphy's answer, making this book entertaining for both fathers and mothers alike.

Howard Shirley is a writer and father in Nashville.

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