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Alternadad

Neal Pollack

In Alternadad, Neal Pollack offers a wonderfully candid account of his and his wife’s attempt to bring up their son while still having fun and preserving their attachment to youth culture. For Pollack, this means bringing the boy to music festivals and teaching him about the history of rock and roll, and nothing brings joy to his heart like hearing his son say he wants to listen to the Ramones. It means having posters of Johnny Cash and not of Wilco, or learning that Baby Bear is a terrible show while Sesame Street rocks. It means teaching your son to be irreverent without being a bad kid. In the end, Alternadad is about learning to be a responsible parent who can also teach his son how to mosh. It also just might become the parenting bible for a new generation of parents trying to raise their kids in an increasingly homogenized and uptight culture.

In Alternadad, Neal Pollack offers a wonderfully candid account of his and his wife’s attempt to bring up their son while still having fun and preserving their attachment to youth culture. For Pollack, this means bringing the boy to music festivals and teaching him about the history of rock and roll, and nothing brings joy to his heart like hearing his son say he wants to listen to the Ramones. It means having posters of Johnny Cash and not of Wilco, or learning that Baby Bear is a terrible show while Sesame Street rocks. It means teaching your son to be irreverent without being a bad kid. In the end, Alternadad is about learning to be a responsible parent who can also teach his son how to mosh. It also just might become the parenting bible for a new generation of parents trying to raise their kids in an increasingly homogenized and uptight culture.
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In Alternadad, Neal Pollack offers a wonderfully candid account of his and his wife’s attempt to bring up their son while still having fun and preserving their attachment to youth culture. For Pollack, this means bringing the boy to music festivals and teaching him about the history of rock and roll, and nothing brings joy to his heart like hearing his son say he wants to listen to the Ramones. It means having posters of Johnny Cash and not of Wilco, or learning that Baby Bear is a terrible show while Sesame Street rocks. It means teaching your son to be irreverent without being a bad kid. In the end, Alternadad is about learning to be a responsible parent who can also teach his son how to mosh. It also just might become the parenting bible for a new generation of parents trying to raise their kids in an increasingly homogenized and uptight culture.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:10


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:54


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:22


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

33:50


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

29:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:54


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

19:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

21:14


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

36:49


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

39:01


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

12:45


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

19:01


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

33:22


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

44:55


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

34:55


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

19:55


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

22:53


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

20:22


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

30:44


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

30:18


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

10:23


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

02:01