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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad
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'Ben Robertson was a successful journalist when he and his wife decided to have children. In a life-changing move, Ben enthusiastically volunteered for the role of Mr Mum while his wife became the main breadwinner. Written with an engaging mix of humour and brutal honesty, Ben's story covers the raising of his two sons over five years.

As a stay-at-home dad Ben is pushed to the depths of tiredness, frustration and despair, moments shared equally with the heights of great joy and energy. What emerges is a unique understanding of the price many women pay when they stay at home to look after the children.

Hear Me Roar offers insight into the deeper emotional territory of the effects of children on relationships and the changing role of men in families. Looking after children is easily the hardest and most rewarding job Ben has done. Why then does it sometimes leave him feeling lonely and confused and lacking in confidence? Tackling these child-rearing issues honestly from a man's perspective makes this book a rare read on being a dad, warts and all.' Source: http://uqp.com.au (Sighted 03/04/2012).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Darlene.
  • Epigraph: Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason. Jerry Seinfeld.

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Recommended Reading from UQP 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Contact , Winter 2013; (p. 42)

— Review of Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad Ben Robertson , 2012 single work autobiography ; Closer to Stone Simon Cleary , 2012 single work novel
Tough Love Ben Robertson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 April 2012; (p. 14-16)
Nappy Ending : Putting Fathers in the Picture Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 16 - 22 May no. 882 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad Ben Robertson , 2012 single work autobiography
Father's Rage Drives a Dad to Find His Own Voice Fran Metcalf , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 April 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad Ben Robertson , 2012 single work autobiography
Father's Rage Drives a Dad to Find His Own Voice Fran Metcalf , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 April 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad Ben Robertson , 2012 single work autobiography
Nappy Ending : Putting Fathers in the Picture Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 16 - 22 May no. 882 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad Ben Robertson , 2012 single work autobiography
Recommended Reading from UQP 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Contact , Winter 2013; (p. 42)

— Review of Hear Me Roar : The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad Ben Robertson , 2012 single work autobiography ; Closer to Stone Simon Cleary , 2012 single work novel
Tough Love Ben Robertson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 April 2012; (p. 14-16)
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