1. "The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad" by Mike
Leave it to comedian/actor Birbiglia to explore the
stranger emotions of becoming a new parent. Upon the birth of his first child, Birbiglia
realized he was feeling jealous of his newborn and reluctant to the ways in which
his life was changing. He turned his emotions into a Broadway show, and now, a memoir, which
also includes poems from his wife expressing her own emotional journey. Birbiglia make the taboo seem relatable in story after story that will resonate with so many parents.