SPUNK:

A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood

 

We KNOW there is a better way for fathers.

It’s the modern fatherhood men are already shooting for but struggling to grasp.

The fatherhood our children yearn for and deserve.

A fresh combination of new research and candid portraits from acclaimed podcast, School for Fathers, takes readers deep inside how men view their fathering as they attempt (day in, day out) to be dad to their kids.

SPUNK is a problem-solving roadmap for WHAT kind of SPUNK modern fathers need now and HOW fathers with this SPUNK raise their children.

Danusia knows a new version of SPUNK is possible for fathers.

This book will show you how.

Book Reviews

“Danusia Malina-Derben’s book ‘SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood’ is out now and causing a stir. Thought-provoking and combative, it offers a pragmatic problem-solving roadmap for the kind of modern fatherhood that will secure better futures for our children”

– METRO

“SPUNK challenges fatherhood stereotypes by bringing together diverse dads and allowing them to speak candidly about their dadlife. Being a dad can be rather isolating, without the equivalent support-network enjoyed by mums. SPUNK fills that void with hundreds of fascinating, relatable stories from real-life dads. Highly recommended.”

– Jamie Beaglehole, award-winning author of the Daddy & Dad blog

“SPUNK is a masterful manifesto that, like its author, is formidable, brilliant, clear, and powerful. Danusia Malina-Derben’s book offers dads (and future dads) a smart roadmap to being and becoming the fathers they wish they could have had. Read this book!”

– Ken Mossman, Coaching Men: Visionaries, Map-Makers, & Iconoclasts

From the Father Stunter Culture that says fathers are less than to masculinity narratives telling men there’s only one way to be a father – let’s face it – fathers are dealt a short shaft.

The Truth? We need fathers more than ever.

The awaited companion to NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood, this fresh new work lifts the conversation surrounding modern fatherhood far beyond the nuts and bolts of ‘daddy daycare’.

We’ve an urgent task to set things right with, and for, fathers. And it’s one that must be done. If you don’t agree; this book is not for you.

SPUNK: A Manifesto Modernising Fatherhood elevates the conversation about modern fatherhood beyond the nuts and bolts of daddy daycare as it goes deep inside how men view their fathering as they attempt (day in, day out) to be a dad to their kids.

Inside SPUNK you’ll discover more than a thousand men revealing what it means to be a father in this fast-changing world. Through a combination of brand new research married alongside portraits from acclaimed podcast, School for Fathers, men uncover how much being a father is a whole new, often confusing, ballgame.

Fathers are hindered by outdated structures and trapped by fixed ideas of manhood, resulting in a messy situation for both them and us. SPUNK is a practical guide that explains why fathers behave the way they do and offers solutions for the kind of fatherhood they aspire to, but struggle to achieve. It also addresses the fatherhood our children desire and deserve.

Based on global fatherhood data, SPUNK provides answers to these questions:

  • What kind of SPUNK do modern fathers need?
  • How can fathers with this SPUNK raise their children?
  • Why will SPUNK lead to a more genuine and fulfilling fatherhood identity?

This straightforward book presents practical alternatives to accepting the same old nonsense from the world around us – the media, policies, laws, and workplace structures – that constantly attempt to limit fathers’ abilities. Compassion, honesty, and radical ally-ship for fathers form the basis of change. Together, we must question what is necessary for a better future for fathers and our children.

 

The answer is SPUNK.