june, 2022

23jun7:00 pm8:00 pmDad Bod Book LaunchJoin author Cian Cruise in celebrating the release of Dad Bod

Event Details

Come on out to celebrate the book launch of Dad Bod by ex-Kingstonian Cian Cruise.

Dad Bod is a clever, riveting collection of essays about father figures in popular culture. From Gandalf to Homer Simpson, Die Hard to The Mandalorian, these essays unpack the tropes that inform our collective image of fatherhood. Follow Cian Cruise, newly minted dad, as he riffs on the stereotypes and lore of fatherhood, traces a contemporary art history of dads in popular culture, and journeys to the heart of dadness to become a better father.


Praise for Dad Bod:

“Funny, perceptive, and thoughtful, Cian Cruise’s Dad Bod is constantly curious about the pop culture artifacts it interrogates.”

— Naben Ruthnum, author of A Hero of Our Time

“Cruise is a great writer and a great father, and a never–ending source of interesting insights.”

— Misha Glouberman, author of The Chairs Are Where The People Go

“Cruise’s irreverent exploration of fatherhood in pop-culture shrouds a cosmic reverence for the teaching it contains”

— André Babyn, author of Evie of the Deepthorn


Thursday June 23 at 7:00pm

Novel Idea – 156 Princess St.



Dundurn Presscian.cruise@gmail.com 100 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON, M6R 2W6

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