Book Review: ‘3 Hour Dad’ by Adam T Hourlution

Title: 3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing

Published: June 2018

Author: Adam T Hourlution



What would you do if you were suddenly told you were going to be a mum or dad without any notice? How would you react? What thoughts would go through your head? You haven’t prepared to be a parent, you’ve not made any arrangements and nobody in your family is aware.

Now imagine that not even the mum-to-be knew that she had been hiding a little person inside her tummy the entire time.

One day Adam, just your average, typical guy receives a call from his mother-in-law (to be!) summoning him to the hospital following his girlfriend being rushed in with suspected appendicitis only to discover that she is in fact having contractions and has been admitted to the labour ward.

This heart-warming and true story invites readers to step into Adam’s shoes and experience what it is like to be a 3 Hour Dad.

A proportion of sales is donated to a random act of kindness fund. To read more about this please refer to the about me section at the end of the book and help join in the 3hourlution.



Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A memoir.

Planning for becoming a father is something you usually have a bit of time to get your head around, so 3 hours is pushing it!

Talk about your life changing in the space of a moment. Adam was just having a chilled night in while his girlfriend Lyndsay was at her mums. Pizza, TV catch up and trying to secure the last figurine in his Star Wars collection. Good evening all round, right up to the shock phone call at midnight from his soon to be mother-in-law to say Lyndsay was at the hospital about to give birth in the delivery ward. Talk about getting a shock. Trying to put on clothes and drive to the hospital are challenges number 1 and 2. Challenge number 3 is on its way soon.

Interesting to see things from the guys perspective and how they were all trying to wrap their heads around what was happening. Shock of labour is one thing, then comes the realisation that you are now a family with a new baby that you have nothing for. Crazy shopping spree needed stat!

They do say that it can happen. A hidden pregnancy you only find out about when the little bundle decides to make an appearance. Thought is was a bit funny he called the baby his UCO – unidentified crying object – time to pick out a name.

Witty read that brings to life the situation they all found themselves in – shocked faces all round. You can plan all you like but sometimes things happen all at once, and in this case, in the space of 3 hours. I wonder if the next one will make such a dramatic entrance?

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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