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Postpartum Depression for Dads?

We loved Michael Lewis's book, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood so much that we featured an excerpt in Babytalk magazine. In it Lewis takes an unflinching look at fatherhood and highlights the unexpected feelings of unhappiness and boredom that some dads feel, not unlike the postpartum depression moms can experience. "Fatherhood can be demoralizing," he says. "I usually wind up the day curled in a little ball of fatigue, drowning in self-pity." He even goes as far to say that he remembers picturing himself hurling his baby off a balcony and admits that he would have only showed obligatory sadness if she were run over by a truck. There are plenty of sentimental bits too, but what really stands out is the brutally honest accounts of those days where parenthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

This has some people up in arms on The Daily Mail, but what do you think? Is Lewis going too far, or is he just the first guy to admit what other fathers go through?

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