My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other: (They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% of the Time)

My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other: (They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% of the Time)

by Don Diamont


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Soap star Don Diamont's most interesting storyline to date is being the real-life father and ringleader of his seven rambunctious boys.

Don Diamont's MY SEVEN SONS AND HOW WE RAISED EACH OTHER is a fatherhood book for today's modern, blended family; a dude book that doesn't shy away from an emotional body slam; and, a giftable Dad book that also functions as a love song to a magnificent Mom.

With humor and compassion, Don takes the readers on a rollercoaster ride from the depths and sorrow of the passing of his own father and brother, to the heights of Hollywood and global glam, to becoming a father himself and the unlikely assemblage of his blended brood. Only two of his seven sons are his biological children. Looking back on the men who raised, coached, and mentored him, Diamont speaks candidly about the powerful lessons he's learned. Looking forward, as his seven boys become men, he reflects on the manly art of fatherhood and leaves us with a winning portrait of an American family in a world where the concept of family is being redefined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455568918
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 239,696
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Don Diamont has garnered several Outstanding Performer acknowledgments by Soap Opera Digest and Gold Star Performance nods by Soaps In Depth magazine. Don has been involved with a variety of charitable concerns, including creating the Don Diamont/Alyssa Mazur Foundation at UCLA's MS Research and Treatment Center. He was named Ambassador of the Year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for his efforts. Additionally, he is a supporter of the ALS Foundation. Don and his wife, Cindy, support PS Arts, which raises money to provide high-quality arts education to nearly 25,000 students in California's most under-served public schools. If seven sons aren't enough, Don is also dad to Tessa, his beloved Labradoodle. A soap opera heartthrob extraordinaire, Don is the only actor in daytime history to be listed in both the "50 Most Beautiful People" and "Sexiest Man Alive" issues of People magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Green Acres 1

2 Zoolander 12

3 So You Want to Be an Actor, Huh? 28

4 Like Sands through the Hourglass 38

5 Deep End of the Pool Boy 52

6 De-bala and Dad 67

7 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 79

8 Fight Club 115

9 Eyes Wide Shut 122

10 Spreading My Wings 138

11 Divine Intervention 144

12 Rubber Hits the Road 158

13 The Promised Land 179

14 Never Say Die 190

15 Little C.H.I.P.s 206

16 Diary of an Undersized Division IQB 222

17 The Oaken Bucket List 236

18 Little Big Man 254

19 Bold and Beautiful … and Blessed 266

Acknowledgments 273

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