Joe Kelly (author)

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Joe Kelly (born 1954) is an American author known primarily for books on fathering.

Career[edit]

Kelly was born in northern New Jersey, and grew up in Ohio and Southern New Jersey. He attended LeMoyne College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Superior.[citation needed] Before working on girls’ and fathering issues, Kelly was a reporter, producer, and regional news director for Minnesota Public Radio.[citation needed]

He was co-founder, with Michael Kieschnick, of a national advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters in the United States, Dads and Daughters (DADs),[1][2] which operated from 1999 until 2008. In 1993, he helped his wife Nancy Gruver to found New Moon magazine, edited by girls 8- to 14-years old girls.[citation needed]

Books[edit]

Kelly is the author of several books on fathering.

  • Kelly, Joe (May 14, 2002). Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your Daughter When She's Growing Up So Fast (hardcover 1st. ed. ed.). Broadway. ISBN 0-7679-0833-3. 
  • Kelly, Joe (January 7, 2014). The Idiot’s Guide to Pregnancy for Dads (paperback ed.). Alpha. ISBN 978-1615644346. 
  • Kelly, Joe (April 2, 2013). The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being a New Dad (paperback ed.). Alpha. ISBN 978-1615642472. 
  • Kelly, Joe (May 4, 2004). Pocket Idiot’s Guide for the Expectant Father (paperback ed.). Alpha. ISBN 1-59257-224-3. 
  • Maine, Margo; Joe Kelly (June 28, 2005). The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect (hardcover ed.). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-69158-5. 
  • Kelly, Joe (May 14, 2007). The Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide: 54 Fun Activities to Help Build a Great Relationship (paperback 1st. ed. ed.). Broadway. ISBN 0-7679-2469-X. 
  • Wildes, Lyle; Joe Kelly (January 1, 2009). The Positive Attitude Development Workbook (paperback 1st. ed. ed.). Duluth, MN: Whole Person Associates. ISBN 978-1570252280. 

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Parenting magazine’s 1995 Parenting Achievement Award: 1995 with wife Nancy Gruver
  • iParenting.com’s Dad of the Year: 2001
  • Women’s Sports Foundations Title IX Father of the Year: 2004
  • Eating Disorders Coalition’s Activist of the Year award: 2004
  • New Moon is the only child-edited publication to win the Parent’s Choice Foundation Gold Award multiple times.

Personal[edit]

Kelly and his wife have twin daughters, who were born in 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dad, Do You Think I Look Too Fat?". New York Times. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Father of Dads and Daughters". Superior Alumni. Fall 2007. 

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