"FROM DEADLINES TO DIAPERS: Journal of an At-Home Father"
(Noble Press, Chicago, 1992; ppbk., $11.95; ISBN 1-879360-22-5)
What happens when a veteran sportswriter takes the plunge into becoming a real-life "Mr. Mom?"
When deciding whether or not to have a baby, Mike Perricone and his wife Joan had some tough decisions to make. Entering their forties, they didn't have much time to figure out how to reconcile caring for an infant with the demands of their two careers, his as a journalist and hers as a businesswoman.
Mike resolved to become an at-home father. While his wife pursued her career, he would devote himself to caring for their infant daughter.
“A warm, truly sensitive and often humorous account of a real Mr. Mom.” (The Chicago Tribune Book Review, April 11, 1993)
The book led to an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show (“Salute to Fathers,” June 16, 1996)
(Not available in stores. For copies, contact Mike)