Before there were blogs, there were online journals and diaries, and one of the best was Rob's. (He's been at a bunch of different URLs, but the current one is here.) He's a very funny writer, usually tending toward the cynical and sarcastic. But that changed somewhat when he became a father. It changed even more when his young daughter was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that prevents her from speaking, and which may eventually cause serious seizures.
When he announced his book deal on his journal, I made sure EVPL got his book, and I'm enjoying it as much as I've enjoyed his online wriitng. It's a little weird reading something when I know what's going to happen -- even some of the passages are familiar, because they were blog entries first. But I love the way he writes, the way he can go so nimbly, and plausibly, from humorous to moving. And I think he's captured the incredible love between dads and daughters better than anyone I've read.
Put a hold on this book today! I'll be done with it by Monday!