The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Former Host of Fox News’ Red Eye, Tom Shillue. Tom is the author of Mean Dads For A Better America.

MEAN DADS FOR A BETTER AMERICA: The Generous Rewards of an Old-Fashioned Childhood by Tom Shillue

In his new book, Tom—stand-up comedian and former host of Fox News’ Red Eye—takes a nostalgic look back at his childhood and the simple American values that shaped his worldview. Growing up as one of five kids in a devout Irish Catholic family in a small town outside of Boston, Tom believes that the rough-and-tumble, rules-dominated world in which he came of age was a better America—a time and place that made him into the man he is today.

Reminiscing about his childhood, his family, and the traditional values he cherishes, Tom takes us back to a time when neighbors disciplined each other’s children without fear of being sued, when kids made it to the family table for dinner, when parents’ rules were gospel, when the occasional fistfight was considered a fair way to solve a problem, and when children were free to roam, make mistakes, and experience the first tastes of independence. As Tom celebrates the stability of family life and the sanity of days gone by, he encourages us to hold on to our sense of humor and look back at our own lives, as we work towards creating a better future for ourselves and our kids, all while making us laugh.