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My First Rodeo

How Three Daughters, One Wife, and a Herd of Others Are Making Me a Better Dad
Narrated by: Stoney Stamper
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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My First Rodeo is a heartwarming collection of stories that reveal the ups, downs, and delights of being a family man, from a guy who never dreamed of being one.

Happily unmarried with no desire for a change in status, Stoney Stamper met a beautiful lady with two daughters and to his surprise fell head over boots in love. At the encouragement of family and friends, he decided to chronicle his new life and created the popular blog The Daddy Diaries

My First Rodeo will inspire those just starting out with families to hang in there, they can do it. And for those well beyond the child-raising years, it will be a poignant reminder of the enduring goodness of family.

©2019 Stoney Stamper (P)2019 Random House Audio

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“What a tremendous collection of thoughts, lessons learned, and heartwarming stories about life and parenthood! Parents, grandparents, and even adolescent kiddos will find something in My First Rodeo just for them. For fathers in particular, Stoney brings a clever perspective on the trials, tribulations, and comedies of learning to be a modern-day dad. From life-changing stories that will water the eyes to laugh-out-loud adventures that will bring even more tears, Stoney’s first book is a great read!” (T. M. “Roe” Patterson, author of the book Crude Blessings and president and CEO of Basic Energy Services Inc.)

“From pineapple ‘I love yous’ to a map to heaven, My First Rodeo is a relatable book for dads or any parents doing their best in today’s complexity. A father of five myself, I place my title of Dad as my most sacred calling. Stoney gives insight into dad-hood in the best way possible: from the heart. Fatherhood is not biology; it is not words. It is actions. Three cheers for dads, and thank you, Stoney, for sharing your story!” (Shane D. Plummer, international horseman and an all-time leading breeder) 

“Stoney Stamper not only makes me wish I’d grown up on a farm; he makes me want to grab each and every person in my family and give them a great big hug. With colorful stories that include finding love, raising stepdaughters, and saving chickens, each chapter will leave you with either a smile on your face or a tear in your eye. And I challenge you to finish the entire book without breaking into a full-on sob!” (Kellie Rasberry Evans, cohost of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and cohost of A Sandwich and Some Lovin’ podcast) 

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Great story telling that your expect from Stoney

loved this book, if you follow the daddy diaries, this book is what you expect with Stoneys story telling. I really loved hearing about who he is as a man before and after his wife and daughters changed his world and how his family faith has helped him through life ups and downs.

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This is a great book...

I loved every minute of this book. The stories are very well told and heartfelt. This is a book I will enjoy a second time.

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Oh my stars!

I love your blog and loved the book. It made my drive from Western Oklahoma to Eastern Oklahoma much easier. I’m so proud of you Stoney and family! Great job!

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Outstanding

Hilarious, heart warming, laugh out loud funny, and inspiring. I have been following The Daddy Diaries for years. Stoney never disappoints. He keeps you entertained and encouraged. If you are a parent, especially blended families, this is a must read.

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Highly Recommend!

I had been anxiously awaiting the release of this book and it did not disappoint, and was better than I had hoped.

A great book of life, love, loss, faith and family. Stoney is such a great story teller and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to him read this book. Stoney brings each of these real life stories to life and it is easy to see yourself in these stories. Check it out!

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Amazing!

Stoney is an amazing storyteller. I have followed him for years on Facebook and couldn't wait for this book to come out. I was a mess after the chapter on his grandma and grandpa because it's so relatable. It will definitely make you laugh and cry. I can't wait to reread it on the hard copy. I'm so glad the book is read by him. It makes it even better hearing it in his voice. Great job Stoney!