OSCODA – Oscoda graduate of 1988 Sanderson Dean will be holding a book signing for “STARK RAVING DAD: Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us” at Cathy’s Hallmark this Saturday at 3 p.m.

The book was released for purchase on May 7, and features poems and pictures about what it’s like to be a dad.

“Basically, I’ve turned all my fatherly angst into humorous poems, and it’s illustrated with all my kids’ preschool and grade school art,” said Dean.

 The idea for the book started one day when he was plunging the toilet. He said his wife wanted to him to do something more constructive with his angst because he began yelling a lot. As he was plunging the toilet, he said he thought up his first words to the poem “Ode to the Plunger Man” and said his book continued from there.

Dean said the book is designed for the weary, beaten down parent to let them know they’re not alone. The book will be for sale at the signing for $14. Cathy’s Hallmark is located at 123 S. State St. Oscoda.