Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DadWagon Presents: Loinfruit, Meltdowns, and Weeknight Drinking

From the editors of, a bloggy celebration of the foul-smelling joys of fatherhood, comes the second installment of our reading series featuring some of New York’s most entertaining dads. Every month, DadWagon Presents brings three procreative writers to Pacific Standard (82 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-858-1951; to tell parenting tales that may make you laugh, will probably make you cringe with self-recognition, and will almost definitely send you to the bar for another pint. So, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, leave the kids at home (please!) and come see:

Donovan Hohn, the prize-winning author of Moby-Duck and features editor at GQ, lives in the West Village with his wife and two kids.
Brian Braiker, a former Newsweek and Rolling Stone staff writer, is a contributing editor at the Guardian US and Billboard magazine—and an amateur banjo player. He loves one of his daughters more than the other, but he'll never tell which.
• Gabe Soria, a music journalist and co-author (with Jessica Abel) of the graphic novel Life Sucks, has a 7-year-old boy who was kind of impressed when his dad introduced him to Dr. John.

Again, the details:

Where: Pacific Standard (82 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-858-1951;
When: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25
Cost: Free!
Sponsor: “A little better than most blogs” is how Parents Magazine described, three journalists’ attempt to make sense of the sometimes baffling, often excruciating, occasionally amusing world of fatherhood in New York City. Those three are Nathan Thornburgh, a writer for Time and founder of; Theodore Ross, features editor at Men’s Journal and author of the forthcoming “Am I a Jew?”; and Matt Gross, a travel and food writer and the Times’ former Frugal Traveler columnist.
Contact: E-mail Matt Gross <>