Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again (Paperback)
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"Lost in Space" is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always lively essay collection about fathers and sons, and their relationship to not only one another, but pop culture, death, and sex--because sex sells, even if you're otherwise focused on parenting and the generation spanning cultural impact of Star Wars.
The essays in "Lost in Space" are focused on an array of child-rearing topics including sleep, discipline, first haircuts, deceased parents/grandparents and illness, and the inherent challenges and humor that coincide with, and are intrinsically tied-into, these stages of life. The essays also recognize the ongoing presence of the author's dead father in his life even as he seeks to parent without his father's guidance or advice.
About the Author
Ben Tanzer is the author of the books "My Father's House," "You Can Make Him Like You," "So Different Now," "Orphans" and "Lost in Space," among others. Ben serves as Director of Publicity and Content Strategy at Curbside Splendor and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of his growing lifestyle empire. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.
Steven Lafler Steven Lafler is a cartoonist and illustrator who has done work for clients in the music industry, such as Sony Music and Bill Graham Presents, creating promotional materials for clients such as Leonard Cohen and Mike Watt. He has published graphic novels and comic books with the leading independents, including Top Shelf Productions (BugHouse, Baja, Scalawag), Manx Media (40 Hour Man, El Vocho), Fantagraphics Books (Dog Boy and other titles) and more.