Tim Dowling

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Sunday 11 June


If your Saturdays aren’t complete until you’ve read Tim Dowling’s take on life in Guardian Weekend , here’s a chance to hear from the man himself, one of our best-loved journalists.

In Dad You Suck Tim examines the banalities and rigours of family life with his usual self-deprecating humour and dry wit. It is a book about fatherhood, about families and about being a modern man. As Tim says: “Perhaps this is my life’s true purpose: maybe I’m here to teach my sons that self-esteem comes and goes – it can get rolled right out of you at short notice – but that you still can get by in life without any, as long as you don’t want to be a contestant on The Apprentice. That, at least, is my experience. And, for what it’s worth, my example.”

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