The book is set up in such a way that Foxx (single father of two daughters from two different relationships) introduces a life lesson at the beginning of each chapter and then immediately dives into his own experience of this lesson growing up. He then balances it out with a more recent memory from his daughters' lives and experiences. The juxtaposition of the the 'then' and the 'now' structure, really had me invested in this particular read. Personally, I really appreciated his recollections of the love and strength he received from his grandparents early on in his life and how it drives him to apply it into the present day with his own children.
Foxx's memories are funny, heart warming and shed light into the world of fatherhood. As a daughter to a single father myself, I don't think I ever really would have been able to see things from my own father's perspective, if not for this book. As I continued to read, I started to understand my own relationship with my dad a lot better. After all, Foxx does a great job of explaining why dads may react or behave the way they do in different circumstances. I can earnestly say, that I am truly thankful to Foxx for putting these stories out into the public realm. They were relatable regardless of his stardom.
If you are a dad, daughter or are interested in Foxx's life in anyway, then this is the read for you. It was so enjoyable, that I could easily see myself reading it again...especially during those trying times with my own father! Perhaps in the future (if and when I become a parent), I will appreciate this read in a whole new light! Only time will tell. So if you are a parent, please have a read and be sure to let me know your thoughts!
Act Like You Got Some Sense can be found at your local bookstore in the 'New Releases' or 'Humour' section and here.