Best of the Book Nook: 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, by W. Bruce Cameron
2002 was the breakout year for the humorist Bruce Cameron. The previous year he had finally gotten his first book published and in 2002 as "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And other tips from a beleaguered father [not that any of them work]" was coming out in paperback he was on a roll. Bruce was coming through Dayton to honor the late Erma Bombeck when I caught up with him. The book was being developed for a television pilot which then became a TV series and he was definitely on his way to fame and riches.
Now all these years later his books routinely make the best-seller lists and he seems to have found a niche these days by writing one book after another about various cute puppy dogs. This remains his only appearance on the show. He is a genuinely funny fellow.
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